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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Carols On The Green – Wednesday 21 December 2016

The ever popular Carols On The Green will take place on Wednesday 21 December 2016 starting at 6.30pm with song sheets, mulled cider and mince pies provided.

Carols On The Green 2015

Carols On The Green 2015

A collection will be taken in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so wrap up well, bring a torch and enjoy the seasonal sing song in aid of a very worthy cause.

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – 1 October 2016

The Rosedale History Society sponsored a most successful coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 1 October. There was a great turnout, including several visitors who wandered in by accident and then stayed to look around and take part in the raffle! A total of £305.80 was raised through donations, cake sales and the raffle.

Bernard Glass reporting on progress of the This Exploited Land project

Bernard Glass reporting on the progress of the This Exploited Land project

Thanks to all who donated cakes and prizes for the raffle and to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for their customary smooth and efficient running of the event.


The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 5 November in aid of the Rosedale WI.


Stomping To Whitby

A brass band called the Sandhouse Stompers are  walking the 120 miles from Morecombe to Whitby from 20 to 28 July. On the way they are stopping off to play free gigs to raise money for Favela Brass, a project which provides brass and percussion instruments and English lessons for children in one of the favelas in Rio de Janiero.

Busking through Rosedale Abbey

Busking through Rosedale Abbey

Last year’s walk raised over £4000 enabling the project to continue for another year and also to the children being invited to perform at the Rio Olympics!

The band will be playing on Wednesday night, 27 July, at the Coach House, Rosedale Abbey starting at around 8.30pm – call in, enjoy the lively music and contribute to a worthy cause.

Follow-on: a great night was had in the Coach House and the audience was very generous with their contributions to the charity, helping the Stompers to raise about £3000 so far on their trek and making the target of £4000 plus achievable after their final gig in Whitby at the Abbey Wharf on Thursday evening.

Stomping in The Coach House!

Stomping in The Coach House!


HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Party – 12 June 2016

The Queen’s 90th birthday was celebrated in Rosedale by over 250 adults and children, who enjoyed traditional games on the Milburn Field, followed by a tea party on the village green.

Her Majesty's Arrival - winner of the scarecrow competition

Her Majesty’s Arrival – winner of the scarecrow competition

Girls' Sack Race

Girls’ Sack Race

The mums' egg and spoon race

The mums’ egg and spoon race

All enjoying tea and buns on the green

All enjoying tea and buns on the green

Janet Dring cutting the cake

Janet Dring cutting the cake

Margaret, Ena, Janet and Lorraine relaxing!

Margaret, Ena, Janet and Lorraine relaxing near the end of the day!

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped set up and run this marvellous occasion, especially Nicola and her committee of helpers and also to all who contributed such delicious sandwiches, rolls, buns and cakes for the tea party.

Blacksmiths Theatre Supper Night – 24 May 2016

The Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft will host another of the very popular theatre supper evenings on Tuesday 24 May starting at 7 pm.

A farcical clash of Anglo French cultures!

A farcical clash of Anglo French cultures!

Tickets cost £28.95 for a two course supper (three choices per course) and the performance. To book tickets and select menu choices, drop in to the Blacksmiths, call on 01751 417331 or visit the website www.blacksmithscountryinn.co.uk

This Exploited Land

We have just received the brilliant news that the Heritage Lottery Fund has granted £2.5 million towards the This Exploited Land (TEL) project to conserve, protect and interpret our unique industrial heritage.

The full NYMNP press release is at this link: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/about-us/press-office/press-releases/articles2/trailblazing-funding-for-the-north-york-moors

The Rosedale History Society has played a full role along with the other partners in the project to bring about this excellent result. There will, of course, be regular updates on the TEL project progress from now on, here and at the RHS regular Sunday meetings on the first Sunday of each month.

Well done all!

Easter Pilgrimage

Hi everyone,
This is just a reminder about the GOOD FRIDAY PILGRIMAGE around our 5 churches.
Starting in Rosedale at 10am on Friday 25th March; then to Hutton for 11am;
Cropton Noon; Appleton 1pm and finishing in Lastingham at 2pm.
Please spread the word around your parish.
There will be readings, quiet reflection, prayers and hymns.
Peter Jaram will be leading the pilgrimage and you are welcome to join in at any, all or some of the above.
We may be able to organised transport for those who would like a lift – please contact Andie 417223.
With very best wishes