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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 ‘Music’ Category

VE Day – 8 May 2020

The nationwide celebrations over the weekend 8 to 10 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day have obviously been severely curtailed because of the Wuhan Virus pandemic.

However, we can all make an effort to unpack the bunting and fly the flag from our homes on Friday 8 May. Also, Charlotte Tomlin, currently residing at 20 Bridgefoot and who plays in brass bands and orchestras, will sound the Last Post and Reveille at the War Memorial in Rosedale Abbey on Friday at 2.55pm. Clearly, rules on social gatherings must apply but it is suggested that people in the village and dale might like to stand in their doorways at that time and raise a toast in memory of all who suffered and died in the Second World War and especially the three men of the dale who fell and the other 32 who served in that conflict.

We Will Remember Them

The Queen’s Trumpet Maker – 14 October 2019

As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of Rosedale’s Women’s Institute, Dr Richard Smith, of Smith Watkins of Sheriff Hutton, gave an illustrated talk in the Updale Reading Room on Monday evening on the history of the ceremonial trumpet, how his firm makes them and how they are played at State ceremonial occasions.

Lorrie Westwood introducing Richard and Debbie Smith.
A practical, and loud, demonstration from Dr Smith!

Some forty members from Rosedale and neighbouring Women’s Institute branches thoroughly enjoyed Richard Smith’s fascinating and amusing presentation and the lively question and answer session that followed.

And thanks, of course, to all who contributed to the delicious supper afterwards.

Rosedale Flower Festival Preview Evening

A preview evening was held for the Flower Festival on Friday 14 September 2018 in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal. Close to a hundred people, visitors and locals, attended and enjoyed a very convivial event and were royally entertained by the Eskuleles ukelele band.

Father Bill Godfrey formally opening the Festival

The Eskuleles in full flow.
Enjoying the Craic!

Over £600 pounds was raised from donations and sales of Appeal related merchandise, an excellent effort by all involved. Thanks go to all who helped set up the the displays and who who contributed to the Appeal on the evening.

Please remember the church will be open to view the wonderful displays by local groups from 10.00am to 5.00pm each day through to Sunday 23 September, with the Harvest Service followed by a Bring-and-Share supper on Saturday 22 September starting at 6.00pm. All are very welcome to St Mary and St Lawrence Church.

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.

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!


Hartoft Chapel 150th Anniversary

The 150th anniversary of the wonderful little chapel at Hartoft was celebrated on Sunday 30 August with a musical tea. Forty four people from all over the dale attended and £315 was raised which will go towards replacing one or more of the chapel windows.

The ukele trio of Gerry, Lynda and Shirley entertaining the audience

The ukelele trio of Gerry, Lynda and Shirley entertaining the audience

An appreciative audience!

And their efforts were much appreciated by the audience!

Lynda would like too thanks all who came and supported the chapel restoration fund for their ‘fantastic generosity’.

The George Colley Singers – 3 July

A note for your diaries – the famous George Colley Singers, who have sung in Rosedale church twice before, will be performing their lively repertoire again on Friday 3 July at 7.00pm in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey.

George Colley Singers

The George Colley Singers at Rosedale in September 2011

Tickets will be £7 at the door and will include a glass of wine and a light supper. Come and listen to  excellent live music and song and enjoy a convivial evening.