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ROSEDALE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1-9 JUNE 22

A number of events around the dale are taking place to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Most of the events are in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and you can contribute directly during the week at the events or by BACS payment to Save Rosedale Abbey Church, account no 35397892, sort code 05-05-70 at Virgin Money.

Some images from the celebrations in the dale are below:

The Rev David Haddon-Reece opening the week of events and celebrations – I June 2022
The Opening Concert, with the Dalesmen Singers – 1 June
Crafting in the Church with Jo Tomlin – 2 June
Singing The National Anthem – 2 June
John Lane at the spinning wheel, 2 June
Happy Souvenir! 2 June 2022
The Tea Tent with a very colourful spread on show!
Sue Turner, winner of the Victoria Sponge competition, 2 June .
Clare Haynes leading the Moorland Voices choir on Thursday 2 June
Thursday 2 June, late evening and waiting expectantly on Bank Top for the Jubilee Beacon to be lit …
… and Ignition! Thanks to the great design and engineering skills of Anthony Davies and Richard Dent.
The Beacon Crew – Anthony Davies (electrics), Richard Dent (metalwork) and Harry Wilson (rigging)
Arts and Crafts Festival – 3 June 2022
Arts and Crafts leaf printing workshop, led by Linda Blackburne – 3 June
Demonstrating spinning yarn on a hand reel, 3 June.
The Moorland Voices choir performing again on Friday
Richard Haynes from the Moorland Voices explains the workings of the hurdy-gurdy to some visitors – Friday 3 June
Unusual Cricket Pitch Markings!
The Updale versus Downdale Cricket Teams – 3 June 2022
Cricketing Action, 3 June – an Updale batsman gets a hit and it is believed that Downdale were the eventual winners!
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Button Making Class
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Linda Chambers and Lorraine Dale’s Jewellery Workshop
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The Bar Team – Anne Brown, Margaret Bradbury and Jen Black – with some thirsty customers
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – margherita, meat feast, pepperoni or mediterranean?
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The charity cake stall for the sweeter toothed!
Arts and Crafts, 5 June – Crocheting
Jubilee 22, 5 June – Picnic and Sports,
The Dean Parker family with Julie Alderson
More hardy picnickers
The Mitchells enjoying the drizzle!
The rain made the ground slippery for some!
Sack Race Levitation
Parental assistance in the Egg and Spoon Race!
The Finale to The Sports Events – Sam Raw umpires the Tug-of-War
Cheers! Arts and Crafts Festival Committee with some volunteers celebrating a job well done
Arts and Crafts Festival Concert 9 June – John Lane and Richard Haynes providing some soothing West Coast jazz
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Trevor Dale helping out with the raffle
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Ross McWhirter raising the volume levels!

The excellent concert on 9 June in the church was a fitting finale to a very successful Platinum Jubilee week in Rosedale. Congratulations and thanks to all who organised the many events and to all the volunteers who helped run them so well. Many visitors commented on on the bright and friendly atmosphere in the village throughout the period and Rosedale can be proud of its tribute to HM The Queen and its efforts in raising much needed funds for the church’s restoration. The Church Treasurer is now drawing breath and will publish the financial results shortly. Remember, you can continue giving at any time to this vital effort, either in the boxes in the church itself or by BACS to Save Rosedale Abbey Church at Virgin Money account number 35397892, sort code 05-05-70

Afternote: the final amount for the church appeal raised after costs is a magnificent £4,530! Again, well done to all involved.

ROSEDALE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL AND CONCERTS – 1 TO 9 JUNE 2022

A quick summary of events over the Jubilee period as a reminder:

ROSEDALE ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL AND CONCERTS at Rosedale Abbey church in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church appeal.

Wednesday June 1, 7pm, Festival Launch with concert by The Dalesmen Singers.  £10 at the door.  Refreshments.

Thursday – Sunday June 2-5, 10.00 – 4.00, Art & Craft workers selling a wide range of hand-made quality pieces, workshops and displays. Free entry.  Workshops can be pre-booked.  See further details on facebook, twitter and www.rosedaleabbey.com

Thursday 2 June 9.45pm – Beacon Lighting on Chimney Bank

Thursday June 9, 7.00pm Concert with jazz musicians John Lane and Richard Haynes, and professional singer and guitarist, Ross McWhirter.  £10 at the door.  Refreshments.

ROSEDALE HISTORY MEETING on Sunday 5 June, 2.00-4.00 at Updale Reading Room village hall.  Our informal, quarterly meetings are open to all for research and discussion.  Our large archive covers both social and industrial heritage with photographs, documents and maps.   Internet access provided.  Refreshments available.  Contact rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk  with any enquiries.

CHURCH APPEAL CONCERT – 29 OCTOBER 2021

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The Moorland Voices choir, directed by Clare Haynes, gave an excellent concert in St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey on Friday night. An appreciative audience was entertained with a wide programme of folk, gospel and jazz numbers, both choral and instrumental, which raised £700 pounds for the church appeal fund from ticket sales, donations and the auction of a watercolour picture of Rosedale.

Moorland Voices on song!

Our thanks go again to Clare Haynes and the choir and to the volunteers who set up the event and provided the delicious snacks and wines which contributed to a most enjoyable evening.

PAINTING FOR AUCTION

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A chance to win a striking original artwork of Rosedale!

This lovely painting, by professional artist Jo Wiley of Whitby, is offered for auction to raise money for the Save Rosedale Church Appeal.

If you would like to make an offer by sealed bid, please drop your bid price, your name and email/phone number off at The Oaks or Phoenix House, both on Gill Lane or at Thorgill House.  The painting has a reserve of £140.00. 

The result of the auction will be made at the Moorland Voices choral concert in the church this Friday, 29th October.  If you are at the concert, sealed bids can be taken on the night.

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.

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’.