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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

A ‘Thank You’ From The Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A letter was received this morning from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance regarding the carols around the tree event on 21 December:

“Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity we would like to thank you for your generous donation of £76 given by carol singing around the tree in Rosedale Abbey.

It is the goodwill, sponsorship and charitable donations that keep this vital service flying and therefore we are extremely grateful for your support – without the generosity of people such as your selves we would be unable to continue this valuable work.

Once again our warmest thanks and appreciation to you.

Your sincerely,

Tracey Bull


Yorkshire Air Ambulance”


Well done again to everyone who attended and remember to bring all your friends and family to make next year’s event even bigger and better.

Carols By The Tree

A good crowd of around forty people and at least eight dogs from Rosedale and Hartoft gathered around the village Christmas Tree on Saturday evening, 21 December, to enjoy mulled cider and mince pies and sing carols lustily until the rain cut short the festivities!

dry and cold on the outside, warm and wet on the inside

Dry and cold on the outside, warm and wet on the inside

Before the rain

Before the rain

A very generous crowd donated £76 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Thanks to Diane Crawford for arranging the excellent musical accompaniment and to Linda Chambers for the mulled cider and mince pies. Let’s make it an even bigger event next year. Meantime, a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all our readers in Rosedale, Hartoft and beyond!


Christmas At The Campsite

Vanessa, John and Graham Atkinson of the Flower of May campsite hosted a large crowd of locals to generous helpings of delicious mulled wine and mince pies on Saturday night 14 December with seasonal music provided by a superb mechanical organ from the Scarborough Fair collection.

The 'Accordion Castle' computer controlled mechanical organ.

The ‘Accordion Castle’ computer controlled mechanical organ.

The organ is part of the Scarborough Fair Collection of fairground rides, mechanical organs, steam engines and vintage and miniature vehicles. The Collection is currently closed for the winter but will be opening again at Easter  2014.

Christmas Tree 2013

For those of you who have stumbled down to the Abbey Stores for your newspaper early in the morning and wondered what has happened to the village Christmas tree, don’t worry, as this year it has been moved from the village green to the ‘Millennium Green’ outside the Community School. Thanks to Anthony Davis and his team, it is lit up and looking as splendid as ever.

Christmas Tree 2013-1

All Lit Up For Christmas

A reminder that there will be carols, mulled cider and mince pies around the tree on Saturday 21 December at 6.30pm and a collection will be taken for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Wrap up well and come along!