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.
Paul Hayward, local motor sport historian
Paul Hayward, a local motor sport historian, gave a most interesting talk last night on the history of the once nationally famous hill climbs held on Chimney Bank in the the 1920s.
The event, which was sponsored by the Rosedale History Society and held in the the History Room of the White Horse Farm Inn by kind permission of Christine and Jim, was attended by over 30 people, both local and visitors to the dale, with £62 being raised in donations to the Next Steps mental health charity.
The Rosedale History Society holds more information on the hill climbs. Come and see it at the next Tea and Chat meeting of the Society which will be at the Updale Reading Room on Sunday 5 May from 2 to 4 pm.
A 1913 Chalmers on Chimney Bank, competing in the Flying Scotsman Rally, 13 March 2010
The Rosedale History Society presents an illustrated talk entitled “Rosedale Hill Climbs – Endeavour and Crowds 100 Years Ago” on the subject of the then nationally famous Rosedale Chimney Bank hill climbs, to be given by Paul Hayward, a local motor historian, in the History Room at the White Horse Farm Inn on Friday 26 April 2013 at 8.00 pm.
The French family who ignored the warning signs at the top of Chimney Bank in the recent bad, icy weather clearly did not understand also that our way mark signs are for pedestrians only!
Fortunately, the parents and three children were uninjured and were welcomed and warmed up at the Abbey Stores and Tea Rooms in the village.