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.
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 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.
In spite of a couple of sharp showers in mid-afternoon, the Rosedale Show 2016 passed off well. Numbers were thought to be down on last year. mainly because of the adverse weather forecasts, but those who did come to show enjoyed the day. Some photos:
The Show Field 2016
All Blinged Up
Under Starter’s Orders
Chips with Everything
Fancy Pony Winner – Cheer Up!
The updated attendance figures will be published here shortly. In the meantime the Show Committee would like to thank all who helped set up the showground and who acted as gate stewards, traffic controllers and the like and who helped make the day another success for Rosedale.
An invitation from the This Exploited Land Project Officer:
Come and see us on one of the upcoming Heritage Open Days, part of a European and National programme which this year has ‘industrial heritage’ as a key theme. We’ll be up at the kilns in Rosedale East on Friday 11th September from 10.00 – 4.00.
East Mines, Rosedale
The following day, you’ll find us at the Grosmont Ironworks site (the National Park car park!), again between about 10 and 4. On both days there will be short guided walks plus a wealth of information about each place. We will be supported by Rosedale History Society and Grosmont Heritage Group, so you are all very welcome.
Well, it turned out nice in the end! A bright if breezy day brought in the crowds to the Milburn Field today, Saturday 15 August, for Rosedale’s annual show, the ‘best little show’ in the county. Numbers of visitors is thought to be slightly up on last year’s attendance at around 3,750. However, there were fewer trade stands, but there were plenty of the ones that mattered!
A few souvenirs of the day:
Charlotte’s back, and a prize winner too!
Mini masons at work
Magic Mal working his spells
Beuholme Britannia proving to be a handful for Mr Richardson
‘I can’t bear to watch’! Judging in the Fur and Feather section
They’re Off! The trail hounds on their way
Both days of the Local Villages WW1 history exhibition were well attended at the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale. Between 50 to 60 people on Saturday and rather more on Sunday visited from all over the country, not just locally and viewed a fascinating and varied set of photographs, memorabilia and documentation on the roles played by by local people in the Great War both at home and at the front from Rosedale and Hartoft, Appleton le Moors, Sinnington, Lockton and Levisham and Thornton le Dale.
Exhibits in the Reading Room
History Walkers at East Mines – 13 September
History Walkers and More Dogs – East Mines Stone Kilns -14 September
A tremendous amount of hard work was put in to stage the exhibition by volunteers from all the villages involved. The organisers would also like to thank all those who helped out on both days with running the reception desk, guiding and advising our visitors, those who provided and served all the delicious cakes, rolls and other refreshments that are such a feature of these events in the Updale Reading Room and, finally, the generous donors of excellent raffle prizes on both days – you know who you are so thanks again!
ROSEDALE HISTORY WEEKEND
Rosedale History Society with Ryedale Villages Heritage Group
(Lockton & Levisham, Thornton Dale, Appleton le Moors & Sinnington)
World War One project
13 &14 September
PLUS Rosedale Archives,
New Social History
Photographs & Memorabilia
Walks to East Mines at
UPDALE READING ROOM,
Further details email:
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War on 4 August 1914, we should pause to remember those from Rosedale who gave their lives in that horrific conflict.
The memorial at the Updale Reading Room
A number of local history societies, including Rosedale History Society, are staging a Great War exhibition at the NYM Railway station at Pickering for the next week, after which the Rosdale displays will be shown at Rosedale Show on 16 August.
Finally, there is a planned ‘Lights Out’ throughout the nation on Monday night, 4 August, between 10 and 11pm, when all public buildings will turn off all lights except one per building. Private householders are being encouraged to do the same, with perhaps just one candle or similar small light in a window during the dark hour.
Kate with one of the landscape bowls – picture by Tony Bartholomew
Kate Jones of Gillies Jones Glass, with landscape bowls which will be seen in the Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
Work by Yorkshire glassmakers Gillies Jones will be seen in a showcase celebrating the work of the UK’s leading craftmakers.
Rosedale glassmakers, Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones, are appearing in the exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, as alumni of the Crafted mentoring programme run by Walpole, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of the British luxury industry. They are showing five large pieces of glass, each decorated with a landscape inspired by their surroundings in the North York Moors National Park.
The showcase, which runs from Thursday to Saturday, is free of charge to visit and open to all.
Ms Jones said: “We’re delighted to be selected as part of this prestigious showcase of contemporary craft, showing our work alongside 30 makers across the disciplines in a unique cultural organisation: a place where art is made, exhibited and debated.”
The Crafted programme was founded four years ago to
protect and promote traditional skills that are often forgotten
and overlooked in an era of digital design and mass production.
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 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.
The above is a quote from a Berkshire couple who visited the Rosedale and Hartoft Treasured Textiles Exhibition on Bank Holiday Monday. Around 180 other people from the dale and beyond called into the Updale Reading Room over the weekend to enjoy the display of textiles with a Rosedale connection, put on by local effort and with the support of Ryedale District Council’s Small Scale Creative Economy Scheme.
Some of the many items set and ready for visitors
Enjoying some of the fascinating exhibits on display
‘Very interesting display and lovely cakes!’, ‘Extremely interesting particularly the interpretation…’, ”Thanks for showing the beautiful treasures ..’ were some other comments from the visitors’ book. Thanks to Linda and Sue for all the their hard work in organising and collating the displays and to all the others who helped out with setting up and stewarding the exhibition over the two days, to those who provided the delicious refreshments and to Margaret for her stalwart work with the raffles.