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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 ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Andy Goldsworthy Talk – 13 June 2018

The world renowned artist, Andy Goldsworthy, gave a talk last evening to an audience of over 50 locals and visitors in the Reading Room on his art installations in Northdale.

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy started with a fascinating resume of some of his works around the world and in Britain, before going into detail on the current installations in Northdale. Two have been completed, the Red Wall near West Northdale Farm and the Fireplace north of Northdale Farm, with two more under way at Job’s Well and in Hangingstone House. He hopes to gain permission to undertake a few more such works with all of them to be connected by a pathway. The whole projected is being funded by the David Ross Foundation, whose Artistic Director, Sophie Clark was present at the talk.

Thanks to the Barraclough family for the use of their field for parking and the the Rosedale History Society for sponsoring the event and providing refreshments

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – Saturday 7 October 2017

By courtesy of the proprietor, there will be a coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 7 October between 10.00 and 12.00 am in aid of the Rosedale History Society, As well as the ever popular cake sales and raffle, there will be displays of archive photographs and information on family, social and industrial history of the dale. There will also be an update on the This Exploited Land of Iron project.

Coffee and good company

Any donations for the raffle would be gratefully received, but above all come along and enjoy the company, chat and excellent coffee and cakes

 

Rosedale Local History Weekend – 22 to 23 April 2017

Ghost Miners at Bank Top

 A weekend event highlighting This Exploited Land of Iron project and  Rosedale’s Social History at Updale Reading Room, 11.00 – 4.30p.m.  Refreshments available.  Wheelchair friendly.   FREE ENTRY!

 Archive photographs, maps, plans and artefacts and much more.  Local artwork and crafts for sale.

Guided Walks both days. –  Mining and Railway walks 2.0p.m. from Updale Reading Room.  Bring walking boots and waterproofs!

A talk by Malcolm Bisby giving an overview of Rosedale’s Mines and Railway at Rosedale Abbey church at 6.00p.m. Saturday 22nd.  Free admission with a collection for church funds.

Information:  http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org.uk/history-contacts/news-and-events/

email. rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk 

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – 1 October 2016

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 progress of the This Exploited Land project

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.

 

Rosedale Show 2016

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

The Show Field 2016

All Blinged Up

All Blinged Up

Show 2016 - Sheep Talk

Sheep Talk

Under Starter's Orders

Under Starter’s Orders

Spider Kids

Spider Kids

Hound Trail

Hound Trail

Infant Athlete

Infant Athletes

Chips with Everything

Chips with Everything

Power Trotting

Power Trotting

Fancy Pony Winner - Cheer Up!

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.

Heritage Open Days – Rosedale And Grosmont, 11 – 12 September

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

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.

Rosedale Show 2015

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!

Charlotte’s back, and a prize winner too!

Mini masons at work

Mini masons at work

Magic Mal working his spells

Magic Mal working his spells

Beuholme Britannia proving to be a handful for Mr Richardson

Beuholme Britannia proving to be a handful for Mr Richardson

'I can't bear to watch'! Judging in the Fur and Feather section

‘I can’t bear to watch’! Judging in the Fur and Feather section

They're Off! The trail hounds on their way

They’re Off! The trail hounds on their way

 

WW1 History Exhibition – 13 to 14 September 2014

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

Exhibits in the Reading Room

History Walkers at East Mines

History Walkers at East Mines – 13 September

History Walkers and Dogs - East Mines Stone Kilns  -14 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!