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 and Arts and Craft groups held their annual exhibition in the Updale Reading Room on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September. There were displays of historic and heritage photographs and the results of the Diamond Jubilee project to record family and property history in dale were laid out. The Arts and Craft group had a very wide range of items on display, ranging from textiles, oil and water colour paintings to ceramics and embroidery.
Jack Dring and Himself – portrait by Diane Smith.
The reception on Friday night was very well attended and there was a steady stream of visitors on Saturday, making use of the heritage archives and admiring the art and crafts on display and enjoying the excellent tea and cake provided by the WI ladies.
Four Lindas and a Lynda! All in One Place at The Same Time
The History Society and the Arts and Craft Group would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this such a successful event and also all the visitors who came to support the work of both groups.
The final walk of the Rosedale History Society’s 2012 season of guided walks took place today. The longest of the year, the group of nine went from the village through to Thorgill, then across country to Battling Hills Lane and broke for a delicious lunch at Maggie Barraclough’s Dalehead Farm Tea Garden.
Wet But Happy! The Group at The Stone Kilns, East Mines
After lunch the group went up to the East Mines, looked at some fossils and then went by Hill Houses and over some old trods and pannier ways down to the Duker Bridge and then back to Rosedale Abbey.
The RHS would like to thanks all those who came on the series of walks for supporting the Society and we look forward to running another programme of stimulating and informative walks and events in 2013.
Meanwhile, on Friday 28 September from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and on Saturday 29 September from 10.30 am to 5.00pm, the Society and the Rosedale Arts Group will be having an open house and displays of archive photographs, Diamond Jubilee project material and artwork in the Updale Reading Room. Refreshments and a raffle will be available – all are welcome and hope to see you there.
Mary Warren’s exhibition of her amazing clay sculptures and mixed media images opened yesterday at the North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby .
Mary Warren explaining her sculpting techniques.
The exhibition is on until Wednesday 29 August and there is free entry between 9.30am to 5.30pm. Catch this stimulating and imaginative show of the landscapes and folklore of the North York Moors while you can. And there is an excellent cafe on site so make a day of it!
So typical of Rosedale – torrential rain overnight, then an overcast morning with traders and some horseboxes having to be towed into the ground, then glorious sunshine to finish off a most enjoyable day.
Finlay and Liam stone bashing on the junior masons' stand
A delicious selection - the Man Cakes on the left front!
Hot Hooves - the farrier demonstration
Pimping The Pullet - getting a young chicken ready for the Fur and Feather classes.
Janine Aldred with Rosedust Tiger Lily, The Champion Pony of the Show
Paul and Bill Metcalfe preparing their stock. Paul won his grandfather's trophy, The Ernest Metcalfe Cup, for the Best Swaledale In Show.
A great big vote of thanks to all those volunteers who worked so hard to help set up the showgrounds and then directed traffic, manned the gates and generally ensured another smooth running and highly successful show.
And another for those, many of them the same, who spent Sunday taking everything apart and storing it all for next year. As they toiled, they were treated to a flypast of the RAF’s Red Arrows (sorry, no pics) – a day late, but never mind!
On Monday 11 June, the Rosedale Art Group and History Society combined for a private tour of Fairfax House and the exhibition of Views Of York – 1610 to the Present Day and which is on until 31 August. The exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the granting of York’s first charter by King John.
The tour of the fascinating Georgian town house, described as the finest of its type in England, was conducted by the Director of the York Civic Trust, Peter Brown, who wove an informative and amusing tale of the history for the building, concluding with the exhibition of pictures of York on loan from the British Museum, British Library, the York Art Gallery and from private individuals.
The Rosedale visitors enjoying some pink champagne at the end of the tour.
Anyone interested in the the history and development of the county’s ‘capital city’ should visit Fairfax House which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and 12.30 to 4 pm on Sundays throughout the summer. There are guided tours at 11 am and 2pm, with no booking required. For more details go to www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk
Stephen and Kate Gillies have made the front page of today’s (Saturday) Yorkshire Post. The article covers the preparation of some new designs for a forthcoming exhibition called ‘Inspired Landscapes’ running from 13 May to 17 July at the North York Moors Centre at Danby.
On Monday evening, Linda Chambers, Secretary of the Rosedale History Society, gave a talk on ‘Women in Rosedale’ to the Updale branch of the WI, covering the lives of women in the dale from the earliest days through to the 1960s.
The Updale WI have an varied and interesting programme of events planned for 2012 – call Carol Cockerell on 01751 417370 for details of how to join the branch
Women in Rosedale
Continues at Gillies Jones, Rosedale Abbey until 30th November 2011.
‘Graal’ is the Swedish for grail and derives from the
mediaeval Latin for ‘gradalis’ meaning bowl or chalice. Developed in 1916, by the master glassmakers at Orrefors, it is still one of the most technically
challenging of all hot glass techniques.
An overlay is made, cooled, decorated with engraving and sand carving, reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and made into a goblet. Each resulting goblet is one of a kind.
A new apprentice at Gillies Jones Glass – Taili Schumann-Saunders under instruction blowing glass at Steve and Kate Gillies’s open day at their studio this Sunday 23 October.
Taili Blowing a Glass Bubble
The rear room in the White Horse Farm Inn has been completely redecorated after the ceiling had to be replaced because of some over enthusiastic bathing in Room 10, or so it is said!
The Rosedale History Society’s photographic exhibits have also been rehung, so pay a visit to the inn and enjoy Jim and Christine’s excellent hospitality as well as taking in some of our local heritage. Other historical information is on display and heritage trail guides are available for sale at the bar.
The Rosedale History Society's photographic exhibition in the White Horse Farm Inn (click on image for larger view)