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Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

The Great War 1914 – 1918

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 the Updale Reading Room

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.

The fragile beauty of luxury glass craft… Yorkshire style

Kate with one of the landscape bowls

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.

Treasured Textiles


Treasured Textiles Poster

All Are Welcome

Entry is free and delicious home made refreshments will be available – and there will be a raffle.

Our Rosedale & Hartoft Treasured Textiles exhibition is now coming together with some wonderful items arriving every day.  If you have anything which you would like to display, either old or new, preferably hand-sewn and with a Rosedale connection, please contact us as soon as possible.
We are also looking for dressmakers’ dummies and freestanding bentwood coat and hatstands to use at the exhibition.  Can anyone help?  If so contact :

Linda Chambers – rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk or 01751 417071
or Sue Proctor – rosedalesue@hotmail.co.uk or 01751 417153

If you would like to be on the rota of helpers, please get in touch with Sue.

Textiles Exhibition 25-26 August 2013





Residents and those with Rosedale family connections are being invited to display both old and new hand-worked textiles to raise awareness of the importance of local craft skills and display family mementos and treasures. We are hoping to have two lovely days for the public to admire and be inspired by examples of textile/needlecraft articles old and new, and perhaps with a story to tell, which have either been made here in Rosedale or belong to Rosedale residents.

If you would like to lend us your articles for display, want to give us a hand or want to know more, please get in touch with…


Sue Procter  rosedalesue@hotmail.com  or ring 01751 417153

 Linda Chambers  lkc77@hotmail.co.uk   or ring   01751 417071

           NO ENTRY CHARGE

            Delicious home-made refreshments will be available throughout the day.  We hope you will add your support and pass the word to family, friends & neighbours.



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.

History Visit to York

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