Rosedale Community News
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Archive for the ‘Farming’ Category
First we had floods of biblical proportions, then the Wuhan Flu and now a plague of beetles. The little insects flying into your face or dropping down the back of your shirt collar are heather beetles, aka Lochmaea suturalis:
The larvae of the beetle feed on heather shoots and therefore damage the plants, which is why last year there was comparatively little purple up on our moors and great swathes of brown, sickly heather plants instead.
The Rosedale Show AGM will be held in the Updale Reading Room on 20 November 2019 at 7.00pm.
All are welcome to attend.
A Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Sunday 6 October at 0915 – all are welcome.
There was solid rain for the whole of the day before the show so there was much apprehension about access to the show field on the day itself. However, after a slow and slippery start, the sun came out, the ground dried up quickly and the crowds turned up to make the day a great success. Some images as a reminder of the day:
A huge vote of thanks to Sam Dring and her Show Committee and to all the volunteers who set up the show field and to the stewards and other helpers on the day – it could not happen without your dedication to making the Show such a success.
The annual Rosedale Show was held on the Milburn Field on Saturday 18 August with good crowds enjoying the displays and events in breezy, sunny weather. Some scenes from around the ground:
The show could not be run each year without the sterling efforts of Sam Dring and her committee and all the volunteers who help put up and take down the showground, who man the gates and direct traffic – heartfelt thanks to them all.
Also, a reminder of the Rosedale Flower Festival in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal’ which will be in the church of St Mary and St Lawrence from 15 to 23 September with a Harvest Service and Supper at 6.00pm on Saturday 22 September – all are very much welcome.
Sunshine, showers and a blustery wind typified show day at Rosedale on Saturday 19 August, but as usual the crowds of locals and visitors came out and enjoyed the varied displays of horses and other livestock, exhibitions, trade stands and live music throughout the day.
Much thanks to all on the Show Committee and to the volunteers who manned the gates and controlled the traffic to make the day such a success.
Thanks must also go to all those who donated to the Rosedale Abbey church repair appeal by buying the excellent calendars on offer or by giving directly or both. The grand sum of £546.30 was raised for this vital cause.
The remaining calendars will be on sale shortly in the village between now and the church appeal sponsored coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00 am – in the meantime, if you have any queries, please call 01751 417071 and leave a message.
Thanks again to all who helped make this Saturday such a special day for Rosedale.
Lyndsey Dale and Matthew Sanderson were married on a gloriously sunny Saturday 8 July in St Mary and St Laurence Church with Father Bill Godfrey officiating. The event had a farming theme with the groom’s party arriving in tractors and the groom, ushers and pages dressed very smartly in tweed and denim!
Best wishes to the happy couple from all in Rosedale.
Two charity events were held at the Coach House Inn this Saturday 3 November 2016. The first was a coffee morning held in aid of the Christmas Lights fund which raised an excellent £250 from donations, direct and for the ever popular raffle.
For the first time in many years the annual Christmas Auction in aid of the Reading Room was held at the Coach House. The inn was packed out for the night and and a boisterous audience bidded enthusiastically for the many items for sale.
And now a message from Lorraine Dale, Chair of the Reading Room Trustees:
The Reading Room Christmas Auction held at the Coach House raised an amazing £1200 – thank you to all who supported this event in any way, you have been so generous.
Special thanks must go to Dave and his staff at the Coach House for their support and use of the premises, and to Dave Seller our famous auctioneer who never disappoints, and my fellow trustees for their help with the event.
THANK YOU ALL
Chair Rosedale Reading Room
The British Wool wagon turned up today in Rosedale Abbey for our farmers to load their wool sacks from this year’s shearings. Just over sixty bales were loaded, each bale weighing between 50 to 60 kgs.