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 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:
Some fatherly advice before the judging.
Never too young to start.
A perennial favourite – the heavy horses judging.
In contrast, the smallest horses on show.
“I’ll have some of that, please.” At the church tea tent.
” Of course, it’s got a six and a half inch cylinder!”
For Your Eyes Only – the music, that is!
Man and Dog
Dogs everywhere – in and out of the judging ring.
More dogs – at the start of one of the hound trail races.
“That’s the winner!” In the ‘Any Continental Steer’ Class
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.
Congratulations! Judging one of the sheep classes.
“Do you want water on those?”
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.
Children’s Sports Day
Horses showing off
“Thanks very much!” – Heavy Horse Judging
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!
Ready for the Service
The Groom’s Party
Cutting the Gate Ties – with a blunt knife!
The Groom’s party depart for the reception at Dunn Carr.
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.
No, no, it’s not what you think! Mushroom carving by Stuart Bolam, photo taken by LKC
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
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.
Shortly after 1.00pm on Monday 18 July, at Newlands Farm, Rosedale, a fire, thought to have started in a parked tractor, spread into a nearby barn. Fire appliances attended from Danby, Pickering, Malton and Kirkbymoorside.
Fire engines at Newlands Farm
The fire in the barn
Newlands Farm is the home of the Wilson family. Les and Monica and their son Kevin were home at the time and although they were clearly shocked by the incident, mercifully there were no injuries.
… and the first major incident of the winter when the Arla milk tanker skidded on ice and failed to make the first hairpin bend at the bottom of Chimney Bank. Fortunately the tanker was empty otherwise it could have ended up in one of the pony paddocks on Daleside Road.
Recovery under way. Lesson: don’t ignore the signs!
It is said the the driver handed in his notice immediately afterwards!
Afternote: the tanker driver is called Mac Wheeldon and recently e-mailed to say “I will be taking my wife out to see the spot I almost lost my life! Also to see the stunning area you live.” Look forward to seeing you here, Mac.
The Harvest Festival will be in St Mary and St Laurence Church, Rosedale Abbey on Sunday 11 October 2015 at 5.00pm, followed by a Harvest Supper and Auction of Produce.
If anyone would like to volunteer to give a short reading please contact Jeanette on 10751 417434
Snow Gate near Stables farm
No, not yet!
As part of the forthcoming Morrison’s Christmas advertising campaign due to be aired from 4 November, a film crew recently ‘decorated’ parts of Updale with artificial snow. The picture shows a gateway near Stables Farm.
Thanks to Grahame and Sandra Ashmore for the image.