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Archive for the ‘Farming’ Category

xGenerous 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, it's not what you think! Mushroom carving by Stuart Bolam. Taken by LKC

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

Lorraine Dale

Chair Rosedale Reading Room

 

xRosedale 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.

xBarn Fire In 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

Fire engines at Newlands Farm

The fire in the barn

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.

xFirst Frost On Chimney Bank

… 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!

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.

xSnow In Updale

Snow Gate

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.

xRosedale Show 2015 – Thanks

Sam Dring and John Dent would like to thank all those volunteers who turned out yesterday evening on the Milburn Field for their excellent work in setting up the arenas for the show on Saturday.

Nearly There!

Nearly There!

Finally for now, another plea for those who can spare the time to turn out  on Sunday 16 August to help take it all down again – the Show would not take place without your hard work.

xRosedale show 2015 – Help Wanted!

This is a call for volunteers to help the Show Committee set up the Milburn Field on Tuesday 11 August at 6.00pm in preparation for the Show on Saturday the 15th.

Splitting the ring, or a demo of Fast Fencing.

Splitting the ring, or a demo of Fast Fencing from 2014.

No booking necessary – just turn up on Tuesday evening with any tools, sledge hammers etc that may be appropriate, so that we can continue the successful run of Yorkshire’s Best Little Show.

xA Welcome On The Hillside

A group of freelance artists from South Yorkshire have been commissioned to paint a VERY LARGE message on the hillside at Greenbank, beside the Knott Road in Rosedale East.

Rob Conway, Cecelia Browne and James Brunt

Rob Conway, Cecilia Browne and James Brunt

The message should be completed and all will be revealed by the weekend so look out for it – if it is safe and legal to do so – as you drive up the Knott next week. They will also be painting some of the Richardson’s sheep blue (les sheep bleu) on Tuesday so try and spot those as well.