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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.