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Rosedale Community News
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.
Archive for the ‘Farming’ Category
On a misty but fine Saturday morning, the farmers from around the dale brought their wool harvest for 2020 down to the village for loading on to the British Wool wagon.
Permission has finally been given to hold a Harvest Festival service in St May and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey on Thursday 22 October at 7.00pm. All are most welcome to come and celebrate the bounty of nature and give thanks in this most difficult of times.
A must for your diaries – BBC2 on Friday 17 July at 9.00pm – and featuring Dale Head Farm and other parts of Rosedale.
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.