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The final walk of the Rosedale History Society’s 2012 season of guided walks took place today. The longest of the year, the group of nine went from the village through to Thorgill, then across country to Battling Hills Lane and broke for a delicious lunch at Maggie Barraclough’s Dalehead Farm Tea Garden.
Wet But Happy! The Group at The Stone Kilns, East Mines
After lunch the group went up to the East Mines, looked at some fossils and then went by Hill Houses and over some old trods and pannier ways down to the Duker Bridge and then back to Rosedale Abbey.
The RHS would like to thanks all those who came on the series of walks for supporting the Society and we look forward to running another programme of stimulating and informative walks and events in 2013.
Meanwhile, on Friday 28 September from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and on Saturday 29 September from 10.30 am to 5.00pm, the Society and the Rosedale Arts Group will be having an open house and displays of archive photographs, Diamond Jubilee project material and artwork in the Updale Reading Room. Refreshments and a raffle will be available – all are welcome and hope to see you there.
So typical of Rosedale – torrential rain overnight, then an overcast morning with traders and some horseboxes having to be towed into the ground, then glorious sunshine to finish off a most enjoyable day.
Finlay and Liam stone bashing on the junior masons' stand
A delicious selection - the Man Cakes on the left front!
Hot Hooves - the farrier demonstration
Pimping The Pullet - getting a young chicken ready for the Fur and Feather classes.
Janine Aldred with Rosedust Tiger Lily, The Champion Pony of the Show
Paul and Bill Metcalfe preparing their stock. Paul won his grandfather's trophy, The Ernest Metcalfe Cup, for the Best Swaledale In Show.
A great big vote of thanks to all those volunteers who worked so hard to help set up the showgrounds and then directed traffic, manned the gates and generally ensured another smooth running and highly successful show.
And another for those, many of them the same, who spent Sunday taking everything apart and storing it all for next year. As they toiled, they were treated to a flypast of the RAF’s Red Arrows (sorry, no pics) – a day late, but never mind!
At the village pond at the start of the walk.
The Rosedale History Society ran another very successful walk on Sunday, with 12 walkers joining the RHS for a walk in to Northdale looking at the social and mining history as well as some lost farms.
George Watson of Northdale Farm talking about the 'Bug and Flea Hotel', as the old doss house for farm workers was called.
The next walk will be on 12 September 2012 starting at the village green at 10.30am, then going up the river line to Thorgill, crossing over along Battling Hills Lane to Dalehead (optional lunch stop at Farmhouse Fodder Tea Garden) and then up onto the track bed, returning to Rosedale Abbey via East Mines. Total distance will be around 6 miles and the walk should end back in Rosedale Abbey about 3.30pm. All walkers must wear robust footwear and wear/carry weather proof clothing as weather conditions can change dramatically in the dale in the Autumn.
Walks are free apart from any refreshments, but donations to help the work of the Rosedale History Society would be gratefully received. There is no need to book places, but further details can be found by checking this web site for updates or calling 01751 417071
Has a feature page all about Rosedale:- link below
Rosedale – a wonderful place with a turbulent past
What is the Trust:- We are local people with a genuine interest in local geology and landscape.
The Trust receives no government funding, we rely on raising our own money, mainly through project grants.
Most of our members are active volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to help with our many projects.
The Geology Trust seeks to protect valuable Local Earth Heritage and where possible share it with a wider public for education and recreation.
The Trust operates with an independent and pragmatic approach. The sites we wish to protect and use are on other peoples land and often have additional value for biology, archaeology, landscape and history, all these interests are taken into account.