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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 ‘Heritage’ Category

Wreaths, Book and Remembrance – 11 November 2018

As throughout the nation, people of Rosedale gathered at our war memorial on Sunday 11 November to lay wreaths and remember those from the dale who gave their lives in the Great War and in subsequent conflicts.

Wreaths and Crosses at the War Memorial

Before the wreath laying, a Book of Remembrance, prepared by the Rosedale History Society to commemorate those men who gave their lives and also those who served and returned, was presented to the church for permanent display.

The Book of Remembrance – The Fallen section
The Book of Remembrance, open at the Roll of Honour

We Will Remember Them

Rosedale War Memorial

The War Memorial in Rosedale Abbey’s churchyard has been cleaned for the first time in decades and work is underway to re-paint the names of all those commemorated on the plinth who died in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

Shirley Drew and Linda Chambers at work on the lettering

Short biographies of all those who fell in the Great War are on display in the church, especially poignant this year as Remembrance Sunday coincides with the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Details of local commemorations will be published shortly.

Rosedale History Society – 6-7 October 2018

For your diaries – the coffee morning in the coach House Inn on Saturday 6 October from 10.00am to 12.00am will be in aid of the Rosedale History Society. Please come along and enjoy the company and see the displays, while supporting the work of the RHS which is doing research into local historical projects including the 1918 Armistice, the centenary of which is next month.

Also, a reminder that the the usual RHS Tea and Chat will be on Sunday 7 October from 2.00 to 4.00pm at the Updale Reading Room, where there will again be excellent tea and cakes available as well as an extensive archive of research material of local and family history.

The Ascending Angel

The Angel on the Celestial Ladder on the side of St Mary and St Lawrence Church has been moved up a notch as a result of the outstanding £5000 raised at the the recent Flower Festival.

The Angel as at 24 September 2018

and as at 27 September

The fund raising effort continues as can be seen from the height of the ladder. Cards, notebooks and the Rosedale 2019 Calendar are available from the Abbey Stores, Graze on The Green tearooms, the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass and the Caravan Club site shop. Also keep a look out on this site and on social media for further news about fundraising events for this vitally important cause.

Rosedale Flower Festival – 15 to 23 September 2018

As part of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal, there will be a flower festival held in St Mary and St Lawrence Church from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September. Entry, which is free, will be from 10.00 am to 5pm each day.

There will be a Preview Evening in the church on Friday 14 September from 6.30pm – join us for a glass of wine and a chance to see the church in all its floral splendour.

On Saturday 22 September there will be a Harvest Service at 6.00pm followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ Supper.

All are welcome to these events. Over £90,000 is needed to make our church safe and secure for the future and you can help the appeal by making a donation while enjoying your visit to our beautifully decorated church.

It’s Showtime 2018!

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.

St Mary and St Lawrence Church – East End

A view of our church that has not been seen in decades, now that elders, hollies and brambles have been cleared.

The newly visible East End of St Mary and St Lawrence Church (note the proper spelling of Lawrence!)

Work on the appeal to raise funds for the vitally need church repairs continues. Cards and notebooks are on sale in Abbey Stores and Graze on The Green and the new Rosedale calendar for 2019 will be available shortly in the tea shops, but also in the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio and from the Rosedale History Society tent and the Church tea tent at Rosedale Show on 18 August.

Please also note the dates of the forthcoming Rosedale Flower Festival to be held in the Church from 15 to 23 September, with a Harvest Service on 22 September at 6pm followed by a bring-and-share supper. More details to follow shortly

Land of Iron Rosedale Hub

Representatives of LEACH, the Huddersfield based graphics consultants met with Linda Chambers, Land of Iron Steering Group member and Elspeth Ingleby from the Land of Iron project team in Rosedale Abbey on Tuesday 24 July to discuss progress on the designs and placement of information panels forming the Rosedale Hub.

Barry, Elspeth, Adam and Linda discussing the Hub plans at Abbey Stores

The History Society has now been tasked with providing detailed information on Rosedale’s industrial heritage sites for inclusion on the displays around the dale. Currently, it is hoped that these will be in place by next Spring to greatly improve visitor information and updates on progress will be given here.

Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal Coffee Morning – Saturday 7 July 2018

This coming Saturday’s coffee morning is in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and will held in the Coach House Inn between 10.00 and 12.00 am.

A panel from the East Window of St Mary and St Lawrence Church

All the usual attractions will be on offer, including a cake sale, the ever popular raffle and great coffee and biscuits to chat over while supporting this very important cause. So please come along, all are welcome and enjoy the morning in good company.

Rosedale Walking and Heritage Festival – 23 to 24 June 2018

The first of the combined Rosedale walking and heritage festival went well, with good weather on both days for the walkers and lots of visitors to the Rosedale History Society and Land of Iron heritage information stands. The combined format was a great success, with a lot of very positive feedback from walkers and visitors, such that the final number for this year’s event are around 121 walkers or 50% more than last year, a great tribute to the tireless efforts of Kate Jones and Ian Thompson in organising and promoting the event, to all those who volunteered their time and expertise as walk leaders and to the Rosedale History Society and the Land Of Iron project for their fascinating stands. Watch out for details of the 2019 festival!

Day 1 – Linda and Tom waiting for the onrush of visitors

Day 1 – The natural history ramblers being briefed .

Day 1 – The tea shop walkers about to set off, led by Ian Thompson on the right

Day 1 – Elspeth Ingleby and her botanists deep in the oat grass

Day 1 – Tom Mutton training up new civil engineers on the Land of Iron stand

Day 1 – Dave Oakey and his beerminders getting ready to meet their group.

Day 1 – the Ale House Walkers warming up at the White Horse Farm Inn. Photo by Dave Oakey

Day 1 – An hour or so later, the Ale House Walkers cooling down with a stash of river temperature beer! Photo by Dave Oakey

The artistic walkers at the start of the Goldsworthy Trail on Day 2 of the festival

Day 2 – Land of Iron Walk Dog Cooling Station – Dunn Carr Bridge

Day 2 – Land of Iron Walk approaching East Mines

Day 2 – Land of Iron Walkers at East Mines

Day 2 – Shirley Drew and Janet Dring send off more treasure hunters around the village

Day 2 -Happy Nordics up on the line – photo by Jane Schofield