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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 ‘History’ Category

OUR NEW VICAR!

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On Sunday afternoon, 22 January, and in front of a packed St Mary’s Church in Lastingham, the Rev Christine Haddon- Reece was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Lastingham, Rosedale, Cropton, Hutton-le-Hole and Appleton-le-Moor parishes by Paul, Bishop of Whitby and Amanda, Archdeacon of Cleveland.

Christine Haddon-Reece with the Bishop of Whitby, the Archdeacon of Cleveland and the Church Wardens of the Benefice, with David Haddon-Reece

Christine was born in Roundhay, Leeds and moved to Nottingham as a child when her father moved to work in the Boots Laboratory there. On leaving school she worked in the offices of an Iron foundry before going on to qualify as a librarian.

In 1970 a theological college opened in Bramcote close to her family home and she met some of the students who attended her church. She joined a student music group and went to evening lectures at the college after which she enrolled for a four year theological degrees course. She then decided to go for full time ministry and after passing a selection course found a job in Roker where after four years she was ordained as a deaconess. From there she moved to West Hartlepool, where she fully ordained as a deacon before moving to Rosedale in 1990 as the assistant to Rev Francis Hewitt.

It was here, back home in Yorkshire, that she met David Haddon-Reece, fell in love and married in 1994. That year she was also ordained as a Priest in York Minster. She then served as vicar in Topcliffe for 12 years before moving on to the Egton Benefice. In 2015 she retired and moved back home to Thorgill House in Rosedale, but continued helping out with services in the Kirkbymoorside group and also, along with David, as a voluntary chaplain in York Minster.

Then when the post of Priest-in-Charge of the Lastingham Benefice became vacant in 2022, Christine applied and was accepted for a three year posting, after which she says she will retire for the final time after 45 years of ministry! She asks for all our prayers and patience as she sets out in her pastoral work here.

The Rev Christine cutting the delicious celebration cake, with Paul, Bishop of Whitby looking on.

COFFEE MORNING – SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2022

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The postponed Coffee Morning took place today and thanks to the generosity of the many people from the dale and outside who came to enjoy the craic £210 was raised for the History Society. Also many thanks to Dave Oakey, Tina and Beth for their usual cheerful and efficient hosting of the event

The RHS coffee morning – 10 December 2022

The next charity coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 January 2023 at the usual time of 10.00 to 12.00am.

In the meantime, a very Happy Christmas and and a less turbulent New Year to all our viewers on the site!

Rosedale Remembrance Sunday – 13 November 2022

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A Service of Remembrance will take place at 10.45 am on Sunday 13 November at the Rosedale War Memorial in the churchyard in Rosedale Abbey. The service will include prayers, the reading-out of names of Rosedale’s fallen, The Invocation, a minutes silence then the Kohima Epitaph followed by wreath laying and the National Anthem. All are most welcome.

Rosedale Abbey War Memorial

CROWN BEACON

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The beacon that was used for the HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been galvanised and placed in a temporary location on the village green in Rosedale Abbey before it is sited as a permanent memorial to the late Queen Elizabeth’s outstanding 70 year reign.

The Platinum Beacon Crew: Anthony Davis, Richard Dent and Harry Wilson
On the village green – the Crown Beacon/Memorial made by Richard Dent

ROSEDALE CALENDAR 2023

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The popular Rosedale Calendar, in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal, is now available for sale at £10 a copy from Abbey Stores and the Rosedale Caravan Park/camp site shop. Copies will also be available at the Coach House Inn during the coffee morning from 10.00 to 12.00am on Saturday 3 September and also at the Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat in the Updale Reading Room on Sunday 4 September from 14.00 to 16.00 pm.

Don’t delay as these are popular items, ideal as Christmas presents and to send to friends and family living away from Rosedale!

ROSEDALE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL AND CONCERTS – 1 TO 9 JUNE 2022

A quick summary of events over the Jubilee period as a reminder:

ROSEDALE ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL AND CONCERTS at Rosedale Abbey church in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church appeal.

Wednesday June 1, 7pm, Festival Launch with concert by The Dalesmen Singers.  £10 at the door.  Refreshments.

Thursday – Sunday June 2-5, 10.00 – 4.00, Art & Craft workers selling a wide range of hand-made quality pieces, workshops and displays. Free entry.  Workshops can be pre-booked.  See further details on facebook, twitter and www.rosedaleabbey.com

Thursday 2 June 9.45pm – Beacon Lighting on Chimney Bank

Thursday June 9, 7.00pm Concert with jazz musicians John Lane and Richard Haynes, and professional singer and guitarist, Ross McWhirter.  £10 at the door.  Refreshments.

ROSEDALE HISTORY MEETING on Sunday 5 June, 2.00-4.00 at Updale Reading Room village hall.  Our informal, quarterly meetings are open to all for research and discussion.  Our large archive covers both social and industrial heritage with photographs, documents and maps.   Internet access provided.  Refreshments available.  Contact rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk  with any enquiries.

THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE PROGRAMME 2-5 JUNE 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Timetable of Events

‘Royal’ Scarecrows displayed in gardens etc by the weekend of May 28th/29th – See posters around the area.

Bunting decorations around the village and outlying areas. Decorate your windows, gardens, fences.

Thursday 2nd June. Milk Street to be blocked off for safety whilst activities take place centred in the Turret Field.

  • 2 pm Meet in the village Turret Field (in fancy dress if you want) with Union Jacks
  • Sing the National Anthem
  • Design a Crown activity
  • Victoria sponge competition (Recipe from the Bero book made from two cakes). Entries by 2:30pm. Judged at 3pm.
  • Face Painting
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Photo Booth style frame
  • Teas and Cakes stall. Manned by the WI ladies, but donations of cakes very welcome.
  • 9:45pm Beacon lit on Chimney Bank (Beacons lit all over the country). Watch from a vantage point – on the Rigg Road – by the cattle grid on Heygate Bank or wherever you can see. Celebrate!!!
    Bells to be rung to herald the event.

Friday 3rd June

  • 5pm Cricket Match on the Milburn field. Updale v village. Teams to be organised.
  • BBQ at the Coach House afterwards plus music night.

Sunday 5th June 2pm on the Milburn field

  • Picnic (Bring your own)
  • Sports to start at 3pm
  • Awards given out after the Tug of War

Art and Craft displays in the church throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. Please see their posters for details.

‘Where are you today’ Community Record Project. Leaflet handed out to all residents. Date for completion 20th May. PLEASE TRY TO DO THIS AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS SO WE HAVE A RECORD TO KEEP.

Her Majesty’s Arrival – winner of the scarecrow competition in 2016!

ROSEDALE HISTORY SOCIETY MEETINGS 2022

The first of our now quarterly Tea, Chat & History meetings takes place in early March.  Please make a note of the dates for 2022: 6 March, 5 June, 4 September and 4 December. 

These informal meetings are between 2.00 – 4.00pm. on Sunday afternoons at the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale.  The archive will be available to browse and research, and we look forward to welcoming our regulars as well as new visitors. 

Any regulations due to the ongoing Covid situation will, of course, be observed.  Please contact rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk for further information.