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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 ‘History’ Category

Land of Iron Update – Breakthrough!

A group of local volunteers, armed with buckets and spades on Saturday 28 October, dug down through the mud and discovered the original upstream entrance to the Reeking Gill culvert, with Shaun Doughty having used a digger to clear the site (see previous update on 4 October). Work will now continue to shift the rest of the debris from the entrance and expose more of the large stone archway. Muscle power and determination won the day and well done to all.

The entrance exposed at last!

Work has also been done to clear some of the smaller culverts along the old railway line so that water no longer builds up and threatens the integrity of the track bed.

A cleared culvert near Nab Scar

A fuller progress report will be given around the New Year, so that all can see how this marvellous project is progressing. Meanwhile please look at the NYMNPA call for volunteers poster and join in.

 

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – 7 October 2017

The coffee morning in aid of the Rosedale History Society held in the Coach House Inn raised £260, a valuable contribution to the running of the Society as, for example, it will help cover the costs of the annual research fees for the British Library and contributions to cover the cost of room hire and of broadband provision in the Reading Room.

Lots of chat, cakes and coffee!

Many thanks to all who donated cash, bought cakes and calendars and gave prizes for the raffle, and to Dave and Ali at the Coach House and to Margaret, Janet and Carol for running the raffle with such efficiency.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 4 November between 10.00 and 12.00 am, in aid of the Women’s Institute and will also include a craft fair. Also for your diaries, the Christmas Auction will held in the Coach House on Saturday 18 November starting at 8.30pm – auction lots gratefully received.

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – Saturday 7 October 2017

By courtesy of the proprietor, there will be a coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 7 October between 10.00 and 12.00 am in aid of the Rosedale History Society, As well as the ever popular cake sales and raffle, there will be displays of archive photographs and information on family, social and industrial history of the dale. There will also be an update on the This Exploited Land of Iron project.

Coffee and good company

Any donations for the raffle would be gratefully received, but above all come along and enjoy the company, chat and excellent coffee and cakes

 

Updale Women’s Institute Meeting 11 September 2017

Over twenty members of the Updale WI gathered for an open meeting in the Reading Room to hear a talk by Iain Kelly, the House and Collections Manager for the National Trust and based at Nunnington Hall. Iain outlined the changing attitudes in the NT to conservation, using examples from Nunnington and other properties in the North. He ended with a fascinating description of the conservation and cleaning of the tapestries in Nunnington, which included them having to be sent to the Continent for specialist cleaning before being returned to the National Trust’s textile conservation studios in Norfolk.

Iain Kelly from the National Trust

The WI in Rosedale have an extensive programme of similar talks and events throughout the year and those interested in joining should contact Lorrie Westwood on 01751 417120

Rosedale Show and Church Repair Appeal – 19 August 2017

Congratulations! Judging one of the sheep classes.

“Do you want water on those?”

Sunshine, showers and a blustery wind typified show day at Rosedale on Saturday 19 August, but as usual the crowds of locals and visitors came out and enjoyed the varied displays of horses and other livestock, exhibitions, trade stands and live music throughout the day.

Children’s Sports Day

Horses showing off

Cattle Pimping!

“Thanks very much!” – Heavy Horse Judging

Much thanks to all on the Show Committee and to the volunteers who manned the gates and controlled the traffic to make the day such a success.

Thanks must also go to all those who donated to the Rosedale Abbey church repair appeal by buying the excellent calendars on offer or by giving directly or both. The grand sum of  £546.30 was raised for this vital cause.

The remaining calendars will be on sale shortly in the village between now and the church appeal sponsored coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00 am – in the meantime, if you have any queries, please call 01751 417071 and leave a message.

Thanks again to all who helped make this Saturday such a special day for Rosedale.

Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal – 2018 Calendar

As part of the appeal to raise funds to save St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey, a 2018 calendar has been produced which will be on sale at Rosedale Show on 19 August in the Rosedale History Society tent on Row F and also in the Church Tea Tent by the entrance to the main ring, for £10 a copy with envelope.

A high quality, full colour calendar showing scenes of Rosedale throughout the year.

The calendar is a lovely reminder of Rosedale and will make an ideal Christmas present, so please make an effort to buy at least one to help us raise the funds for the urgent  repairs needed to the church.

The calendar will also be on sale at the church repair appeal coffee morning at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September  between 10.00 and 12.00 am – please make a note of the time and date for your diaries.

TELI 3D Modelling

As part of the This Exploited Land of Iron project, all the major relics, artifacts and buildings are being recorded in three dimensions so that accurate models and computer images can be produced. This involves taking multiple photographs of all aspects of the target and then creating the final 3D image using powerful software programmes.

On your way home on Wednesday evening, 14 June, you may have seen some activity at the kilns at Bank Top where members of the TELI team were recording the detail of the kilns with cameras and a drone.

Tom Mutton, the TELI project manager with Rory the drone pilot at Bank Top kilns

Maria Calderon imaging the inside of the kilns. Do not try this yourselves, folks!