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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 ‘Meetings’ Category

Rosedale Women’s Institute 80th Anniversary Tea

The Rosedale branch of the Women’s Institute celebrated its 80 anniversary – it was formed on 6 July 1939 – with a guest tea in the Updale Reading Room on Monday 10 June 2019.

Lorrie Westwood, Chair, welcoming over 40 members and guests to the tea.
The anniversary cake with the embroidered table cloth and memorabilia.
What the rest of us were missing out on!

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.

Land of Iron Public Consultation – 12 December 2017

A public consultation on the proposed conservation measures on Rosedale’s ironstone roasting kilns was held last night, 12 December, in the Coach House Inn. The session was very well attended by 28 local people and there was lively discussion on several topics after stimulating presentations by representatives from the project office and the archaeological and engineering agencies involved with the proposed works.

Tom Mutton, the TELI project manager outlines progress on the project.

Details of how to volunteer to help out in the programme of works on the line in 2018 can be found at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/landofiron 

Rosedale Show AGM – 16 January 2017



The Rosedale and District Annual Show AGM will be held on 16th January at the Reading Room  7.00pm  All welcome

After a short break this will be followed by the first meeting of the New Year.

Power Trotting

Power Trotting

Vacant Position,

We are currently looking for a Show Secretary, This position at times can be time consuming and requires the applicant to be able to attend meetings, deal with correspondence, ordering of equipment and deal with all the schedule and catalogue business.

Any person or persons that may be interested in this position, please email the Chairman Sam Dring on the following email



Thanks Sam

Tour of Yorkshire Working Group Meeting

A meeting is planned for 6pm on Monday 23 March in the Rosedale Abbey Community School with the intention of organising Rosedale’s activities in support of the Tour of Yorkshire which will be swinging through the dale on 1 May.

Anyone with ideas of how to make the day a memorable one for all who live here and for our many visitors on that day are welcome to attend. Please give Ena Dent a call on 01751 417506 to confirm your attendance.

History Society Gatecrasher Shock!

John Dent, our village caretaker, revealed an unexpected side of his character when he appeared at today’s meeting of the History Society’s tea and chat afternoon dressed as a tart!

Jon Dent in fancy dress - or perhaps not?

John Dent in fancy dress – or perhaps not? Janet and Pat Dring seem tickled!

In fact, John, a History Society regular, was off to a charity sale of actual tarts at the White Horse Farm Inn in aid of blinded service personnel, a worthy cause and worth the odd ribald remark. Update: the tart auction made £350, an excellent result and thanks again to Christine and Jim at the White Horse.

The next tea and chat meeting of the Rosedale History Society will be on Sunday 4 August at the Updale Reading Room between 2pm and 4pm – all are most welcome. And the tarts will be delicious!

Updale WI 2013 – New Members Welcome

We would just like to spread the word that WI is still ongoing and it isn’t all Jam & Jerusalem.
This year we plan to:
Go out for afternoon tea & then the pantomime
Have a presentation from the Body Shop & Sue Ryder Charity
Talks about flower arranging & fascinators  & glass making & its history in Rosedale.
A talk about Bioresonance medicine.
We have talks on wildlife & conservation
We get together in the summer and go strawberry picking and have tea out.

We like to have nights when we get involved in making things – last year we  created our own hanging baskets
We’ve been to craft fairs , cookery demonstrations, made cards, etc had demonstrations on how to present items for the Rosedale Show
We also get invited to and invite back other WI’s for various events & quizzes
We  go on walks arranged by us & other WI’s and have even been belly dancing !
The members have their say in what we do through the year and make suggestions for the competition we hold each month.

Meetings held Updale reading Room 2nd Monday of the month from 7pm