- In view of the virulence of the pandemic and following Government advice, Rosedale PCC has voted to close the church for public worship for the time being. This includes opening the church for private prayer.
- Irrespective of how well we can assess and manage the risk in church, it seems entirely wrong to invite people to leave their homes to get to church when the Government’s advice is so strongly to Stay at Home.
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
Because we are all having to change our plans due to the virus threat, we will be holding no further monthly meetings or other events for the next few months.
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We hope that everyone manages to stay well until we can all get together again.
The last tea and chat meeting of the Society for 2019 was held on Sunday 1 December in the Updale Reading Room, when the members made a presentation to Carol Cockerill and Margaret Truran to thank them for their hard work in support of the Society throughout the year and the wonderful tea and cakes which make each meeting such a treat.
Just a reminder that the meetings of the RHS are held on the first Sunday of each month from 2.00 to 4.00pm. Entry is free and there is a wealth of archive material and internet access available on the social, family and industrial of Rosedale – so why not come along on Sunday 5 January 2019 for a warm welcome, great chat and excellent tea and cakes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
These very popular evenings are held at the Updale Reading Room on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Next dates rare:
16 January 2014
20 February 2014
Starting at 7.30pm. Please contact Margaret Truran for further details.
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!
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!