The annual show (every August) is run by the Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society. This year will include Cattle, Goats, Heavy Horses, Ponies, jumping, local produce, Rabbits, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows and much more. More details to follow soon on the Rosedale Show’s website.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!