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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 ‘People’ Category

The Queen’s Trumpet Maker – 14 October 2019

As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of Rosedale’s Women’s Institute, Dr Richard Smith, of Smith Watkins of Sheriff Hutton, gave an illustrated talk in the Updale Reading Room on Monday evening on the history of the ceremonial trumpet, how his firm makes them and how they are played at State ceremonial occasions.

Lorrie Westwood introducing Richard and Debbie Smith.
A practical, and loud, demonstration from Dr Smith!

Some forty members from Rosedale and neighbouring Women’s Institute branches thoroughly enjoyed Richard Smith’s fascinating and amusing presentation and the lively question and answer session that followed.

And thanks, of course, to all who contributed to the delicious supper afterwards.

CAMRA Award – Pub Of The Season 2019

The York branch of the Campaign For Real Ale recently awarded the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, the title of Country Pub of The Season Autumn 2019, praising Dave Oakey and his team for their success in transforming the Coach House Inn over the last three years into a haven for real ales and ciders, and good pub food.

Dave Oakey with the award, members of York CAMRA and some local ale fans!

All in Rosedale offer our congratulations and wish Dave and the Coach House team the very best for the remainder of the season.

Super Moble Library – July to December 2019

By the village green – 5.00 to 7.00pm on Mondays

The dates for the remainder of the year are:

July – 15th and 29th

August – 12th only

September – 9th and 23rd.

October – 7th and 21st

November – 4th and 18th

December – 2nd and 16th.

The Super Mobile Library is an excellent facility, with a wide range of books but also speedy satellite broadband, a boon in Rosedale! As the old saying goes, use it or lose it.

Rosedale Walking Festival 2019

The Walking Festival was blessed with warm weather with a good turnout of a mixture of regulars and many first time visitors.

The Wildlifers about to set off
The expectant Tea Shoppers being briefed by Ian Thompson
The pre-refreshed Ale Walkers ready to go!
The Goldsworthies setting off on Sunday 23 June.
Happy History Hikers
History Hikers at Hollins Mines

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival 24 May – 2 June 2019

A big thank you to all who supported and took part in the Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival.  We raised £3,851 (and moved the Angel up a notch). That takes our total fund-raising to a grand £26,487. Our target is £90,000. 

We can now show we mean business in grant applications to save Rosedale Church from closure. 

Congratulations to the five raffle winners! And thank you to the local businesses who provided the prizes and supported the event.

Any ideas for the next fundraising event will be warmly welcomed. Until then, thank you again – your donations and positive feedback have been very much appreciated.

Best wishes 

Linda Blackburne 

Festival Organiser

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival Preview – 24 May 2019

The preview evening for the Wedding Dress Festival in aid of the appeal for St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey was very well attended and over £655 was raised for the appeal fund.

The Rev David Haddon-Reece thanking the choir for their excellent performance
Part of the display of dresses, the rest of which fills the whole church
Some of the dresses, with the raffle star prize – a three tier cake by Graze on The Green.

The festival, with its wonderful display of over thirty wedding dresses, stories, memorabilia and sales of local arts and crafts runs through to Sunday 2 June when there will be a Renewal of Wedding Vows Service in the Church at 10.30. Entry is free from 10.00am each day – donations to the appeal are, of course, very welcome!