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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.

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Father Christmas in Rosedale – Update!

Like the rest of us, Father Christmas has been working from home for the last few weeks – however, he and his Lion elves will be out and about before Christmas.

They had planned to visit Rosedale Abbey on Wednesday 9 December, but he has had to change his plans and will now call in to the village on Thursday 17 December at around 4.00pm.

Santa’s 2019 Visit.

Santa and his sleigh will arrive by the school gates opposite Abbey Stores and he looks forward to seeing as many children from the dale that afternoon – see you then!

Rosedale Remembrance 2020

Some twenty five people from around the dale attended a simple, socially distanced Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard on Sunday 8 November 2020.

After prayers, the names of Rosedale’s Fallen in the Great War, the Second World War and the Korean War were read out, The Last Post and Reveille were sounded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Church, the Parish Council and The Women’s Institute.

Charlotte Tomlin sounding the Last Post

Margaret Peirson 1932 – 2020

The funeral for the late Margaret Peirson will take place in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Tuesday 1 September at 2.00pm, followed by burial in the churchyard.

Up to twenty people (masked and socially distanced) are welcome to join the family group in the church for the service which will be conducted by the Rev Christine Haddon-Reece.

RIP

Farewell to ‘Denty’ – 20 July 2020

The funeral ceremony for John Dent, 1943 – 2020, was held in Rosedale Abbey today, Monday 20 July at 2.00pm. The service was conducted by Father Bill Godfrey. Over 200 hundred local people and others in the shooting and hunting world attended to remember the life of an outstanding countryman, soldier and Rosedale character:

The Gathering
The arrival of the cortege in the village.
Passing Abbey Stores
Father Bill Godfrey with the standards of the Green Howards associations following.
A gun salute by local gamekeepers
The cortege passing Rosedale Abbey’s War memorial.
The large crowd, socially distanced, attending the service.
Charlotte Tomlin playing The Last Post, followed by Reveille

‘Gone Away’

The First Pint!

Cheers to Denty!

Having drunk the last pints in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, at lockdown in March, Dave Oakey and friends celebrated with the first pints on re-opening the pub in Saturday 4 July. The toast was to another regular, John Dent of blessed memory.

The Coach House is now officially open for business with table service only for food and drinks. Customers are asked to be patient and show understanding with the temporary limitations required by law.

Rosedale’s VE Day Commemoration – 8 May 2020

A socially distanced crowd of Rosedale residents attended a short commemoration of the end of the Second World War in Europe, at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard. Some scenes from the event (photos by Linda Chambers):

Getting Ready -Charlotte Tomlin and Paddy Chambers

A very special thanks to Charlotte Tomlin for her excellent playing of the Last Post and Reveille (on a bugle she had never played before) and to Rev Christine Haddon-Reece for the Blessing at the end of the ceremony.

It is hoped by the time of VJ Day in late August/early September this year that a proper celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War can be held in the dale, which would also make up for the loss of the show – watch this space.

Rosedale Abbey and Hartoft Support Group

We have joined together to form a support group for Rosedale Abbey and Hartoft during these difficult times. We are hoping to be of help to those of you who are shielding, in the vulnerable or self isolating group or indeed anyone who is not able to venture out at the moment.

We are offering to pick up and deliver groceries, collect prescriptions, source essentials and pet food etc. Please ask and we will endeavour to help or maybe you would just like us to check in and chat.

Shirley: 01751 417384 or 07508772787

Olivia:   07904201255

Please get in touch and pass these numbers on to anyone you think may need them. If you are isolating it may be helpful to give these contacts to your relatives/ friends who can then contact us on your behalf if needed.

We can also be found on facebook: Rosedale Abbey and Hartoft Support Group