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.
Today, Sunday 15 )ctober 2017, is the last day that Anne Wright will open Abbey Stores for business, before closing down and the new owners, Helen and Craig take over and re-open on Thursday 19 October.
Looking forward to retirement!
Anne has been running Abbey Stores since May 2002 and is off to Whixley, between York and Harrogate for a well earned retirement, re-decorating her house and walking Ollie the dog.
All in Rosedale wish her the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming the new proprietors next week.
In a tearful but happy occasion, the children, parents and friends of Rosedale Community Primary School said farewell to their much loved head teacher, Nicola Johnson. Nicola first came to Rosedale School in January 1991, taking over as head teacher from Diane Hughes. Then the school had 29 pupils. Now it has 22 in total with the number rising again and the fact that the school has survived at all is very largely down to the efforts of Nicola, as the chairman of the governors, Anthony Davies observed in his address.
Presenting Nicola with a specially baked ‘portrait’ cake! The other one was also specially baked by Darren and James at Graze on the Green.
A gift of a whale watching trip for Nicola and Simon’s forthcoming Scottish holiday
The Junior School singing The Farewell Song – much use of tissues ensued!
Nicola and the pupils
The excellent Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale on Mondays throughout the year between 5 and 7pm, located by Abbey Stores and provides the opportunity for us to choose from a wide and varied selection of books as well as providing access to fast (up to 20 Mbs) broad band, so you or the kids can browse, download or upload at about ten times the speeds currently available here. The dates for the rest of the year are (all Mondays): 31 July, no visits in August, then 11 and 25 September, 9 and 23 October, 6 and 20 November and finally 4 and 18 December. Please note these dates in your diaries and use this great community asset because, as ever, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!
If you want to contact NYCC about any aspects of the service, call on 01609 533811 0r 01609 533829, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndsey Dale and Matthew Sanderson were married on a gloriously sunny Saturday 8 July in St Mary and St Laurence Church with Father Bill Godfrey officiating. The event had a farming theme with the groom’s party arriving in tractors and the groom, ushers and pages dressed very smartly in tweed and denim!
Ready for the Service
The Groom’s Party
Cutting the Gate Ties – with a blunt knife!
The Groom’s party depart for the reception at Dunn Carr.
Best wishes to the happy couple from all in Rosedale.
The coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 1 July 2017 raised £234 in aid of the Hartoft Chapel.
Hartoft Chapel Interior
Thanks go to all the generous donors for the raffle and coffee and cake sales and to the Coach House team for the use of the inn.
Most people living in the dale will have seen that a film production company has been at work in the village for the last few days, but visitors and others might like to know what is happening. The programme being made is a six part sitcom for ITV starring the comedian Jack Dee, with a working title ‘Bad Move’ . The scenario involves a couple, Steve and Nicky (Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman) moving ‘oop North’ to take over a run-down village store and the amusing encounters they have with locals and so on. The series is due to air sometime in the Autumn, but other than that little else is know at this stage. Some scenes from the recent activity:
Anyone recognise Abbey Stores?
Arrival of the most important vehicle, the dining bus.
Setting up for filming
Base camp on the Milburn Field
Jack Dee wondering what’s happening next!
It’s Raining In Rosedale
The company is moving on to other parts of the county on Friday including a session in Harrogate, before moving back to London to complete filming and editing. It has been a fascinating process to watch and we wish them well for the rest of the their time in Yorkshire.
Finally, many thanks to David Seaton, the location manager and his assistant Eugene for their help in allowing access to locations.
The coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday morning, 1 April, raised the marvellous sum of £463 in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Thanks to Sue and Jim Austermuhle for organising the event, to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team for the coffee and biscuits, to Margaret and Carol for the raffle, to all those who donated cakes for sale and raffle prizes and to all others who gave so generously to enable this important work to continue.
A bustling coffee morning in aid of MIND, the mental health charity was held at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 4 March 2017 and an excellent total of £425 was raised for the good cause – well done to all from Vikki Sellar who was the organiser for the day.
Margaret and Vikki with the now named Violet, the teddy bear!
Raffling the many generously donated prizes
As ever, many thanks to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team for the facilities and to all who gave so generously to the raffle and to the cake sale.
A reminder that the next coffee morning will be on Saturday 1 April from 10.00 to 12.00 am.
Around 40 locals and visitors gathered by the Christmas Tree to sing carols having warmed up with copious amounts of mulled cider and mince pies.
Mulled cider, mince pies and carollers aplenty!
Just over £180 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, for which many thanks to all who contributed so generously.
Thanks also to Diane Crawford for providing the music and the delicious mince pies and to Linda Chambers for the equally tasty mulled cider. See you all next year ‘On The Green’.
A Carol Service will be held on Tuesday 20 December at 6.00pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies – everybody welcome.
There will be an early ‘Midnight Mass’ on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm – please come and join us