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.
Father Christmas visited Rosedale Abbey this evening, delighting young and old in his brightly colored sleigh, with Santa’s helpers from the Ryedale Lions collecting for local good causes.
Looking Forward to Christmas 1
Looking Forward to Christmas 2
Looking Forward to Christmas 3
Looking Forward to Christmas 4
We wish Father Christmas well on his busy rounds of local villages and towns and look forward to seeing him again next year.
The dale’s traditional pre-Christmas auction was held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 18 November 2017. Amongst much merriment and relaxing inhibitions, masterminded by Dave Seller as the auctioneer, assisted by Sue Foster and Ena Dent, with Lorraine Dale and Pam Seller keeping the money flowing in, the grand sum of £1430 was raised for good causes, including the Reading Room, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Rosedale Community Fund.
The auction lots, including a wooden model of the Bonnet mycena (M galericulata) mushroom!
Bidding well under way
As ever, huge thanks to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team, to those who donated auction lots so generously and to all who helped make it such a memorable evening.
A memorial service for the late Jackie Brown was held in a packed out St Mary and St Lawrence Church on Friday 17 November, with Father Bill Godfrey officiating.
Jackie Brown, 17 August 1946 – 27 October 2017
Thanks to Ian and the Brown family the retiring collection was in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church’ appeal. The marvellous sum of £1100 was raised which is a great tribute to the love and affection for Jackie held by her family and friends and from all in the dale.
The coffee morning in aid of the Women’s Institute held at the Coach house Inn on Saturday 4 November raise just short of £330 and the Church Appeal stall in the craft fair raised £200 – excellent results and a tribute to the generosity of those who attended.
Part of the well attended craft fair on Saturday
As always, many thanks to all who contributed their time to organising the two events, to all who contributed prizes for the raffle, to those who also gave donations to the WI and the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church’ appeal and to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for the excellent coffee and biscuits.
A craft fair and the Women’s Institute Coffee Morning will be held at the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, on Saturday 4 November starting at 10.00am. On display and for sale will be hand-made, high quality local crafts including jewellery, Christmas cards, calendars, gifts and decorations, cushions, turned wood and much more.
Raffle prizes and cake donations will be very welcome.
So come along, enjoy a cup of coffee, the raffle and cake sale and support our local WI, then browse at the craft fair for those special Christmas gifts.
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.