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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 ‘Reading Room’ Category

Rosedale History Coffee Morning  and Meeting – 4 & 5 December 2021

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This coming weekend we will be having a coffee morning in the Coach House on Saturday, 4 December, 10.00-12.00.  There will be the usual raffle and cake sales, and donations for either or both will be gratefully accepted.

RHS Coffee Morning

On the following day, Sunday 5th, between 2.00-4.00pm., we will be having our first Tea and Chat meeting back in the Updale Reading Room in almost two years.  We look forward to seeing some familiar faces and also welcome new ones to our very informal get-togethers.  Could those who would like to come along please bring a mask and respect social distancing.  Refreshments will be available.

Please note, future meetings are going to be quarterly, not monthly.  Our meetings for 2022 will be held on the first Sunday in March, June, September and December.

ROSEDALE CHRISTMAS AUCTION – 27 NOVEMBER 2021

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In defiance of Storm ARWEN the Christmas auction went ahead in The Coach House Inn on Saturday and even with a reduced attendance over previous years and thanks to the generosity of those who donated items for the auction and those who bid for them, over £2000 was raised for the Reading Room fund.

Thanks also to Sue Foster and Lorraine Dale for organising the event and, as always, to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for hosting it so efficiently.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY – 4 DECEMBER 2021

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Great news – Father Christmas will be paying a second visit to Rosedale on Saturday 4 December!

All children in the dale are invited to an Xmas Party to meet him between 2.30 to 5pm at the Updale Reading Room. Please let Sam know the numbers and age of children from your family on 01751 417199 or 07786506222 as soon a possible.

Rosedale Christmas Auction 2020

Sadly but as expected the famous (or should that be infamous!) Christmas auction will not take place this year in the Coach House Inn. Instead there is now a draw where punters can ‘buy’ squares in the Abbey Stores and the Coach House Inn. Proceeds will go towards Rosedale Community School, the church, the Reading Room and Rosedale Football Club.

Details of prizes and the date of the draw will be notified as soon as known. Your support is, as ever, strongly requested

Rosedale History Society Meetings

Hello All,

Because we are all having to change our plans due to the virus threat, we will be holding no further monthly meetings or other events for the next few months.

If anyone wants archive information, please email us at any time at

rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk

We hope that everyone manages to stay well until we can all get together again.

best wishes

Linda Chambers

Charity Coffee Mornings 2020

Coffee Mornings in aid of nominated charities will be held on the first Saturday of every month throughout 2020 in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey and courtesy of Dave Oakey, from 10.00 to 12.00 am each time.

The first such was held on Saturday 3 January and raised the excellent sum of £251 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The remaing dates for 2020 are:

1 February – Rosedale Football Club

7 March – Guide Dogs for The Blind

4 April – Rosedale Abbey Church

2 May – The Marie Curie Trust

6 June – Hartoft Chapel

4 July – British Heart Foundation

1 August – The Reading Room

5 September – Yorkshire Cancer

3 October – Rosedale History Society

7 November – Rosedale WI and Craft Fair

5 December – Rosedale Community Fund

Please note these dates and come along for the excellent cake/biscuits and coffee and, of course, the chance to win some great prizes in the raffle.

Rosedale History Society Meetings

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.

Janet Dring and Linda Chambers, with Carol and Margaret

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!

Grand Christmas Auction 2019 – Saturday 30 November 2019

Rosedale’s traditional Christmas Auction in aid of the Reading Room/Village Hall was held at the Coach House Inn on Saturday night. After much mirth and merriment and plenty of Christmas spirit, the wonderful sum of £1600 was raised to support the running and maintenance of the building for another year.

Getting in to the Spirit of Christmas!
Our Master of Ceremonies in full flow

As ever, many thanks go to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team for their cheerful and professional service throughout the hectic evening and to Dave Seller and his assistants for auctioning of the huge number of lots so efficiently – a memorable night in Rosedale and a great start to the Festive Season.

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.