Walkers Are Welcome Rosedale Abbey is part of the “This Exploited Land of Iron” Project. Click for more info.

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

CHRISTMAS AUCTION – 28 NOVEMBER 2018

The famous Rosedale Christmas Auction in aid of the Updale Reading Room/Village Hall will be held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 28 November 2018 starting at 8.30pm sharp. The Coach House will be open for donations of auction items from 6.00pm.

Bidding well under way at the 2017 auction

All are very welcome to join us on this fun evening, when you can top up on your Christmas presents and contribute to local charitable causes by competing to pay outrageous prices for bottles of pickled onions, for example!

David Ross Foundation Visit – 5 June 2018

David Ross and trustees of his foundation visited Rosedale on Tuesday 5 June 2018 to observe progress on the Land of Iron project, to which the Foundation has contributed £300,000. They were briefed in the Reading Room by Tom Mutton, the project manager, before heading out to East Mines on bicycles to see the work that has been done already and to meet volunteers on task on the line.

David Ross and Foundation trustees with members of the project team.

The intrepid band of cyclists head off to East Mines.

Just a reminder that the famous artist, Andy Goldsworthy, will be giving a talk on the art works he has been creating in Northdale, in the Updale Reading Room on Wednesday 13 June starting at 7.00pm

Race Night in The Coach House – 20 January 2018

Many thanks to all who supported the race night at the Coach House. We raised an amazing £523 for the Reading Room / village hall fund.
Thanks must go to Dave Oakey, Jimmy Porter and Sue Foster for arranging the evening, June Scarth for the raffle and Pam Seller for running the tote.
The Reading room has constant running repairs and needs updating on the heating system. THANK YOU for all your support.

Lorraine Dale

Annual Christmas Auction – 18 November 2017

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.

Rosedale History Society Coffee Morning – 7 October 2017

The coffee morning in aid of the Rosedale History Society held in the Coach House Inn raised £260, a valuable contribution to the running of the Society as, for example, it will help cover the costs of the annual research fees for the British Library and contributions to cover the cost of room hire and of broadband provision in the Reading Room.

Lots of chat, cakes and coffee!

Many thanks to all who donated cash, bought cakes and calendars and gave prizes for the raffle, and to Dave and Ali at the Coach House and to Margaret, Janet and Carol for running the raffle with such efficiency.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 4 November between 10.00 and 12.00 am, in aid of the Women’s Institute and will also include a craft fair. Also for your diaries, the Christmas Auction will held in the Coach House on Saturday 18 November starting at 8.30pm – auction lots gratefully received.

Rosedale History Weekend – 22 to 23 April 2017

The Rosedale History Weekend held at the Updale Reading Room was very well attended, helped by the excellent weather with visitors, many from out of the dale, enjoying a wide display of industrial, social and natural history material on show. The renowned Kildale industrial  historian, Malcolm Bisby gave a fascinating talk on Saturday on the development of the Rosedale branch on the North Eastern Railway and over thirty people (and three dogs) took part in the walks ups to East Mines over the two days

Rosedale Railway Talk with Malcolm Bisby

Ruby May dissecting owl pellets with Elspeth Ingleby from the National Parks

History Walkers 22 Apr 17

History Walkers 23 Apr 17

Heading Home

Many thanks to Tom Mutton and Eslpeth Ingleby of the TELI team, to the Ryedale Folk Museum for the loan of mining artifacts, to Janet, Margaret and Carol for the splendid array of refreshments, to the members of the Rosedale History Society who helped host the event and make it such a success and to Jimmy Barraclough for the use of his field for parking.

Rosedale Local History Weekend – 22 to 23 April 2017

Ghost Miners at Bank Top

 A weekend event highlighting This Exploited Land of Iron project and  Rosedale’s Social History at Updale Reading Room, 11.00 – 4.30p.m.  Refreshments available.  Wheelchair friendly.   FREE ENTRY!

 Archive photographs, maps, plans and artefacts and much more.  Local artwork and crafts for sale.

Guided Walks both days. –  Mining and Railway walks 2.0p.m. from Updale Reading Room.  Bring walking boots and waterproofs!

A talk by Malcolm Bisby giving an overview of Rosedale’s Mines and Railway at Rosedale Abbey church at 6.00p.m. Saturday 22nd.  Free admission with a collection for church funds.

Information:  http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org.uk/history-contacts/news-and-events/

email. rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk