The annual show (every August) is run by the Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society. This year will include Cattle, Goats, Heavy Horses, Ponies, jumping, local produce, Rabbits, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows and much more. More details to follow soon on the Rosedale Show’s website.
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.
Cricket returned to Rosedale today, Saturday 25 July, when friends of Dave Oakey, landlord of the Coach House Inn, staged a socially distanced cricket match as part of their weekend’s entertainment in the village.
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:
Craig and Helen are pleased to announce that the Abbey Tea Room will be open on Saturday 4 July for teas, coffees, cakes and scones and savoury items from 9.00am to 4.30pm, and then every day except for Wednesdays when it will be closed. There will be plenty of seating outside but limited availability indoors because of the continuing need for safe distancing – customers’ patience and understanding is requested.
The Abbey Stores shop will continue to be open from 8.30am to 5.00pm every day except for Wednesdays, when the timings will be 8.30 to 10.00am.
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):
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.
The nationwide celebrations over the weekend 8 to 10 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day have obviously been severely curtailed because of the Wuhan Virus pandemic.
However, we can all make an effort to unpack the bunting and fly the flag from our homes on Friday 8 May. Also, Charlotte Tomlin, currently residing at 20 Bridgefoot and who plays in brass bands and orchestras, will sound the Last Post and Reveille at the War Memorial in Rosedale Abbey on Friday at 2.55pm. Clearly, rules on social gatherings must apply but it is suggested that people in the village and dale might like to stand in their doorways at that time and raise a toast in memory of all who suffered and died in the Second World War and especially the three men of the dale who fell and the other 32 who served in that conflict.