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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.

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Abbey Tea Room Re-opening – Saturday 4 July 2020

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.

Rosedale’s VE Day Commemoration – 8 May 2020

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):

Getting Ready -Charlotte Tomlin and Paddy 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.

VE Day – 8 May 2020

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.

We Will Remember Them

Abbey Stores Update

All nicely stocked up again with all essential groceries – here are some photos of the stock we have currently to give you some ideas with your orders:

If you would like an order however big or small either message us on facebook, give us a ring on 417475 or you can email us at rosedaleabbey.tearoom@gmail.com


We are also getting another delivery of Groovy Moo ice cream tomorrow with individual 500ml tubs of ice cream! 

Rosedale Show 2020

With great regret, the Rosedale Show Committee has announced that the Show has been cancelled for this year. There were just too many forward financial commitments to be made now which could be put at risk later if any Wuhan Flu measures are still in place in August, as now seems likely from government forecasts.

Heavy Horses from 2019

Fingers crossed and see you all in 2021!

Beetle Plague

First we had floods of biblical proportions, then the Wuhan Flu and now a plague of beetles. The little insects flying into your face or dropping down the back of your shirt collar are heather beetles, aka Lochmaea suturalis:

A Plague of Beetles

Heather Beetle – Lochmaea suturalis

The larvae of the beetle feed on heather shoots and therefore damage the plants, which is why last year there was comparatively little purple up on our moors and great swathes of brown, sickly heather plants instead.

Abbey Stores – New Opening Hours

The new opening times for Abbey Stores are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 8.30am to 3.30pm

Wednesday – 8.30am to 10.00am

Sunday – 8.30am to 1.00pm

As before, Abbey Stores is stocking a wide range of food and household essentials, newspapers, logs and so on. Meat can be ordered in advance – call 01751 417475. Please support your local shop and avoid travel into towns whenever possible.

Rosedale Abbey and Hartoft Support Group

We have joined together to form a support group for Rosedale Abbey and Hartoft during these difficult times. We are hoping to be of help to those of you who are shielding, in the vulnerable or self isolating group or indeed anyone who is not able to venture out at the moment.

We are offering to pick up and deliver groceries, collect prescriptions, source essentials and pet food etc. Please ask and we will endeavour to help or maybe you would just like us to check in and chat.

Shirley: 01751 417384 or 07508772787

Olivia:   07904201255

Please get in touch and pass these numbers on to anyone you think may need them. If you are isolating it may be helpful to give these contacts to your relatives/ friends who can then contact us on your behalf if needed.

We can also be found on facebook: Rosedale Abbey and Hartoft Support Group