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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 ‘Rosedale & Hartoft Community Group’ Category

Rosedale Coffee Morning – 1 December 2018

The coffee morning held on a cold, wet morning at the Coach House Inn, courtesy of Dave Oakey, in aid of the Rosedale Community Fund and the Parkinson’s Society raised £226.

Busy selling tickets

Thanks as always to Dave and his team at the Coach House and to Carol, Janet and Margaret for organising the raffle.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 5 January 2019 – more details later. In the meantime a very Happy Christmas to all our readers.

Rosedale Nursery School Opening – Friday 29 January 2016

The nursery school element of the Rosedale Community Primary School was formerly opened this afternoon, Friday 25 January 2016. Unfortunately, Lady Anne McIntosh who was due to perform the ceremony, broke her wrist in London and was unable to travel North. Janet Frank, the Ryedale District councilor for the Dales Ward, kindly stood in to cut the ribbon and then the cake.

Cutting The Ribbon - Nicola Johnson, head of school, looks on.

Cutting The Ribbon – Nicola Johnson, head of school, on the left.

Olivia Dring , a pupil at the school, presents a bouquet.

Olivia Dring , a pupil at the school, presents a bouquet  to Janet.

Hungry tummies waiting for the cake to be cut!

Hungry tummies waiting for the cake to be cut!

The nursery has three infants signed up already. Further details for the nursery and the primary school are available on 01751 417278 or e-mail at admin@rosedaleabbey.n-yorks.sch.uk

Diary Dates

Some dates for your diaries:

Sunday 30 August 2015 – Hartoft Chapel celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and so an ‘Anniversary Gift Day and Singalong’ is being held in the chapel. Pop in for tea and scones, music and chat with family and friends. For more information ring Lynda on 01751 417600 or Brenda on 01751 417648.


Friday 21 August – The churchyard conservation area is being cut and raked and wildflower seed scattered. Volunteers to help rake up the grass would be much appreciated. It is a fun day and good exercise as well as maintaining the churchyard that so may people like to walk through and relax in. For more details, ring 417156.


Tuesday 22 September – A coach trip to the holy island of Lindisfarne is being organised, leaving Lastingham at 8am and returning at 9pm the same day. Cost will not exceed £25 but may be cheaper if more people go along. Telephone 417251 for more details.

Charity Auction – White Horse Farm Inn

The traditional Rosedale winter charity auction was held at the White Horse Farm Inn on Saturday evening, 15 November 2104. A very good crowd attended and the selling of a huge variety of local produce and other items was conducted briskly and with customary efficiency by the Seller family, aided and abetted by members of the Updale Reading Committee.

Vicki Seller selling and Margaret Truran holding on firmly to the sherry!

Vicki Seller selling while Margaret Truran holds on firmly to the sherry!

The sale generated £900 of which half goes to the Updale Reading Room and the other £450 will be shared by two medical charities, Cancer Research and fundraising for a mobile heart monitor. An excellent result and thanks to all who donated so generously and to Christine for hosting the event again.

Church Repair Fund Coffee Morning

The coffee morning in aid of the church repair fund went very well and raised £248.55 in cake and raffle ticket sales.

The excitement mounts for the raffle!

The excitement mounts for the raffle!

Many thanks to Howard and Daphne for the use of the Coach House and to Jeanette and her team for organising this successful event. Look out for further events to raise money for this vital cause – contact Jeanette Richardson on 01751 417434 if you wish to contribute directly or with fund raising ideas.

‘A Really Superb Display’

The above is a quote from a Berkshire couple who visited the Rosedale and Hartoft Treasured Textiles Exhibition on Bank Holiday Monday. Around 180 other people from the dale and beyond called into the Updale Reading Room over the weekend to enjoy the display of textiles with a Rosedale connection, put on by local effort and with the support of Ryedale District Council’s Small Scale Creative Economy Scheme.

Some of the many items set and ready for visitors

Some of the many items set and ready for visitors

Enjoying some of the fascinating exhibits on display

Enjoying some of the fascinating exhibits on display

‘Very interesting display and lovely cakes!’, ‘Extremely interesting particularly the interpretation…’, ”Thanks for showing the beautiful treasures ..’ were some other comments from the visitors’ book. Thanks to Linda and Sue for all the their hard work in organising and collating the displays and to all the others who helped out with setting up and stewarding the exhibition over the two days, to those who provided the delicious refreshments and to Margaret for her stalwart work with the raffles.

Defribillator For Hartoft

The residents of Hartoft received their due reward for all their hard work in fundraising for a heart defribillator when Clive Setter, the CEO of AED Locator presented the local group, headed by Angela Turner, with their apparatus and its storage cabinet on Monday evening 8 July 2013.

The residents of Hartoft with their new defribillator and its storage case.

The residents of Hartoft with their new defribillator and its storage case.

The device will be based at the Blacksmiths country inn at Hartoft End. Further details on its use will be published here and on other media in due course.