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ROSEDALE HISTORY SOCIETY MEETINGS 2022

The first of our now quarterly Tea, Chat & History meetings takes place in early March.  Please make a note of the dates for 2022: 6 March, 5 June, 4 September and 4 December. 

These informal meetings are between 2.00 – 4.00pm. on Sunday afternoons at the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale.  The archive will be available to browse and research, and we look forward to welcoming our regulars as well as new visitors. 

Any regulations due to the ongoing Covid situation will, of course, be observed.  Please contact rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk for further information.

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.

NEW ROSEDALE MINES AND RAILWAYS BOOK OUT!

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Copies of the new, updated and much expanded edition of the Mines & Railway booklet by Hayes & Rutter, first published in 1971, were handed over to Linda Chambers of the Rosedale History Society by Chris Hall of Scarborough Historical & Archaeological Society, the publishers.

This edition is the result of months of work by the editor, Tom Mutton, Manager for the Land of Iron project, together with significant contributions of new material from the history society, local industrial heritage expert Malcolm Bisby, local museums and many others.

Copies of the new book can be obtained in Rosedale from either Abbey Stores at £8 per copy or from the history society at rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk and online direct from the publishers

https://www.sahs.org.uk/Publications-of-the-Scarborough-Archaeological-and-Historical-Society.html

The price is also £8.00 but post and packing extra.

Linda Chambers and Chris Wall, with the new book

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!

Coffee Morning – 5 October 2019

The coffee morning held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 5 October between 10.00 to 12.00 am was aid of the Rosedale History Society. There were photographic displays, including Land of Iron work-in-progress updates along with the customary raffle and cake sales, all of which raised £215 for the Society – thanks to all who contributed.

Much coffee, cakes and chatting!

Many thanks also the Beth from the Coach House and to Margaret, Carol and Janet for running the raffle.

The next coffee morning on Saturday 2 November will be the popular craft fair sponsored by the Rosedale WI. Also there will be another chance to buy the new and colourful Rosedale 2020 calendar at £10 per copy, so come along then, enjoy the coffee, cakes and craft displays and get some early Christmas presents in the bag.

Land of Iron Update – 4 August 2019

As reported earlier, work is well under way on the Bank Top kilns. Now work has started on the northerly of the two sets of kilns at East Mines to stabilise and preserve what is possible with these extensive remains.

Protective fencing has been put up prior to conservation work beginning.

Work to restore the trackway around Dale Head continues and the line remains closed until it is completed.

Land of Iron – Bank Top Kilns Update as at 10 June 2019

As reported previously, work continues to stabilise the ironstone roasting kilns at Bank Top. The contractors are currently strengthening and re-inforcing the back wall to prevent further stone falls and are also re-pointing the interior of the arches top and bottom to stop water ingress.

The work site as at 10 June 2019
A photographer from the Heritage Lottery Fund visiting as well as Linda Chambers from the project Steering Committee
Repointing the arches

The work is progressing well, although no completion date is yet known for the work as more problems become evident in the structure. Further updates will be posted here soon.

Land of Iron Update – Bank Top Kilns

Work has started today, Monday 13 May, on conserving and stabilising the ironstone roasting kilns at Bank Top, Rosedale. Initially, the area around the kilns will be fenced off and scaffolding erected to allow William Birch Ltd to carry out much needed conservation work on these impressive monuments to Rosedale’s ironstone ‘Klondike’ which started here at West Mines in 1856.

A lot of work has been done under the project on the ironstone workings and railway line at East Mines (see previous LoI updates) so it is good to see that West Mines, also known as Low Works, are now getting the same treatment.

Access to the lower car park at Bank Top will be restricted during the period of works so visitors are encouraged to use the upper car park.

Work ongoing as at 17 May 2019