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Rosedale Community News

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This Exploited Land Sitrep as at 8 October 2016

Work on the repairing the track way is well on course. The new project manager, Tom Mutton, is now in post and is about to recruit the two final members of the five strong project team, which should be fully established early in the new year.

Building up the gabions.

Building up the gabions.


Rosedale History Walk – 26 June 2016

As part of the Rosedale Walking Festival 2016, the Rosedale History Society conducted a walk from Rosedale Abbey to Medd’s Farm, Sheriff’s Pit, Bank Top and back, covering the social and industrial history of the dale from the start of the ironstone ‘Klondike’ in the Victorian era to the present day.

Happy history walkers at Sh

Happy history walkers at Sheriff’s Pit

Thanks to Sue and Kevin Atkinson for allowing us to view the pit pony stables at Poplar Farm.

This Exploited Land

We have just received the brilliant news that the Heritage Lottery Fund has granted £2.5 million towards the This Exploited Land (TEL) project to conserve, protect and interpret our unique industrial heritage.

The full NYMNP press release is at this link: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/about-us/press-office/press-releases/articles2/trailblazing-funding-for-the-north-york-moors

The Rosedale History Society has played a full role along with the other partners in the project to bring about this excellent result. There will, of course, be regular updates on the TEL project progress from now on, here and at the RHS regular Sunday meetings on the first Sunday of each month.

Well done all!

Rosedale History Society Meeting 6 December

The final meting of the Rosedale History Society for 2015 was held in the Updale Reading Room on Sunday 6 December. The members thanked Margaret Truran, Carol Cockerill and Monica Wilson for their support throughout the year, especially for all the delicious cakes which are such a feature of the RHS’s monthly meetings!

Linda Chambers (Secretary), Margaret Truran, CArol Cockerill, Monica Wilson and Janet Dring (Chair)

Linda Chambers (Secretary), Margaret Truran, Carol Cockerill, Monica Wilson and Janet Dring (Chair)

The next Tea and Chat meeting of the RHS will be on Sunday 3 January 2016  from 2pm to 4pm – all are welcome to come for a chat and some tasty tea and cake and also to search a wealth of research material. Internet access is also provided.

So thanks to all who have supported the RHS in 2015 and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016 – in the meantime, have a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!

WW1 History Exhibition – 13 to 14 September 2014

Both days of the Local Villages WW1 history exhibition were well attended at the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale. Between 50 to 60 people on Saturday and rather more on Sunday visited from all over the country, not just locally and viewed a fascinating and varied set of photographs, memorabilia and documentation on the roles played by by local people in the Great War both at home and at the front from Rosedale and Hartoft, Appleton le Moors, Sinnington, Lockton and Levisham and Thornton le Dale.

Exhibits in the Reading Room

Exhibits in the Reading Room

History Walkers at East Mines

History Walkers at East Mines – 13 September

History Walkers and Dogs - East Mines Stone Kilns  -14 September

History Walkers and More  Dogs – East Mines Stone Kilns -14 September

A tremendous amount of hard work was put in to stage the exhibition by volunteers from all the villages involved. The organisers would also like to thank all those who helped out on both days with running the reception desk, guiding and advising our visitors, those who provided and served all the delicious cakes, rolls and other refreshments that are such a feature of these events in the Updale Reading Room and, finally, the generous donors of excellent raffle prizes on both days – you know who you are so thanks again!


The Great War 1914 – 1918

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War on 4 August 1914, we should pause to remember those from Rosedale who gave their lives in that horrific conflict.

The memorial the Updale Reading Room

The memorial at the Updale Reading Room

A number of local history societies, including Rosedale History Society, are staging a Great War exhibition at the NYM Railway station at Pickering for the next week, after which the Rosdale displays will be shown at Rosedale Show on 16 August.

Finally, there is a planned ‘Lights Out’ throughout the nation on Monday night, 4 August, between 10 and 11pm, when all public buildings will turn off all lights except one per building. Private householders are being encouraged to do the same, with perhaps just one candle or similar small light in a window during the dark hour.

Rosedale History Society – Tea and Chat, Sunday 6 July

The Rosedale History Society regrets that Mr Tom Champion will now not be able to give his talk on First World War memorials. It is hoped to have the presentation in September.

Rosedale War Memorial Cross

Rosedale War Memorial Cross

The Tea and Chat meeting will occur as usual, starting at 1.30pm and everyone is welcome to use the exrensive archives and research material available. There will be no entry fee but donations to help fund the work of the Society would be appreciated.

Walkers Are Welcome Festival 14 – 15 June 2014

The 2014 Walking Festival in Rosedale was blessed with reasonable weather this year so that around 40 hikers took part in the wide variety of walks over Saturday and Sunday 14 to 15 June.

Saturday - The Tea Shop group meet up with the Pilgrims' Way walkers on the line.

Saturday – The Tea Shop group meet up with the Pilgrims’ Way walkers on the line.

The Walking The Line group about to set off.

The Walking The Line group about to set off on an 11 miler.

Rosedale Wildlife walkers

Rosedale Wildlife Walkers

History Walkers at the site of the 'Bug and Flea Hotel' - the hostel for itinerant farm workers near Northdale Farm

History Walkers learning about the ‘Bug and Flea Hotel’ – the hostel for itinerant farm workers near Northdale Farm