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The coffee morning in aid of the Rosedale History Society held in the Coach House Inn raised £260, a valuable contribution to the running of the Society as, for example, it will help cover the costs of the annual research fees for the British Library and contributions to cover the cost of room hire and of broadband provision in the Reading Room.
Lots of chat, cakes and coffee!
Many thanks to all who donated cash, bought cakes and calendars and gave prizes for the raffle, and to Dave and Ali at the Coach House and to Margaret, Janet and Carol for running the raffle with such efficiency.
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 4 November between 10.00 and 12.00 am, in aid of the Women’s Institute and will also include a craft fair. Also for your diaries, the Christmas Auction will held in the Coach House on Saturday 18 November starting at 8.30pm – auction lots gratefully received.
By courtesy of the proprietor, there will be a coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 7 October between 10.00 and 12.00 am in aid of the Rosedale History Society, As well as the ever popular cake sales and raffle, there will be displays of archive photographs and information on family, social and industrial history of the dale. There will also be an update on the This Exploited Land of Iron project.
Coffee and good company
Any donations for the raffle would be gratefully received, but above all come along and enjoy the company, chat and excellent coffee and cakes
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.
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 Sheriff’s Pit
Thanks to Sue and Kevin Atkinson for allowing us to view the pit pony stables at Poplar Farm.
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!
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)
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!
A short reminder that the Coffee Morning in the Coach House Inn this Saturday is in aid of your very own Rosedale History Society and starts at 10.00am. There will be history displays, the usual excellent tea/coffee and cakes and an exciting raffle!
First photos of the Walking Festival for 2015 – more to follow:
The Tea Shop Walkers led by Ian Thompson on Saturday.
The Rosedale History Walkers led by Linda Chambers on Sunday
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
History Walkers at East Mines – 13 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!
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 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.