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.
The world renowned artist, Andy Goldsworthy, gave a talk last evening to an audience of over 50 locals and visitors in the Reading Room on his art installations in Northdale.
Andy started with a fascinating resume of some of his works around the world and in Britain, before going into detail on the current installations in Northdale. Two have been completed, the Red Wall near West Northdale Farm and the Fireplace north of Northdale Farm, with two more under way at Job’s Well and in Hangingstone House. He hopes to gain permission to undertake a few more such works with all of them to be connected by a pathway. The whole projected is being funded by the David Ross Foundation, whose Artistic Director, Sophie Clark was present at the talk.
Thanks to the Barraclough family for the use of their field for parking and the the Rosedale History Society for sponsoring the event and providing refreshments
The ‘This Exploited Land Of Iron’ project has been re-named to just Land of Iron (see new logo at top right on our home page).
As part of the project, representatives from Historic England, the contracting consultants Align and the National Park Authority yesterday visited the two main roasting kilns sites to decided on detailed plans for the conservation work which is due to start now in 2019.
At the Stone Kilns, East Mines
The kilns at Bank Top
The work done to stabilise the old track bed at East Mines is maturing nicely, as is the revetting work done by volunteers further down the line. Also, the work to clear the entrance to the culvert at Reeking Gill has held up over winter. Once the weather improves, the surface of the trackbed from Reeking Gill back to the kilns will be restored and repaired.
As the first Sunday in April this year is Easter Sunday, the next meeting of the Rosedale History Society will be in the Updale Reading Room on the following Sunday, 8th April 2018, from 1.30 to 4pm.
The annual general meeting of the Rosedale History Society will be held in the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale, at 4.45pm, immediately after the usual Tea and Chat meeting.
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!