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The Rosedale and District Annual Show AGM will be held on 16th January at the Reading Room 7.00pm All welcome
After a short break this will be followed by the first meeting of the New Year.
We are currently looking for a Show Secretary, This position at times can be time consuming and requires the applicant to be able to attend meetings, deal with correspondence, ordering of equipment and deal with all the schedule and catalogue business.
Any person or persons that may be interested in this position, please email the Chairman Sam Dring on the following email
In spite of a couple of sharp showers in mid-afternoon, the Rosedale Show 2016 passed off well. Numbers were thought to be down on last year. mainly because of the adverse weather forecasts, but those who did come to show enjoyed the day. Some photos:
The Show Field 2016
All Blinged Up
Under Starter’s Orders
Chips with Everything
Fancy Pony Winner – Cheer Up!
The updated attendance figures will be published here shortly. In the meantime the Show Committee would like to thank all who helped set up the showground and who acted as gate stewards, traffic controllers and the like and who helped make the day another success for Rosedale.
Well, it turned out nice in the end! A bright if breezy day brought in the crowds to the Milburn Field today, Saturday 15 August, for Rosedale’s annual show, the ‘best little show’ in the county. Numbers of visitors is thought to be slightly up on last year’s attendance at around 3,750. However, there were fewer trade stands, but there were plenty of the ones that mattered!
A few souvenirs of the day:
Charlotte’s back, and a prize winner too!
Mini masons at work
Magic Mal working his spells
Beuholme Britannia proving to be a handful for Mr Richardson
‘I can’t bear to watch’! Judging in the Fur and Feather section
They’re Off! The trail hounds on their way
Sam Dring and John Dent would like to thank all those volunteers who turned out yesterday evening on the Milburn Field for their excellent work in setting up the arenas for the show on Saturday.
Finally for now, another plea for those who can spare the time to turn out on Sunday 16 August to help take it all down again – the Show would not take place without your hard work.
This is a call for volunteers to help the Show Committee set up the Milburn Field on Tuesday 11 August at 6.00pm in preparation for the Show on Saturday the 15th.
Splitting the ring, or a demo of Fast Fencing from 2014.
No booking necessary – just turn up on Tuesday evening with any tools, sledge hammers etc that may be appropriate, so that we can continue the successful run of Yorkshire’s Best Little Show.
Heartfelt thanks from the Show Committee to all those volunteers from the dale who helped set up on Tuesday and then take down the showgrounds on Sunday morning and also to those who lent their fork-lifts and other kit to help the effort. More thanks to those who manned the gates and marshalled the car parks throughout the day
Splitting the ring, or a demonstration of Fast Fencing.
Early reports suggest attendance was up on last year but the full facts will not be known until the Show Committee meets soon for the usual wash-up.
Finally, put 15 August 2015 in your diaries for an even bigger and better Rosedale Show next year.
Many thanks to all those volunteers who answered the call on Tuesday evening and helped set up the arenas and other display areas for the show.
Nearly ready – now for the weather
Now all we need do is keep our fingers crossed for dry weather on Saturday 16 August – see you all there.
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.
A bit of a mixed bag – overcast but clear for the morning and then the drizzle. Entries for most classes were up, but the gate receipts (still counting) are thought to be a bit down on the last two very successful years because, no doubt, of the pessimistic weather forecasts.
Rain on its way
‘Classy Lady’ and Friend
Alice In Wonderland
Scarborough and Ryedale Search and Rescue in action
Technicolor Sheep – Awaiting The Judges
Finally, heartfelt thanks to all who helped take down the show field on Sunday so efficiently.
Now for Saturday 16 August 2014!