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Rosedale Community News

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.

Archive for the ‘Social Events’ Category

BROWNIE’S 80th BIRTHDAY!

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Coincidently, around 80 people from the village and dale gathered in the Coach House In on Friday 19 January 2024 to celebrate Ian ‘Brownie’ Brown’s 80th birthday. It was a well kept surprise and Brownie took a few minutes to recover after his arrival!

Brownie’s arrival in the Coach House
Brownie being greeted by his son Paul.
Dave Oakey presenting Ian with a birthday card signed by his many well-wishers.
Ian recalling some stories of his time in Rosedale.
Ian thanking everyone for their good wishes on his birthday – along with a few tears!
All in one go! Blowing out the candles on his lovely birthday cake.
The birthday cake, courtesy of James Appleton of Graze on the Green – and Happy Birthday, Brownie, and many more of them from all in Rosedale.

Thanks to Dave Oakey and his team in the Coach House Inn for their splendid hosting of the event and to Jan Baker for her coordination of all the details.

CAROLS ON THE GREEN ’23 – 22 DECEMBER

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Around 40 locals and visitors joined in singing carols, encouraged by mulled cider and mince pies, on Friday. As a result over £270 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, for which heartfelt thanks to all for your generosity.

Also our thanks to Graig and Helen at Abbey Stores for their help with setting up the event and to James at Graze on The Green for his ever excellent mince pies!

And finally, best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to all our readers, here and abroad.

ROSEDALE SHOW SOCIETY DINNER – 8 DECEMBER 2023

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Fifty four members of the Show Committee and their guests sat down to a delicious pie and pudding supper in the Coach House Inn on Friday night, 8 December. Mr Arthur Yeoman, this year’s President, was the guest of honour. Sam Dring, the Committee Chair, gave a summary of the 2023 show and thanked all who had helped make it a most successful event after an enforced gap of three years.

Sam Dring presenting Arthur Yeoman with a souvenir photograph from the 2023 Show
Lynn Kershaw, the Vice-Chair, presenting Sam Dring with a momento of the Show.
Arthur Yeoman returning the thanks of the Committee
The next Show Committee? The younger generation enjoying a social evening.

Planning is already well underway for the next show which is due to be held on Saturday 17 August 2924. As ever, the Committee asks that people note the date and if they can help out in any way prior to and on the day of the Show to contact any member of the Committee.

Finally, thanks again to the staff of the Coach House for hosting us all to an excellent evening.

NRAS COFFEE MORNING – 2 DECEMBER 2023

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The following letter was received from the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Association regarding the funds raised at the Coffee Morning on Saturday 2 December:

Thanks again to all who contributed and donated raffle prizes, coffee money and other donations and to all who helped run this very successful event.

A message from NRAS –

I am delighted to confirm that £550 was received into our charity bank account on 5th December 2023.Please pass on our grateful thanks to the Rosedale residents and coffee morning regulars for their generosity. It looks like it was a very successful event and such a lovely way to honour the lives of your friends Ann and Linda.

Your support will make a real difference to the lives of those living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Kind regards.

Helen Saich

Senior Trusts and Company Giving Fundraiser

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)

CHRISTMAS AUCTION – 25 NOVEMBER 2023

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As has become a tradition in Rosedale, the auction in aid of the Rosedale Reading Room/Village Hall was a noisy, crowded and joyful occasion which raised around £3,500 thanks to the outstanding generosity of the donors of auction lots and the uninhibited, highly competitive bidding of those in the audience!

Some of the auction lots on display – the bike went for £300!
Getting ready for the fun and excitement.
The First Lot – a jar of pickled onions, yours for £10
A pair of giraffes, anyone?
A cuddly Dave Seller, with toy!

As always huge thanks to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for coping with the onslaught, and to Sue Foster and the auction helpers for an outstanding evening – a great start to Christmas.

VILLAGE HALL DOMINO DRIVES 2023/24

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The very popular domino drives will be starting again on the third Thursday of each month beginning with Thursday 19 October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall/Updale Reading Room. Entry is £2 per head including light refreshments. Raffle tickets will also be on sale separately.

All are very welcome to come along and enjoy these sociably competitive evenings!

UPCOMING COFFEE MORNING AND HISTORY TEA AND CHAT – 2 & 3 SEPTEMBER 2023

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The next Coffee Morning and Charity Raffle in The Coach House Inn will be on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00am, and the Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat on Sunday 3 September will be in the Updale Reading Room/Village Hall from 2.00 to 4.00 pm – all are very welcome to come and there is no entry fee.

The new Rosedale 2024 Calendar will be available for sale at both events, making them ideal opportunities to get some early Christmas shopping done !

ROSEDALE SHOW VOLUNTEERS

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Show time is rapidly approaching and the organising committee asks if anyone can help set the show:

a. Tuesday 15 August at 6pm – Show Field set up

b. Saturday 19 August – in the Industrial Tent at 4.30pm to help take down the exhibits tables and screens.

c. Sunday 20 August at 9.00am – on the Show Field to help take down the arenas etc.

The Show is back after an enforced break of three years so please come along to help out and make it a great success in 2023.

ESK VALLEY THEATRE – DEALS AND DECEPTIONS

The wonderful Esk Valley Theatre is back with a new production, a very entertaining mystery set in the North York Moors written and directed by Mark Stratton. It runs at the Glaisdale village hall until 26 August. Details of ticket prices and performance dates and times can be found by ringing the number shown or on the website:

The small cast of four are all professional actors with extensive credits in local and national theatre, television, radio and film. The plot looks at how individuals’ characters can change within new environments and is in turn thoughtful, mysterious, exciting and with a leavening of local humour.