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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.

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Rosedale Church Fete – 15 August 2021

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The Church Fete held this Sunday to raise funds for the church roof appeal was blessed with dry weather which helped produce an unexpectedly high attendance from visitors and locals alike, which in turn produced over £900 for the appeal. Afternote: follow-on sales and contributions have now raised the figure to over £1000 – a splendid effort all round.

There were plant and handicraft stalls, sales of old books, a treasure trail for the children and the ever popular tombola and tea and cake stalls in the church. The crowds were entertained with some wonderful singing by a local choir, the Moorland Singers, all of which made for a traditional village fete.

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped organise the event and ran the various stalls, those who contributed tombola prizes and items for sale and to the choir for their contribution to a very pleasant and successful afternoon.

Carols On The Green 2020

The Christmas Tree 2020 – Up She Goes!

Sadly, there will be no ‘Carols on The Green’ by the Christmas Tree this year. We send all donations raised to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and this year would ask that you continue to support this vital emergency service by making contributions either in local collecting boxes or online or by cheque – details of how to donate are at https://www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/support-us/donate/

All Lit Up

We hope to see you all next year, to enjoy hot mulled cider and mince pies while singing along to our favourite carols around the village Christmas Tree. In the meantime stay safe and well and have a great Christmas.

Father Christmas in Rosedale – Update!

Like the rest of us, Father Christmas has been working from home for the last few weeks – however, he and his Lion elves will be out and about before Christmas.

They had planned to visit Rosedale Abbey on Wednesday 9 December, but he has had to change his plans and will now call in to the village on Thursday 17 December at around 4.00pm.

Santa’s 2019 Visit.

Santa and his sleigh will arrive by the school gates opposite Abbey Stores and he looks forward to seeing as many children from the dale that afternoon – see you then!

Signs of Normality

Cricket returned to Rosedale today, Saturday 25 July, when friends of Dave Oakey, landlord of the Coach House Inn, staged a socially distanced cricket match as part of their weekend’s entertainment in the village.

Spot the Ball
Coarse Cricket

Who cares who wins!

The First Pint!

Cheers to Denty!

Having drunk the last pints in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, at lockdown in March, Dave Oakey and friends celebrated with the first pints on re-opening the pub in Saturday 4 July. The toast was to another regular, John Dent of blessed memory.

The Coach House is now officially open for business with table service only for food and drinks. Customers are asked to be patient and show understanding with the temporary limitations required by law.

Coach House Inn Re-opening – 4 July 2020

A message from Jimmy Porter:

We are reopening from 12.00 on Saturday 4th of July lunch time. A safe and welcoming environment will be provided for all of our customers.

We will be serving food from 12.00 – 8.00pm everyday and operating a table only service for food and drink, there will be no service from the bar.

Advance reservations for internal seating areas strongly recommended as we will have a reduced seating availability. Card/contactless payment preferred. Social distancing to be maintained and hand sanitizer will be available.

Anything else you need, please let me know on 01751 417208

Rosedale’s VE Day Commemoration – 8 May 2020

A socially distanced crowd of Rosedale residents attended a short commemoration of the end of the Second World War in Europe, at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard. Some scenes from the event (photos by Linda Chambers):

Getting Ready -Charlotte Tomlin and Paddy Chambers

A very special thanks to Charlotte Tomlin for her excellent playing of the Last Post and Reveille (on a bugle she had never played before) and to Rev Christine Haddon-Reece for the Blessing at the end of the ceremony.

It is hoped by the time of VJ Day in late August/early September this year that a proper celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War can be held in the dale, which would also make up for the loss of the show – watch this space.

Rosedale Show 2020

With great regret, the Rosedale Show Committee has announced that the Show has been cancelled for this year. There were just too many forward financial commitments to be made now which could be put at risk later if any Wuhan Flu measures are still in place in August, as now seems likely from government forecasts.

Heavy Horses from 2019

Fingers crossed and see you all in 2021!

Coffee Morning – 7 March 2020

The coffee morning held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 7 March was in aid of Guide Dogs for The Blind. The following is a message from Angela Gage, our local coordinator for the charity:

‘To all of you who supported the coffee morning in aid of Guide Dogs, a huge thank you from the Guide Dogs staff, from the people with sight loss, from the dogs whose dinners you provide and from myself.

These dogs help people to be independent and often fulfil their dreams. They provide companionship, support and protection as well as enabling their owners to socialise. I was therefore thrilled to be able to send a cheque for £300 to the charity from us all.

I also want to thanks Beth at the Coach House and to Margaret, Carol, Janet and Paddy for their help with the raffle. Angela’