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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


Just a reminder that the Coffee Morning in the Coach House Inn in aid of the Reading Room/Village Hall is on Saturday 1 June from 10 to 12am with the usual cake sales and raffle and that the Rosedale History Archive quarterly Tea and Chat Meeting will be in the Village Hall in Updale from 2 to 4pm on Sunday 2 June where a host of historical archive material; will be available to peruse and also some excellent tea and cakes will be available! Both events are free to enter but donations would be appreciated to help the annual running costs of both organisations.


The Coffee Morning to be held in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, on Saturday 4 May from 10am to 12am will be in aid of our local Search and Rescue Team

Scarborough and Ryedale Search and Rescue in action!

The team will have one of their vehicles on show and members will be able to demonstrate some of their rescue techniques.

All are welcome to come and support this essential service to our community and, of course, for the usual excellent coffee and biscuits provided by the Coach House Team and for the cake sale and raffle to follow.


Over seventy people attended a very interesting talk on Rosedale’s barn owls, held in St Mary and St Lawrence Church on Wednesday 6 March. The event was in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal and raised the magnificent sum of £978 from donations and an auction of a print of owlets on an owl box.

The audience enjoying a fascinating talk on Rosedale’s owls.

Heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who set up and hosted this very successful evening.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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)


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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.


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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!