The annual show (every August) is run by the Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society. This year will include Cattle, Goats, Heavy Horses, Ponies, jumping, local produce, Rabbits, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows and much more. More details to follow soon on the Rosedale Show’s website.
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.
As part of the appeal to raise funds to save St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey, a 2018 calendar has been produced which will be on sale at Rosedale Show on 19 August in the Rosedale History Society tent on Row F and also in the Church Tea Tent by the entrance to the main ring, for £10 a copy with envelope.
A high quality, full colour calendar showing scenes of Rosedale throughout the year.
The calendar is a lovely reminder of Rosedale and will make an ideal Christmas present, so please make an effort to buy at least one to help us raise the funds for the urgent repairs needed to the church.
The calendar will also be on sale at the church repair appeal coffee morning at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September between 10.00 and 12.00 am – please make a note of the time and date for your diaries.
The festival was blessed by the weather gods and so the number of walkers was slightly up on last year, in spite of there being fewer walks in the programme. Over 80 walkers took part, aged from six to well over sixty, with most of them from outside the dale. Some images from the weekend:
Setting off into Northdale in search of art.
History walkers up at East Mines
Nordic walkers stride out for Updale
The Jammy Dodgers, aka Tea Shop Walkers at Abbey Tea Rooms.
Heartfelt thanks to all who organised this excellent weekend and to the walk leaders for making such a success of it.
The coffee morning held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 6 May was in aid of the Guide Dogs For The Blind.
Guide dogs Ivor and Zane.
The coffee donations and raffle raised £250 for this very worthy cause. Many thanks to Angela Gage for organising the morning, to Margaret, Carol and Janet for running the raffle and to the Coach House team for hosting the event.
The Rosedale History Weekend held at the Updale Reading Room was very well attended, helped by the excellent weather with visitors, many from out of the dale, enjoying a wide display of industrial, social and natural history material on show. The renowned Kildale industrial historian, Malcolm Bisby gave a fascinating talk on Saturday on the development of the Rosedale branch on the North Eastern Railway and over thirty people (and three dogs) took part in the walks ups to East Mines over the two days
Rosedale Railway Talk with Malcolm Bisby
Ruby May dissecting owl pellets with Elspeth Ingleby from the National Parks
History Walkers 22 Apr 17
History Walkers 23 Apr 17
Many thanks to Tom Mutton and Eslpeth Ingleby of the TELI team, to the Ryedale Folk Museum for the loan of mining artifacts, to Janet, Margaret and Carol for the splendid array of refreshments, to the members of the Rosedale History Society who helped host the event and make it such a success and to Jimmy Barraclough for the use of his field for parking.
The coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday morning, 1 April, raised the marvellous sum of £463 in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Thanks to Sue and Jim Austermuhle for organising the event, to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team for the coffee and biscuits, to Margaret and Carol for the raffle, to all those who donated cakes for sale and raffle prizes and to all others who gave so generously to enable this important work to continue.
A bustling coffee morning in aid of MIND, the mental health charity was held at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 4 March 2017 and an excellent total of £425 was raised for the good cause – well done to all from Vikki Sellar who was the organiser for the day.
Margaret and Vikki with the now named Violet, the teddy bear!
Raffling the many generously donated prizes
As ever, many thanks to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team for the facilities and to all who gave so generously to the raffle and to the cake sale.
A reminder that the next coffee morning will be on Saturday 1 April from 10.00 to 12.00 am.
Steve Colling, from Tate Smiths Wines, masterfully conducted a wine tasting in the Coach House Inn on Friday 17 February, with proceeds going towards the Rosedale Church Roof Appeal. A total of eight unknown wines were sampled and the winner, getting all eight correct, was Shirley Drew from Brick Cottage, Updale!
Steve starting the evening off with some excellent sparkling Cava.
After a fun and educational evening, a total of £150 was raised towards the roof appeal and so thanks again to Steve for his knowledgeable and light-hearted approach to the evening and to Jimmy and his team in the Coach House for their support for this worthy cause.
A coffee morning was held at the Coach House Inn in Rosedale Abbey on Saturday 7 January 2017 in aid of the Rosedale Football Club. In addition, Dave Oakey, the proprietor of the Inn presented Alastair Wilkinson, the player/manager of the club with £190 raised at the Christmas Draw on Christmas Eve.
Alastair and Dave
Waiting for the raffle!
The raffle raised £220 for RFC and thanks to all who attended, donated prizes, and also to Dave and the team at the Coach House for hosting the event.