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.
There have been lots of rumours flying around about the Blacksmiths at Hartoft. The situation is that Paul and Scott McNicoll-Cheong have taken out a lease on the property and have started the refurbishment process, concentrating of sorting out the rooms and recruiting staff, with the intention of starting trading again in mid to late July this year. They intend to run it as a country inn with high quality, locally sourced food and comfortable high grade rooms.
Paul has 20 years experience over a broad spectrum of the hospitality industry and Scott currently runs a hair salon in Glasgow. Initially, Paul will remain on site overseeing the sorting-out of the inn while Scott stays in Glasgow with their two children, aged three and seven, until the end of the school term. Then he will move to Hartoft and the two youngsters will be enrolled in the Rosedale Community School. More detail will be published here as it comes in.
It is good to see the Blacksmiths back on the road to recovery and we wish Paul and Scott the very best in their endeavours.
The Tree Relaxation Retreat, Rosedale East
We are looking for staff to work with us here at The Tree Relaxation Retreat.
We would like to hear from reliable people living locally who are able to work in the kitchen and dining room Friday and Saturday evenings 6pm -9pm (approx).
We are also looking for relief staff who can help with general household duties, cleaning and cooking.
If you would like to join our team and would like further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you .
For those who were wondering, work is under way in the current bad weather to build 20 new hard standings for caravans at the Caravan Club Site at Bridgefoot, Rosedale Abbey.
All works are due completion by Easter
We wish a warm Rosedale welcome to Helen and Graig, the new proprietors of Abbey Stores. Currently they are busy re-stocking the shop but are open for business apart from the tea room which they hope to have up and running by Monday 23 October.
Helen and Craig
Call in any time to say hello and watch this space for further details of opening times and the like once they have settled in.
Update: from 23 October, Abbey Stores will be open from 08.30 to 5.00pm every day of the week for breakfast, light lunches and teas.
Today, Sunday 15 )ctober 2017, is the last day that Anne Wright will open Abbey Stores for business, before closing down and the new owners, Helen and Craig take over and re-open on Thursday 19 October.
Looking forward to retirement!
Anne has been running Abbey Stores since May 2002 and is off to Whixley, between York and Harrogate for a well earned retirement, re-decorating her house and walking Ollie the dog.
All in Rosedale wish her the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming the new proprietors next week.
Dave Oakey, a long time resident of the village, has taken over from Howard Hebron as landlord of the Coach House Inn in Rosedale Abbey.
Dave training his biceps!
Dave looks forward to welcoming regular and new customers to the Inn. In turn, all of us wish him and his team good luck for the future.
After thirteen years in charge, Howard and Daphne Hebron are saying farewell to the Coach House Inn and downsizing their responsibilities by retiring to their charming cottage in Wrelton.
Howard, Daphne and Family
However, the village will still see a lot of them no doubt as Howard plans to help his son Ben with his ATV business in the yard behind the inn and Daphne promises to spend a lot more time with their grand-children!
All in Rosedale and Hartoft wish Howard and Daphne the very best of good fortune.
After stocktaking on Thursday the Inn reopens under new management on Friday when Dave Oakey would like welcome all Coach House regulars and new visitors.
Kate with one of the landscape bowls – picture by Tony Bartholomew
Kate Jones of Gillies Jones Glass, with landscape bowls which will be seen in the Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.
Work by Yorkshire glassmakers Gillies Jones will be seen in a showcase celebrating the work of the UK’s leading craftmakers.
Rosedale glassmakers, Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones, are appearing in the exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, as alumni of the Crafted mentoring programme run by Walpole, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of the British luxury industry. They are showing five large pieces of glass, each decorated with a landscape inspired by their surroundings in the North York Moors National Park.
The showcase, which runs from Thursday to Saturday, is free of charge to visit and open to all.
Ms Jones said: “We’re delighted to be selected as part of this prestigious showcase of contemporary craft, showing our work alongside 30 makers across the disciplines in a unique cultural organisation: a place where art is made, exhibited and debated.”
The Crafted programme was founded four years ago to
protect and promote traditional skills that are often forgotten
and overlooked in an era of digital design and mass production.
Two of Sue Atkinson’s goats at Medds Farm. Sue and Kevin produce ethically reared organic lamb and pork, eggs and also goats’ milk. Call Sue on 01751 417619 for details.
Two Kids On The Hill
Stephen and Kate Gillies have made the front page of today’s (Saturday) Yorkshire Post. The article covers the preparation of some new designs for a forthcoming exhibition called ‘Inspired Landscapes’ running from 13 May to 17 July at the North York Moors Centre at Danby.