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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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Santa Visits Rosedale – 3 December 2018

As forecast earlier, Father Christmas was able to include Rosedale in his very busy schedule and so he came to the village on a cold but clear eveing to meet the boys and girls gathered by the school gates.

Lollipop Lass

Tough Negotiations!

Thanks as ever to the Ryedale Lions for bringing Santa to the village and for their stirling work in collecting for local good causes and charities.

Rosedale History Society Presentation – 2 December 2018

As today, Sunday 2 December, was the last tea and chat meeting of the Society for 2018, the members presented Carol Cockerill and Margaret Truran with early Christmas presents in grateful thanks for the delicious tea and cakes they provide for the meetings throughout the year and which are such a well known feature of these events!

Carol and Margaret with Janet Dring (Chair) and Linda Chambers (Secretary)

The next regular meeting of the Society will be on Sunday 6 January, from 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Updale Reading Room – all are most welcome and in the meantime a very Happy Christmas and a stimulating New Year to everyone.

Rosedale Coffee Morning – 1 December 2018

The coffee morning held on a cold, wet morning at the Coach House Inn, courtesy of Dave Oakey, in aid of the Rosedale Community Fund and the Parkinson’s Society raised £226.

Busy selling tickets

Thanks as always to Dave and his team at the Coach House and to Carol, Janet and Margaret for organising the raffle.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 5 January 2019 – more details later. In the meantime a very Happy Christmas to all our readers.

Father Christmas in Rosedale – 3 December 2018

Father Christmas will be taking time out of his frantically busy schedule to visit Rosedale this Christmastide and give out presents to the children of the dale on Monday 3 December anytime after 4.30pm.

Father Christmas visits in  2017

We expect his sleigh to land in the Community School at around 4.40, but one of his elves will no doubt tell us if the timings change in the meantime.

Looking forward to seeing all you boys and girls then – ho, ho, ho!

Rosedale Christmas Auction – 24 November 2018

The very popular auction in aid of the Updale Reading Room was held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday evening. As usual, the event was packed out and became livelier and the bidding more extravagant as the night went on! The magnificent sum of £2010 was raised, the most this event has ever achieved.

The Coach House Inn

Some of the generously donated lots for the auction

Dave Seller in full flow !

The organisers would like to express heartfelt thanks to Sue Foster for all her work in helping set the event up in what was a very trying time for her. Also thanks to Dave Oakey and his great team at the Coach House and to Dave Seller, Lori Westwood, Ena Dent and Trevor and Lorraine Dale for running the auction. And, of course, to all those who donated lots for the auction and who gave so freely in bidding for them.

The standard has been set high this year, so the challenge is to do even better in 2019!

Carols On The Green – 22 December 2018

The now customary singing of carols, quaffing mulled cider and munching on mince pies in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will take place on the village green from 6.30pm on Saturday 22 December.

Oh, Come all Ye Faithful! – in 2017

Please note the event for your diaries and pass the time and date around your friends. This is an important charity for us here in the dale and the Air Ambulance needs our best support.

CHRISTMAS AUCTION – 24 NOVEMBER 2018

The famous Rosedale Christmas Auction in aid of the Updale Reading Room/Village Hall will be held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 24 November 2018 starting at 8.30pm sharp. The Coach House will be open for donations of auction items from 6.00pm.

Bidding well under way at the 2017 auction

All are very welcome to join us on this fun evening, when you can top up on your Christmas presents and contribute to local charitable causes by competing to pay outrageous prices for bottles of pickled onions, for example!

Rosedale War Memorial

The War Memorial in Rosedale Abbey’s churchyard has been cleaned for the first time in decades and work is underway to re-paint the names of all those commemorated on the plinth who died in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

Shirley Drew and Linda Chambers at work on the lettering

Short biographies of all those who fell in the Great War are on display in the church, especially poignant this year as Remembrance Sunday coincides with the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Details of local commemorations will be published shortly.

Churchyard Strim and Rake – 5 October 2018

It’s that time again – time to cut and rake the conservation area in the Rosedale Abbey churchyard. A team of volunteers from the National Park will come on Friday 5 October at around 10.00 am to cut and rake the conservation area, but local volunteers, with any strimmers, rakes etc, would be very welcome. As an incentive, refreshments will be provided!

The NYMNP and local volunteers at work in 2016.

If you can spare an hour or so, please come along on Friday – no need to book! This will be the last time that the NYMNP volunteers will be cutting the conservation area and from 2019 onwards it will be purely a local task.

The Ascending Angel

The Angel on the Celestial Ladder on the side of St Mary and St Lawrence Church has been moved up a notch as a result of the outstanding £5000 raised at the the recent Flower Festival.

The Angel as at 24 September 2018

and as at 27 September

The fund raising effort continues as can be seen from the height of the ladder. Cards, notebooks and the Rosedale 2019 Calendar are available from the Abbey Stores, Graze on The Green tearooms, the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass and the Caravan Club site shop. Also keep a look out on this site and on social media for further news about fundraising events for this vitally important cause.