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.
A number of events around the dale are taking place to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Most of the events are in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and you can contribute directly during the week at the events or by BACS payment to Save Rosedale Abbey Church, account no 35397892, sort code 05-05-70 at Virgin Money.
Some images from the celebrations in the dale are below:
The excellent concert on 9 June in the church was a fitting finale to a very successful Platinum Jubilee week in Rosedale. Congratulations and thanks to all who organised the many events and to all the volunteers who helped run them so well. Many visitors commented on on the bright and friendly atmosphere in the village throughout the period and Rosedale can be proud of its tribute to HM The Queen and its efforts in raising much needed funds for the church’s restoration. The Church Treasurer is now drawing breath and will publish the financial results shortly. Remember, you can continue giving at any time to this vital effort, either in the boxes in the church itself or by BACS to Save Rosedale Abbey Church at Virgin Money account number 35397892, sort code 05-05-70
Afternote: the final amount for the church appeal raised after costs is a magnificent £4,530! Again, well done to all involved.
‘Royal’ Scarecrows displayed in gardens etc by the weekend of May 28th/29th – See posters around the area.
Bunting decorations around the village and outlying areas. Decorate your windows, gardens, fences.
Thursday 2nd June. Milk Street to be blocked off for safety whilst activities take place centred in the Turret Field.
2 pm Meet in the village Turret Field (in fancy dress if you want) with Union Jacks
Sing the National Anthem
Design a Crown activity
Victoria sponge competition (Recipe from the Bero book made from two cakes). Entries by 2:30pm. Judged at 3pm.
Photo Booth style frame
Teas and Cakes stall. Manned by the WI ladies, but donations of cakes very welcome.
9:45pm Beacon lit on Chimney Bank (Beacons lit all over the country). Watch from a vantage point – on the Rigg Road – by the cattle grid on Heygate Bank or wherever you can see. Celebrate!!! Bells to be rung to herald the event.
Friday 3rd June
5pm Cricket Match on the Milburn field. Updale v village. Teams to be organised.
BBQ at the Coach House afterwards plus music night.
Sunday 5th June 2pm on the Milburn field
Picnic (Bring your own)
Sports to start at 3pm
Awards given out after the Tug of War
Art and Craft displays in the church throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. Please see their posters for details.
‘Where are you today’ Community Record Project. Leaflet handed out to all residents. Date for completion 20th May. PLEASE TRY TO DO THIS AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS SO WE HAVE A RECORD TO KEEP.
Some twenty five people from around the dale attended a simple, socially distanced Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard on Sunday 8 November 2020.
After prayers, the names of Rosedale’s Fallen in the Great War, the Second World War and the Korean War were read out, The Last Post and Reveille were sounded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Church, the Parish Council and The Women’s Institute.
As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of Rosedale’s Women’s Institute, Dr Richard Smith, of Smith Watkins of Sheriff Hutton, gave an illustrated talk in the Updale Reading Room on Monday evening on the history of the ceremonial trumpet, how his firm makes them and how they are played at State ceremonial occasions.
Some forty members from Rosedale and neighbouring Women’s Institute branches thoroughly enjoyed Richard Smith’s fascinating and amusing presentation and the lively question and answer session that followed.
And thanks, of course, to all who contributed to the delicious supper afterwards.
A craft fair and the Women’s Institute Coffee Morning will be held at the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, on Saturday 4 November starting at 10.00am. On display and for sale will be hand-made, high quality local crafts including jewellery, Christmas cards, calendars, gifts and decorations, cushions, turned wood and much more.
Raffle prizes and cake donations will be very welcome.
So come along, enjoy a cup of coffee, the raffle and cake sale and support our local WI, then browse at the craft fair for those special Christmas gifts.
Over twenty members of the Updale WI gathered for an open meeting in the Reading Room to hear a talk by Iain Kelly, the House and Collections Manager for the National Trust and based at Nunnington Hall. Iain outlined the changing attitudes in the NT to conservation, using examples from Nunnington and other properties in the North. He ended with a fascinating description of the conservation and cleaning of the tapestries in Nunnington, which included them having to be sent to the Continent for specialist cleaning before being returned to the National Trust’s textile conservation studios in Norfolk.
Iain Kelly from the National Trust
The WI in Rosedale have an extensive programme of similar talks and events throughout the year and those interested in joining should contact Lorrie Westwood on 01751 417120
In spite of near horizontal sleet, the good people of the dale turned out to in good numbers to support a craft fair and coffee morning in aid of the Updale Women’s Institute. A total of £265 was raised through the sale of cakes, a raffle and donations. The WI would like to thanks Howard and Daphne and the staff of the Coach house and all who donated to this good cause.
The Centenary of the outbreak of W.W.I was marked with a Remembrance Day service and laying of wreaths on behalf of the benefice and the community. The church was full of people from all five churches.
Pic shows Rosedale & Hartoft W.I. with the Vicar, Michael Sinclair.