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ROSEDALE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1-9 JUNE 22

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 Rev David Haddon-Reece opening the week of events and celebrations – I June 2022
The Opening Concert, with the Dalesmen Singers – 1 June
Crafting in the Church with Jo Tomlin – 2 June
Singing The National Anthem – 2 June
John Lane at the spinning wheel, 2 June
Happy Souvenir! 2 June 2022
The Tea Tent with a very colourful spread on show!
Sue Turner, winner of the Victoria Sponge competition, 2 June .
Clare Haynes leading the Moorland Voices choir on Thursday 2 June
Thursday 2 June, late evening and waiting expectantly on Bank Top for the Jubilee Beacon to be lit …
… and Ignition! Thanks to the great design and engineering skills of Anthony Davies and Richard Dent.
The Beacon Crew – Anthony Davies (electrics), Richard Dent (metalwork) and Harry Wilson (rigging)
Arts and Crafts Festival – 3 June 2022
Arts and Crafts leaf printing workshop, led by Linda Blackburne – 3 June
Demonstrating spinning yarn on a hand reel, 3 June.
The Moorland Voices choir performing again on Friday
Richard Haynes from the Moorland Voices explains the workings of the hurdy-gurdy to some visitors – Friday 3 June
Unusual Cricket Pitch Markings!
The Updale versus Downdale Cricket Teams – 3 June 2022
Cricketing Action, 3 June – an Updale batsman gets a hit and it is believed that Downdale were the eventual winners!
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Button Making Class
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Linda Chambers and Lorraine Dale’s Jewellery Workshop
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The Bar Team – Anne Brown, Margaret Bradbury and Jen Black – with some thirsty customers
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – margherita, meat feast, pepperoni or mediterranean?
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The charity cake stall for the sweeter toothed!
Arts and Crafts, 5 June – Crocheting
Jubilee 22, 5 June – Picnic and Sports,
The Dean Parker family with Julie Alderson
More hardy picnickers
The Mitchells enjoying the drizzle!
The rain made the ground slippery for some!
Sack Race Levitation
Parental assistance in the Egg and Spoon Race!
The Finale to The Sports Events – Sam Raw umpires the Tug-of-War
Cheers! Arts and Crafts Festival Committee with some volunteers celebrating a job well done
Arts and Crafts Festival Concert 9 June – John Lane and Richard Haynes providing some soothing West Coast jazz
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Trevor Dale helping out with the raffle
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Ross McWhirter raising the volume levels!

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.

THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE PROGRAMME 2-5 JUNE 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Timetable of Events

‘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.
  • Face Painting
  • Treasure Hunt
  • 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.

Her Majesty’s Arrival – winner of the scarecrow competition in 2016!

Rosedale Remembrance 2020

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.

Charlotte Tomlin sounding the Last Post

The Queen’s Trumpet Maker – 14 October 2019

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.

Lorrie Westwood introducing Richard and Debbie Smith.
A practical, and loud, demonstration from Dr Smith!

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.

Rosedale Women’s Institute 80th Anniversary Tea

The Rosedale branch of the Women’s Institute celebrated its 80 anniversary – it was formed on 6 July 1939 – with a guest tea in the Updale Reading Room on Monday 10 June 2019.

Lorrie Westwood, Chair, welcoming over 40 members and guests to the tea.
The anniversary cake with the embroidered table cloth and memorabilia.
What the rest of us were missing out on!

Craft Fair and WI Coffee Morning – Saturday 4 November 2017

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.

Updale Women’s Institute Meeting 11 September 2017

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

Rosedale WI Coffee Morning – 5 November 2016

There was an excellent turnout for the coffee morning in aid of the Rosedale Women Institute, the result of which £315 was raised for the branch.

The Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair

Thanks as always to Dave Oakey and the good folks at the Coach House Inn and to Margaret, Carol and Janet for organising the raffle and to those who contributed prizes.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 3 December from 10.00 to 12.00 – more details to follow.

Rosedale Craft Fair and Coffee Morning

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.Craft Fair 2015 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.