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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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Rosedale Flower Festival Preview Evening

A preview evening was held for the Flower Festival on Friday 14 September 2018 in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal. Close to a hundred people, visitors and locals, attended and enjoyed a very convivial event and were royally entertained by the Eskuleles ukelele band.

Father Bill Godfrey formally opening the Festival


The Eskuleles in full flow.
Enjoying the Craic!

Over £600 pounds was raised from donations and sales of Appeal related merchandise, an excellent effort by all involved. Thanks go to all who helped set up the the displays and who who contributed to the Appeal on the evening.

Please remember the church will be open to view the wonderful displays by local groups from 10.00am to 5.00pm each day through to Sunday 23 September, with the Harvest Service followed by a Bring-and-Share supper on Saturday 22 September starting at 6.00pm. All are very welcome to St Mary and St Lawrence Church.

Stairway To Heaven

Those of you passing by the church recently will have seen the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ fixed to the east wall which is intended to chart the upward progress of our Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal. As will be seen by the angel, the appeal has already reached the £15,000 mark – onwards and upwards!

David Hadddon Reece steadying the ladder as Trevor and Nick Dale fix the ‘Stairway’ to the wall. Photo by Lorraine Dale


A reminder that the Rosedale Flower Festival in aid of the Appeal starts this coming Saturday 15 September from 10.00 am and goes on each day until Sunday 23 September – entrance is free. Also there will be a Harvest Service at 6.00pm on Saturday 22 September followed by a Bring-and-Share supper. Again all are most welcome to come.

Rosedale Flower Festival – 15 to 23 September 2018

As part of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal, there will be a flower festival held in St Mary and St Lawrence Church from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September. Entry, which is free, will be from 10.00 am to 5pm each day.

There will be a Preview Evening in the church on Friday 14 September from 6.30pm – join us for a glass of wine and a chance to see the church in all its floral splendour.

On Saturday 22 September there will be a Harvest Service at 6.00pm followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ Supper.

All are welcome to these events. Over £90,000 is needed to make our church safe and secure for the future and you can help the appeal by making a donation while enjoying your visit to our beautifully decorated church.

Footie Result!

The Rosedale FC team played the Snainton Reserves team in the Beckett league at Rosedale Abbey on Saturday 1 September and won an evenly contested game 3-2 in the dying minutes of full time.

Rosedale (in black) starting another attack.

The next home game for out team is against Kirkdale on Saturday 15 September with a kick-off at 2.00pm. Please turn out to support our boys – good home support and our famous sloping pitch will help the team to victory!

Electric Fishing

A team from the Environment Agency were using electric probes to temporarily stun fish in the River Seven by the High Bridge so they could survey populations in the river. As a result the river appears to be in a healthy state as they found numerous brown troutlings and also lampreys.

Rosedale Church Tea Tent 18 August 2018 – Update

On Show Day, the church tea and cake tent made £2074 for church funds, with additional donations and sales of cards, calendars and roof slate sponsoring bringing in another £655 for the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal – a terrific result all round.

“I’ll have some of that, please.”

Congratulations to all the community volunteers who baked a seemingly endless supply of delicious cakes and helped to raise so much money for the church and our appeal.

 

Please note for your diaries, the Rosedale Flower Festival on 15 to 23 September, with the Harvest Service on Saturday 22 September at 6.00pm followed by a bring and share supper. More details here and on social media.

It’s Showtime 2018!

The annual Rosedale Show was held on the Milburn Field on Saturday 18 August with good crowds enjoying the displays and events in breezy, sunny weather. Some scenes from around the ground:

Some fatherly advice before the judging.

Never too young to start.

A perennial favourite – the heavy horses judging.

In contrast, the smallest horses on show.

“I’ll have some of that, please.” At the church tea tent.

” Of course, it’s got a six and a half inch cylinder!”

For Your Eyes Only – the music, that is!

Man and Dog

Dogs everywhere – in and out of the judging ring.

More dogs – at the start of one of the hound trail races.

“That’s the winner!” In the ‘Any Continental Steer’ Class

The show could not be run each year without the sterling efforts of  Sam Dring and her committee and all the volunteers who help put up and take down the showground, who man the gates and direct traffic – heartfelt thanks to them all.

Also, a reminder of the Rosedale Flower Festival in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal’ which will be in the church of St Mary and St Lawrence from 15 to 23 September with a Harvest Service and Supper at 6.00pm on Saturday 22 September – all are very much welcome.

Rosedale’s 2019 Calendar

Fourteen beautiful images in, around and about Rosedale

The very popular Rosedale calendar is available again. The 2019 calendar is on sale now in Abbey Stores, the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio, Graze on The Green and the Caravan Club shop for £10 per copy with envelope. The calendar will also be on sale in the Rosedale History Society tent (Row F 4) and in the church tea tent at Rosedale Show this coming Saturday.

This year there are five local people who have contributed photographs, so you can try and guess who’s is which image or images. And every pound raised goes towards the restoration of St Mary and St Lawrence Church.

These calendars are finished to a very high standard and are practical momentos of a year in the life of our dale and ideal for giving as gifts and Christmas presents. Last year we had to do a reprint as they proved to be so popular, so buy yours as soon a possible!

Rosedale Show Needs You! Showground Set-Up 14 August

This a call for volunteers to help set-up the show arena and rings – please gather at the Milburn Field on Tuesday 14 August at 6.00pm. Bring some work gloves, pliers/multitools and a joyous heart!

Show Ring In Action

Without volunteer help, the show could not be staged every year and so please make an effort to spare some time to help next Tuesday evening on the Milburn Field.

A splendid ageing oak tree

Its a month on and the old oak in Thorgill is still in full leaf and no doubt full of interesting creatures.  Only the moor in the background looks a bit parched with this prolonged gloriously hot summer.  Amazing after such a dry spell that trees can hang on to their leaves.  Deep roots is the answer.  A close up of the trunk just shows how trees can withstand serious weathering Updale Natural History Recorder

Old oak tree

 

 

A seriously aged trunk