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.
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.
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
A view of our church that has not been seen in decades, now that elders, hollies and brambles have been cleared.
The newly visible East End of St Mary and St Lawrence Church (note the proper spelling of Lawrence!)
Work on the appeal to raise funds for the vitally need church repairs continues. Cards and notebooks are on sale in Abbey Stores and Graze on The Green and the new Rosedale calendar for 2019 will be available shortly in the tea shops, but also in the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio and from the Rosedale History Society tent and the Church tea tent at Rosedale Show on 18 August.
Please also note the dates of the forthcoming Rosedale Flower Festival to be held in the Church from 15 to 23 September, with a Harvest Service on 22 September at 6pm followed by a bring-and-share supper. More details to follow shortly
The excellent Supermobile Library will be visiting Rosedale 0n (all days Mondays from 5.00pm to 7.00pm) 13 August , 10 and 24 September , 8 and 22 October, 5 and 19 November and 3 and 17 December .
The Super Mobile Library vehicle parked by its usual spot at Abbey Stores
Not only is there a wide selection of books, fiction, factual and reference but also good wi-fi reception and we all know how important that is here!
If you haven’t tried it before, look in this coming 13 August evening and see for yourselves what a good facility this is. Remember too, that if we don’t use it we’ll lose it.
Representatives of LEACH, the Huddersfield based graphics consultants met with Linda Chambers, Land of Iron Steering Group member and Elspeth Ingleby from the Land of Iron project team in Rosedale Abbey on Tuesday 24 July to discuss progress on the designs and placement of information panels forming the Rosedale Hub.
Barry, Elspeth, Adam and Linda discussing the Hub plans at Abbey Stores
The History Society has now been tasked with providing detailed information on Rosedale’s industrial heritage sites for inclusion on the displays around the dale. Currently, it is hoped that these will be in place by next Spring to greatly improve visitor information and updates on progress will be given here.
These stunningly beautiful butterflies are now emerging on the wing in mid-late July. They live for up to 11 months and new adults emerge at this time of year so are at their best. Buddleia flowers are just coming out which attract peacocks to our gardens Updale Natural History Recorder
Thrilled to find white-letter hairstreak butterfly here in Rosedale. It is on the wing in July but not widely recorded here in the National Park. It is a small butterfly and always rests with its wings closed showing the white hairline across its underside. It has a white W towards the bottom tip of the hindwings which is not easily seen and orange marks along the bottom edge near the wing-tail. They spend their time in the tops of trees and can be found on elm but more commonly now on wych elm. They feed on aphid honeydew found on the leaves.
The best way to spot them is find a wych elm in a sunny but sheltered position and watch the canopy. Eventually the small butterfly will flit about and land often from where it launched. It is then easy to watch the butterfly through binoculars or photograph. This white-letter hairstreak was seen on the wych elms at the junction of Daleside road and Knott road at Rosedale East. It helps to have this glorious weather Updale Natural History Recorder
White-letter hairstreak at rest
White-letter hairstreak at near-by Hutton Common in 2014
The coffee morning held on Saturday 7 July 2018 at the Coach House Inn in aid of the church repair appeal raised over £400 thanks to the outstanding generosity of all who attended. Then, after counting the bucket of change left by Simon and Nicola, the total came to a staggering £554.86!
Helping to save Rosedale Abbey’s church.
As usual, the organisers are very grateful to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for laying on the coffee and biscuits, to Margaret, Carol and Janet for their customary efficiency in setting up the raffle and to all who contributed and bought cakes in the sale.
There will be a number of other events in support of the church appeal this year so please keep your eyes on this site and social media for more information and news.
This old oak tree in Thorgill is in full leaf and host to hundreds of living creatures. It is older than all of us in the dale. Pictured here at the end of June against a backdrop of the moor. Each month it will appear here showing the seasonal changes of our landscape Updale Natural History Recorder
Old oak tree