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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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Super Mobile Library Visits 2017

The excellent Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale on Mondays throughout the year between 5 and 7pm, located by Abbey Stores and provides the opportunity for us to choose from a wide and varied selection of books as well as providing access to fast (up to 20 Mbs) broad band, so you or the kids can browse, download or upload at about ten times the speeds currently available here. The dates for the rest of the year are (all Mondays): 31 July, no visits in August, then 11 and 25 September, 9 and 23 October, 6 and 20 November and finally 4 and 18 December. Please note these dates in your diaries and use this great community asset because, as ever, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!

If you want to contact NYCC about any aspects of the service, call on 01609 533811 0r 01609 533829, or e-mail libraries@northyorks.gov.uk

The fascination of a swarm of honey bees

Becky Hebron has had a swarm of honey bees in a hawthorn tree alongside her chicken huts for a few days and it was safely recovered by our Rosedale beekeepers Sheila Gray and Pete Widlinski. It is getting late in the season for honey bees to swarm but obviously the queen was ready to move on and thousands of the worker bees duly followed. Wherever the queen lands to rest the workers gather around her forming a clump. Meanwhile scout bees are sent out to find a suitable place for the new colony to live. This swarm could be upwards of 10,000 bees.

Pete and Sheila had fixed sticks in the bottom of a cardboard box to which the bees could attach themselves as they had done in the tree. Suits donned and with great expertise the pair encouraged the honey bees in to the box which was then turned upside down and left on the ground close by for a few hours so that any loose bees could join the swarm through small gaps. The bees will then be introduced to a new hive. Grateful thanks to Becky, Sheila and Pete. Updale Natural History Recorder

Swarm of honey bees

Carefully does it

The bees are in the box

The Dale-Sanderson Wedding – 8 July 2107

Lyndsey Dale and Matthew Sanderson were married on a gloriously sunny Saturday 8 July in St Mary and St Laurence Church with Father Bill Godfrey officiating. The event had a farming theme with the groom’s party arriving in tractors and the groom, ushers and pages dressed very smartly in tweed and denim!

Ready for the Service

The Groom’s Party

The Vows

Cutting the Gate Ties – with a blunt knife!

The Groom’s party depart for the reception at Dunn Carr.

Best wishes to the happy couple from all in Rosedale.

Birthday Party – 19 July 2017

Nicola Johnson – headmistress of many years for Rosedale School is retiring this term.  Everyone is invited to her leaving tea party on 19th July 2.00pm in school.  Anyone who would like to contribute to a leaving present please drop it into the school and any plates of sweet or savoury food would be much appreciated on the day.  Thank you all and RSVP to 01751 417278

Great spotted woodpecker

Great spotted woodpeckers are sometimes seen on peanut feeders. However, at this time of year they may bring their young which is a real treat. The adult will take peanuts to a juvenile close by. The juvenile has a red crown and greyish breast and belly. Grateful thanks to a local resident for these stunning photos.  Updale Natural History Recorder

Juvenile great spotted woodpecker waiting to be fed by male adult

Female great spotted woodpecker

Invitation – Andy Goldsworthy – Hanging Stones Project

The David Ross Foundation invites you to Westerdale Village Hall for a public talk by internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy.  

A chance to hear the artist speak about his wider practice and his ‘Hanging Stones’ project in Northdale Valley, North Yorkshire Moors.

Thursday 6th July


Westerdale Village Hall, Whitby YO21 2DT

All welcome, seating available on a first come first served basis

The Tree House

The Burnt Tree

The Ochre or Okker Wall

Rosedale Walking Festival 24-25 June 2017

The festival was blessed by the weather gods and so the number of walkers was slightly up on last year, in spite of there being fewer walks in the programme. Over 80 walkers took part, aged from six to well over sixty, with most of them from outside the dale. Some images from the weekend:

Setting off into Northdale in search of art.

History walkers up at East Mines

Nordic walkers stride out for Updale

The Jammy Dodgers, aka Tea Shop Walkers at Abbey Tea Rooms.

Heartfelt thanks to all who organised this excellent weekend and to the walk leaders for making such a success of it.