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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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Lazy days with butterflies

Some nice butterflies on the wing to look out for on sunny lazy days here in Rosedale:

Wall butterfly, with its bright eye-spots on gleaming gold upperwings favour dry unfertilised grassland with places to bask in the sun like bare patches of ground or stone walls.  They rest with wings open.  A few along the bridleway north of Thorgill.
Small heath butterfly rests with its wings closed, but showing its gleaming eye-spot on the forewing for a while before tucking it completely down behind the hindwing exposing just the grey undersurface.  Can be seen on the grass track of the old railway line and on short grassland alongside.
Small copper butterfly very much reflects its name – small and copper coloured with black markings.  It is hyperactive and is generally flitting about.  It is often seen on Sheep sorrel which is its main food plant found on the moor and on grassland on the edge of the moor Updale Natural History Recorder

Wall

Small heath

Small copper

Andy Goldsworthy Talk – 13 June 2018

The world renowned artist, Andy Goldsworthy, gave a talk last evening to an audience of over 50 locals and visitors in the Reading Room on his art installations in Northdale.

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy started with a fascinating resume of some of his works around the world and in Britain, before going into detail on the current installations in Northdale. Two have been completed, the Red Wall near West Northdale Farm and the Fireplace north of Northdale Farm, with two more under way at Job’s Well and in Hangingstone House. He hopes to gain permission to undertake a few more such works with all of them to be connected by a pathway. The whole projected is being funded by the David Ross Foundation, whose Artistic Director, Sophie Clark was present at the talk.

Thanks to the Barraclough family for the use of their field for parking and the the Rosedale History Society for sponsoring the event and providing refreshments

The Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft

There have been lots of rumours flying around about the Blacksmiths at Hartoft. The situation is that Paul and Scott McNicoll-Cheong have taken out a lease on the property and have started the refurbishment process,  concentrating of sorting out the rooms and recruiting staff, with the intention of starting trading again in mid to late July this year. They intend to run it as a country inn with high quality, locally sourced food and comfortable high grade rooms.

Paul has 20 years experience over a broad spectrum of the hospitality industry and Scott currently runs a hair salon in Glasgow. Initially, Paul will remain on site overseeing the sorting-out of the inn while Scott stays in Glasgow with their two children, aged three and seven, until the end of the school term. Then he will move to Hartoft and the two youngsters will be enrolled in the Rosedale Community School. More detail will be published here as it comes in.

It is good to see the Blacksmiths back on the road to recovery and we wish Paul and Scott the very best in their endeavours.

David Ross Foundation Visit – 5 June 2018

David Ross and trustees of his foundation visited Rosedale on Tuesday 5 June 2018 to observe progress on the Land of Iron project, to which the Foundation has contributed £300,000. They were briefed in the Reading Room by Tom Mutton, the project manager, before heading out to East Mines on bicycles to see the work that has been done already and to meet volunteers on task on the line.

David Ross and Foundation trustees with members of the project team.

The intrepid band of cyclists head off to East Mines.

Just a reminder that the famous artist, Andy Goldsworthy, will be giving a talk on the art works he has been creating in Northdale, in the Updale Reading Room on Wednesday 13 June starting at 7.00pm

British Heart Foundation Coffee Morning – 2 June 2018

The coffee morning in aid of the BHF raised over £330, so many thanks to all who donated/bought raffle prizes, coffee monies and cakes and to The Coach House team for the support as always.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 July from 10.00 to 12.00 am and will be in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church appeal. We have to raise over £80,000 to save the church for all who live in the dale, so please come along and support this very important local cause.

Stalls On The Green – Monday 28 May 2018

SAVE ROSEDALE CHURCH

Selling like Hot Cakes on a very hot day!                                          Photo by Lorraine Dale

The stalls on the green on the Whit Bank Holiday Monday are an old village tradition in Rosedale – this year they ranged from cakes, bric-a-brac, tombola and even worm juice!

Very many thanks to all who helped throughout the day and to those who donated items for sale. The result was the magnificent sum of £728.00 being raised towards the church roof repair appeal.

Another Bad Move

Parts of a second series of the comedy soap opera ‘Bad Move’ are being filmed in the village on Wednesday 16 May. Principally, the action will concern a village parade, hence the straw sheaves on the school railings, the bunting and other items on the village green. The location managers ask that locals do not stand around and watch the proceedings and to avoid parking in the indicated areas.

Getting ready for the village fete (not the real one

The transmission dates are not yet known , but will be passed on here when the production people have decided on them.

Green hairstreak butterfly on the wing

These beautiful small butterflies are on the wing and in small colonies on the moor here in Rosedale.  They are found on bilberry in a sunny spot with a bit of shelter from the breeze.  Males are very territorial and perch on a prominent branch awaiting passing females.  If disturbed they often return and settle on the same spot after a few frantic circuits.  However, they can be hard to spot as they are well camouflaged against the green leaves of bilberry.  Updale Natural History Recorder

Green hairstreak butterfly

Riding For The Disabled Coffee Morning – 5 May 18

The coffee morning in aid of the Riding For The Disabled  raised the excellent sum of £300 for this very deserving charity.

Enjoying the company and waiting for the raffle!

Thanks again to all who contributed prizes to the raffle and those who bought tickets and cakes, and to Ali at the Coach House for helping the event run so smoothly.

The next coffee morning will be in support of The British Heart foundation and will be on Saturday 2 June from 10.00 to 12.00 am.

Please come along and support this worthy cause.