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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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The Barraclough Gillings Wedding – 18 June 2022

Jade Barraclough, the daughter of Chris and Maggie Barraclough, of Dalehead Farm, Rosedale East, was married on Saturday 18 June to Richard Gillings in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, with Rev Christine Haddon-Reece officiating.

Richard and Jade leaving the Church with a Pitchfork Guard of Honour!
The traditional untying of the church gate
Off to the Reception at Dalehead Farm!

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a happy future together to Jade and Richard from all in the dale.

Photos by Linda Chambers

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.

ROSEDALE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL AND CONCERTS – 1 TO 9 JUNE 2022

A quick summary of events over the Jubilee period as a reminder:

ROSEDALE ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL AND CONCERTS at Rosedale Abbey church in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church appeal.

Wednesday June 1, 7pm, Festival Launch with concert by The Dalesmen Singers.  £10 at the door.  Refreshments.

Thursday – Sunday June 2-5, 10.00 – 4.00, Art & Craft workers selling a wide range of hand-made quality pieces, workshops and displays. Free entry.  Workshops can be pre-booked.  See further details on facebook, twitter and www.rosedaleabbey.com

Thursday 2 June 9.45pm – Beacon Lighting on Chimney Bank

Thursday June 9, 7.00pm Concert with jazz musicians John Lane and Richard Haynes, and professional singer and guitarist, Ross McWhirter.  £10 at the door.  Refreshments.

ROSEDALE HISTORY MEETING on Sunday 5 June, 2.00-4.00 at Updale Reading Room village hall.  Our informal, quarterly meetings are open to all for research and discussion.  Our large archive covers both social and industrial heritage with photographs, documents and maps.   Internet access provided.  Refreshments available.  Contact rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk  with any enquiries.

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 HISTORY SOCIETY MEETINGS 2022

The first of our now quarterly Tea, Chat & History meetings takes place in early March.  Please make a note of the dates for 2022: 6 March, 5 June, 4 September and 4 December. 

These informal meetings are between 2.00 – 4.00pm. on Sunday afternoons at the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale.  The archive will be available to browse and research, and we look forward to welcoming our regulars as well as new visitors. 

Any regulations due to the ongoing Covid situation will, of course, be observed.  Please contact rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk for further information.