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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.


So typical of Rosedale – torrential rain overnight, then an overcast morning with traders and some horseboxes having to be towed into the ground, then glorious sunshine to finish off a most enjoyable day.

Finlay and Liam stone bashing on the junior masons' stand

A delicious selection - the Man Cakes on the left front!

Hot Hooves - the farrier demonstration

Pimping The Pullet - getting a young chicken ready for the Fur and Feather classes.

Janine Aldred with Rosedust Tiger Lily, The Champion Pony of the Show

Paul and Bill Metcalfe preparing their stock. Paul won his grandfather's trophy, The Ernest Metcalfe Cup, for the Best Swaledale In Show.

A great big vote of thanks to all those volunteers who worked so hard to help set up the showgrounds and then directed traffic, manned the gates and generally ensured another smooth running and highly successful show.

And another for those, many of them the same, who spent Sunday taking everything apart and storing it all for next year. As they toiled, they were treated to a flypast of the RAF’s Red Arrows  (sorry, no pics) – a day late, but never mind!

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