The annual show (every August) is run by the Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society. This year will include Cattle, Goats, Heavy Horses, Ponies, jumping, local produce, Rabbits, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows and much more. More details to follow soon on the Rosedale Show’s website.
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.
As today, Sunday 2 December, was the last tea and chat meeting of the Society for 2018, the members presented Carol Cockerill and Margaret Truran with early Christmas presents in grateful thanks for the delicious tea and cakes they provide for the meetings throughout the year and which are such a well known feature of these events!
The next regular meeting of the Society will be on Sunday 6 January, from 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Updale Reading Room – all are most welcome and in the meantime a very Happy Christmas and a stimulating New Year to everyone.
A 1913 Chalmers on Chimney Bank, competing in the Flying Scotsman Rally, 13 March 2010
The Rosedale History Society presents an illustrated talk entitled “Rosedale Hill Climbs – Endeavour and Crowds 100 Years Ago” on the subject of the then nationally famous Rosedale Chimney Bank hill climbs, to be given by Paul Hayward, a local motor historian, in the History Room at the White Horse Farm Inn on Friday 26 April 2013 at 8.00 pm.
On Monday 11 June, the Rosedale Art Group and History Society combined for a private tour of Fairfax House and the exhibition of Views Of York – 1610 to the Present Day and which is on until 31 August. The exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the granting of York’s first charter by King John.
The tour of the fascinating Georgian town house, described as the finest of its type in England, was conducted by the Director of the York Civic Trust, Peter Brown, who wove an informative and amusing tale of the history for the building, concluding with the exhibition of pictures of York on loan from the British Museum, British Library, the York Art Gallery and from private individuals.
The Rosedale visitors enjoying some pink champagne at the end of the tour.
Anyone interested in the the history and development of the county’s ‘capital city’ should visit Fairfax House which is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and 12.30 to 4 pm on Sundays throughout the summer. There are guided tours at 11 am and 2pm, with no booking required. For more details go to www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk
Paul Metcalfe was joined by a team of volunteers, members of the Rosedale History Society and Claire Shields from the NYMNP to dig out the old pond by the side of the road beside the farm.
The team hard at work clearing and recording the site
The diggers efforts were overseen by the archaeologist Shaun Richardson. The intention was to clear out the overgrown pond and discover if any artefacts were recoverable, prior to the stone walling expert, John Randall from Westerdale, rebuilding the pond walls over the next few weeks.
The site later in the afternoon, showing the progress achieved
UPDATE: the pond as at 5 June, showing the liner and progress on the walls:
The pond now filling with water
A new leat under construction
Update 2: the pond as at 23 June, with the back wall now under construction and the pond filling up nicely.