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From Judith …..

Time … bears all its sons and daughters away..

I have lost several good friends over the last few weeks.

Those of you on this list because of Craven Conservation Group or
because of Churches Together in Settle will also be sorry to lose
them too.

Two weeks ago Jan Canaway died (Her husband Mike Canaway does a lot for Craven
Conservation Group) I went to the funeral (a week yesterday) at Giggleswick. Although the
snow was on the ground in the churchyard, it made the place  look bright, and
the birds were singing.

The next day I went to Hannah Brindle’s funeral held at Chatburn at the
chapel near the Care Home she has been living at for the last year,
and where she had celebrated her 101st birthday. Hannah had celebrated her
100th birthday at Settle Methodist Church and she and Rex had lived in
Settle for many years. I was pleased to meet an old lady called Monagh
– a newish resident at the Care Home who had become a friend of Hannah
(I have the words on file of the eulogy and service if anyone would
like me to send them)

Some of you will know Johnny Walker of Giggleswick school who died
aged 44.- I did not know him but I know his wife who taught me
Aquarobics at Settle Pool, and my thoughts go to her.

Last year CCG lost two members, Stuart Farrar of Langcliffe and Peter Carus of Burton in

Today (Friday 1st) I am going to Pat Ellison’s funeral. Pat used to
be Secretary for Churches Together in Settle, and worked faithfully,
writing up minutes and cheerfully supporting events. She moved to a Care Home
at Ben Rhydding over two years ago. Richard Pike and I went to visit
her  two years ago.

I learned that Clarice Howorth (nee Garnett) died on Wednesday.
I had been to see her just before Christmas at Anley Hall and enjoyed
talking to her about Ghanaian music. She was headmistress of Welsley
Girls High School in Accra- a prestigious school in Ghana.
See’_High_School for a
mention of Clarice (and Barbara Bowman ).

Clarice designed the logo for Craven Conservation Group. (It includes
a lapwing.) She wrote an article about Hesley Moss for CCG Newsletter
Number 5 – Dec 1984 magazine which I copy and paste here (along with
some other souvenirs of Clarice and Hesley Moss)- I suspect that some of the
birch saplings that we missed pulling out then are big trees now. She did
much work encouraging Rathmell Parish Council to look after Hesley Moss
(which is now an SSSI)

For many many years she was the main stay of “One World Week” in Settle,
sending off for the material, and organising events. We don’t do much
for One World Week now, but we would have stopped a lot earlier if it
had not been for Clarice.   She contributed when we had a “Justice
Peace and Integrity of Creation” Group in Settle.

She used to tell me how she had relations who used to farm the land
that is now covered by the plantation above Stocks Reservoir.

But she was also right into the 21st Century – she and Roland has
solar panels put on their roof on the Mill at
Rathmell. And she bought a computer so she could keep in touch with
people here and in Ghana and send emails and print photos.

People in Rathmell and Settle, Quakers and Methodists and her friends
in Ghana and many others will miss her and are pleased to have known




Well, I watched the Settle Water Tower “Restoration Man” part 2 (Hello
Ruth Evans and Robin Corbett… I saw you!!.. and Mark and Pat.)
You’ll be able to watch it here on Catch-up soon

I spent much of yesterday evening making paper models of some of the
mosses we will see on the “Beginners Mosses” Morning I am running at
Giggleswick Churchyard on Saturday starting at 10am .. I have 14
people booked!!! (plus 2 maybes) ..

I’ll just do a week’s worth of events and leave the rest till
later:  (So that gives you chance to send one or two more in)

1. Sat 2 Feb – 10am Mosses of Giggleswick Churchyard Workshop
2. Sat 2 Feb – Today is World Wetlands Day –
3. Sun 3 Feb 4pm – 5pm – Informal Cafe style Service at St John’s Church Hall
4. Mon 4 Feb – English Country Dancing at Langcliffe Inst 7.30pm
5. Tue 5 Feb – Coffee Morning at St John’s in Aid of Toilet Twinning
5. Fri 8 Feb – Talk by Tony Hennigan  7:30pm  Richard Whitely Theatre

Wendy Holt would still be interested in hearing of offers for people to
take part in the Settle Passion Play on good Friday – phone 841068 if
you are interested.

Best wishes from Judith

P.S. One of the activities we are going to have at the Fair-Trade Social on
2 March, for Fair Trade fortnight,  is a “Best Hat” competition/ Mad
Hatters Tea party game –  We are asking you all who live near Settle
to save old clean wrappers  from Fair-Trade goods to give to us for
making hats.

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