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Judiths Journal – Events and More ….

I have written about the mosses at the end.

Here are blog posts with pictures I made for
1. Clarice Howorth’s Funeral (and the 80 Ghanaians who came to snowy
Rathmell for it):
2. Report of The Giggleswick Mosses Day:

I’ve just been watching yesterday’s (Monday’s)  channel 4 programme
“Wild things” (involves Plantlife)
Two CCG (and Upper Wharfedale Field Society) members (AND participants
of the Giggleswick Mosses Workshop) appeared briefly sipping tea in
this programme which featured  the Yorkshire Dales
If you did watch the programme then See Trevor Dines article about it
It also featured Xanthoria parietina – the orange yellow lichen
(bird perch lichen) which is increasing due to nitrogen oxides in the


1. 20-23 Feb:- Ripon’s Annual Save the Children’s SALE – – BARGAINS!!
2. Wed 20 Feb Lent Study Talk: Hospitality. St Alkelda’s 7.30pm
3. Thu 21 Feb Scottish Dancing: Settle Methodist Church Hall 7.30pm

4. Thur 21 Feb ‘Young Rangers’ tree planting -side of Ingleborough
5. 23 Feb – 10 March Fair Trade Fortnight:
6. Sat 23 Feb – Beginners Mosses Workshop- Ingleton Church 10am

7. Sun 24 Feb: Messy Church – St John’s Church Hall. 3.30pm
8. Mon 25 Feb: English Country Dancing – Langcliffe Inst. 7.30pm
9. Mon 25 Feb:- Craven Speakers Club 7.45pm,  Skipton

10. Visit Settle Every Tuesday for:–
Coffee at St John’s Methodist Church- 10-12
Coffee and Traidcraft goods at Settle Friends 10-12
Coffee, followed by LENTEN LUNCHES at Settle Parish Church till 2pm

11. Wed 27 Feb: Settle Gardening Club – Andrew Lay – 2pm Townhead Court
12. Wed Feb 27: LENT COURSE: Generosity (St John’s, Settle)7.15 for 7.30pm
13. Fri 1 March: Women’s World Day of Prayer – Friends Meeting House

14. Sat 2nd March: Fair Trade Fortnight Games Party Evening Social and
Fair Trade Tasting Evening – St John’s Church Hall, Settle 5pm-8pm
15. 8-9 March – Austwick Community Players: Roman Theme

* * *           EVENTS IN DETAIL         * * *



1. 20-23 Feb:-. Ripon’s Annual Save the Children’s SALE
– BARGAINS GALORE –      I just
HAVE to include it because there are such    wonderful bargains. –

Doors to the four-day sale will open on Wednesday, February 20, at
Hugh Ripley Hall. (I think at 10.30am)
Doors open from 10.30am-7pm on Thursday, February 21 for
late-night shoppers. On Friday, February 22, there will be a
half-price day and doors will be open from 10.30am-4pm.
Sat 23: bin-liner day from 10am-noon where shoppers are asked to put all
their items in a bin-liner provided by organisers and pay on their
way out. (maybe for £3-00?)

Organisers are appealing for people to donate their goods for sale
at the hall on Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19, from


2. Wed 20  First of Churches Together in Settle Lent Study Meetings:
7.30-9.00 p.m. (refreshments served from 7.15pm) The series is
entitled ‘Jesus through other eyes: seeing our faith through the
church in Sudan’.
(Feb 20)  Hospitality (St Akelda’s, Giggleswick)


3. Thu 21 Feb Scottish Dancing: Settle Methodist Church Hall 7.30pm


4.  Thur 21 Feb ( half-term) ‘Young Rangers’ tree planting with Natural
England on the slopes of Ingleborough. 11-16 yr olds.
Young Ranger Programme Winter 2013

To express an interest, obtain more detailed information and help us
to anticipate numbers (The Yorkshire Dales Young Archaeologists’ Club,
based at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, had a rush of young
people, keen to join.), please e-mail or ring Catherine Kemp (direct
line and ‘voicemail’) on 01756 751623  There will be a consent form to
complete and a small entry fee.  Occasional parental involvement will
be welcomed.

5. 23 Feb – 10 March Fair Trade Fortnight:  (You can have free coffee
I am told at the Tuesday FairTrade Coffee mornings during the
fortnight at the Friends Meeting House).
Look our for Fair Trade Goods on offer in the Coop.


6. Sat 23 Feb – Winter Mosses Workshop FOR BEGINNERS – Visit to Ingleton
churchyard (SD695733). The first hour will be in the heated room at
the back of the church, where I will give an introduction.
Mike Canaway is coming to help again.

10am – 1pm – run by Judith Allinson and Mike Canaway
Plus v. short afternoon session for “improvers”
You will learn to recognise some very
common mosses that may grow in you own churchyards or garden.
Even if you go away only having learned five mosses you will know
more about mosses than  99 percent of the UK population!.
So give it a go.
The field work side is accessible to people in wheel chairs and
those who can’t walk far.
I will be happy to give more information, and send a poster for you
to put up. The cost is £5-00 and includes coffee and handouts.
The Giggleswick Church Mosses Day two weeks ago was very successful
– we had 20 people. See pics at:-
We will see some extra species to the ones seen at Giggleswick, and
cover some different mosses so people who came last time very

I can offer lifts from Settle but will be leaving Settle at 9am


7. Sun 24 Feb: Messy Church – St John’s Church Hall. 3.30pm
This is an event run by CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SETTLE for families in
Settle and district  especially for families with 2 to 12 year olds
to bring you will be very welcome)
The “Messy” part of the title refers to craft activities

So if you have children whatever denomination you belong to or none,
do come. (Or if you are a grown up, come and help!)


8. Mon 25 Feb: English Country Dancing – Langcliffe Inst. 7.30pm


9. Mon 25 Feb:- Craven Speakers Club 7.45pm Skipton
All welcome.
Have fun. Learn tips and practise them on how to be more effective
when speaking in public. Beginners and improvers welcome.



Coffee at St John’s Methodists – 10-12
Coffee and Traidcraft goods at Settle Friends 10-12

Coffee, followed by LENTEN LUNCHES at Settle Parish Church
Soup and rolls with tea, coffee & homemade cake to follow. till 2pm
Proceeds to Settle Primary School’s link-Kwesana Primary School in
South Africa & Church Funds


11.  Wed 27 Feb: Settle Gardening Club – Andrew Lay – Lay of the Land
Garden Centre – 2pm Townhead Court, Settle


12. Wed Feb 27: LENT COURSE: Generosity (St John’s, Settle)7.15 for 7.30pm


13.  Women’s World Day of Prayer – 7.30pm Friends Meeting House
The materials for this year have been prepared by women of France,
writing on the topic “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me,” with a
focus on migration issues. The speaker at the event will be Sita
Brand.  The event is open to all ages and to men as well as women.

14. Sat 2nd March – Fair Trade Fortnight Games Party Evening:
Social and Fair Trade Tasting Session at St John’s Church Hall, Settle 5pm- 8pm:

Party Games
Short Video
Tasting of samples of Fair Trade Food
Hot supper and Cake.
All welcome from 2yrs to 102.
Donations to Rainforest Fund (to save threatened habitats)

You don’t have to book – but it would help for catering purposes if you think you
are coming, to email.


15. Romans bring frolics to Austwick
Austwick Community Players bring a chaotic and hilarious ancient Roman
theme to the village hall on March 8th and 9th!
The 2013 show is called ‘Forum or Against ‘Em?’ and takes a sideways
look at the parishes of Austwick and Lawkland as they might have been
around the first century AD. It transports the audience back through
the mists of time to when bulls were oxen, men wore skirts and women
wore the trousers. The Roman Imperial Army meets its match in the
women of Austwickia  as mayhem and sleight of hand rule the roost.
The show is written and produced by the group of 15 actors and stage
crew, and the event has been a highlight of the local calendar for
over 40 years. “We put on the show every year as a free supper and
entertainment for the over 65s in Austwick and Lawkland parishes”
continued Mr Gooch. “This is then paid for as we welcome people from
all over the area to join us at two public performances on subsequent
evenings”. On show will also be new lighting equipment as a result of
a grant from Awards for All Big Lottery Fund.


Visit Langcliffe Church and Second hand book display – lots of
bargains including folk music CDs Recommended

Google calendars.
1)  CCG
2)  Churches Together in Settle  –
3)  Settle Methodists –
4)  Yorkshire Naturalists Union –

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Best wishes

Judith Allinson

P.S. to give those people coming on Beginners Mosses morning a head
start, I attach two photos.

Cylindric Beard Moss is really tiny and grows upright on soil and on soil on
paths -It is like a three pointed star but the star points curve, like a
catherine wheel

Plait Moss (Hypnum cupressiforme) is very common and creeps along branches of trees
and on walls. The leaves all curve like the talons of a falcon (the
leaves are said to be falcate)

I will be bringing some hand lenses with me, including 3 different
illuminated ones I just bought (very cheap) via Amazon to show people.

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