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Congratulations to Andy Holden who won prizes worth £400 for some of
his wildlife entries in the Leeds City Museum Natural Beauty
Photography competition – Exhibition now open from February 7th to
17th August 2014. Beautiful Botany (Purple Saxifrage on Penyghent)
and ‘Animal Behaviour’ – Starlings flocking.
You can see photos of all the entries at:
– and where did he find out about the competition?
From some information sent to Craven Conservation Group from Leeds
which I then forwarded to him.. So it is worth passing on

I hope you find something really worthwhile for you on the events list

.. Maybe its the new Settle Harriers website?

And we all wish Emma Lonsdale from Langcliffe well on 20th Feb.


1. Mon 10 Feb: 19:30 CCG talk: Climate change-A global view: by
Dominick Spracklen  At Townhead Court
2. 10 and 24 Feb: Speakers Club at Skipton. 7.40pm
3. Mon 10 Feb English County Dancing – Langcliffe Inst

4. Wed 12 Feb: Settle Justice and Peace Group 7.30pm Friends MH
5. Th 13 Feb: Bryophytes Recording – Addingham Moor
6. 13 Feb: Settle Scottish Dancing 7.30pm St John’s Hall Settle

7. 15 Feb: 8.30 Settle Big Breakfast: Michael Cullingworth Fds MH
8. Sun 16 Feb: Settle Messy Church: 3.30pm St John’s Hall
9. 17 Feb: Settle Photography Club 19:30 Townhead Court

10. Th 20 Feb Sochi: Women’s Ski Halfpipe: Emma Lonsdale of Langcliffe
We’ll be cheering for you Emma!
11. Sat 22 Feb: CCG walk- Winter birds on the Long Preston Floodplain
12. Sat 22 Feb: Bryophytes: Bitts Park Carlisle NY39508 56667 10.30am

13. Tue 25 Feb Upper Wharfedale Field Society  Bryophyte outing.
14. Sat 1 Mar: Woodland Conservation in Cleatop Wood
15. An Evening with Adrian Plass – 7.30pm Bentham Methodist Church

16. Sat 1 Mar: – Barn Dance – St John’s Church Hall, Settle.
17. 4 Mar: Coffee Morning in Aid of Rainforest Fund. – with Pancakes!
St John’s Church
18. Wed 5 March: Econite –  7pm  – Location to be confirmed

19. Sun 9 Mar: Speakers Competition and AGM Wetherby
20. Sat 22 Mar: YNU Conference, York

***   EVENTS IN DETAIL  ****

1. Mon 10 Feb 19:30 – Climate change Part 2: Myth busting – a global
view – Illustrated presentation by Dr Dominick Spracklen of the
University of Leeds, focused on his research into global and tropical
trends. At Townhead Court (across the road from Townhead Surgery) in
Settle, entrance £3 for non-members and £1 for members. All welcome.

2. 10 and 24 Feb: Speakers Club at Skipton. 7.40pm
Soroptimists Rooms, Skipton
Come and have fun and learn useful skills to help you in all aspects
of life.

3. Mon 10 Feb English County Dancing – Langcliffe Inst – 7.30pm
Much easier than Scottish Dancing, and still lots of fun. Every week
from 13 Jan.

4. Wed 12 Feb – Settle Justice and Peace Group -.  7.30pm Friends
Meeting House.

5. Thu 13 Feb – Bryophytes Recording with Wharfedale and Upper
Wharfedale Field Societies – SE06144699 10.30am – Addingham Moor –
acid habitats. Records will contribute to the Wharfedale Bryophyte
Atlas project. Organised by Gordon Haycock. (I can supply more

6. Thur: 13 Feb: Settle Scottish Dancing Classes 7.30pm
St john’s Church Hall. also

7. Sat 15 Feb 8.15 for 8.30am start- Friends’ Meeting House
Settle Big Breakfast – 01729 825285 to book
Guest speaker: Michael Cullingworth
on “Selling the Word” about his time at Mowbray’s, the theological
booksellers in Leeds

8. Sun 16 Feb: Messy Church – for Families. Crafts, celebration,
cooked food and lots of fun. 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Run by volunteers from Churches Together in Settle. Please tell anyone
you know who has children in their family .. or come with your
neighbours children…  St John’s Church Hall, Settle. Click on the
5 min video at to find out more about Messy

9. “Developing Landscape Photography” with Andy Latham.
Townhead Court 7.30pm

10.  20th Feb  Sochi
Women’s Ski Halfpipe –  and Emma Lonsdale and Rowan Cheshire  – 14.30
– 15.45 and 17.30 – 18.25 GMT

11. Sat 22 Feb – 11:30 – Winter birds on the Long Preston floodplain
Meet at Cow Bridge, on the River Ribble between Long Preston and
Wigglesworth. Join Adrian Shepherd and Dave Tayler for a joint outing
with the Rochdale Naturalists. Bring outdoor clothes suitable for the
day, wellies and a packed lunch. The length of the walk will depend on
the weather.  Contact Dave on 07972 162339 or <>
for further details.

12. Sat 22 Feb: Bryophytes at Bitts Park Carlisle NY 39508 56667.
10.30am  with Cumbria BBS

13 Tue 25 Feb Upper Wharfedale Field Society  Bryophyte outing.
Meeting at 10.30am, near Kilnsey and Mastiles Lane. Details to come in
the next Events email.  Led by Gordon Haycock.

14. Sat 1 Mar Woodland Conservation in Cleatop Wood– 09:30 – 15:00 –
Meet in Greenfoot Car Park, Settle. Enjoy a day carrying out practical
conservation work in Cleatop Wood near Settle. No previous experience
needed. Bring old, warm clothes, waterproofs, lunch, hot drink and
sturdy footwear. Tools and work gloves provided. We will begin with a
half hour walk from Settle to Cleatop Wood. The practical work will be
light and suitable for a wide range of fitness. Back to Settle for
3pm. We are sorry that the event is only suitable for adults and is
run by CCG in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Authority. If you would like further details please contact

15. An Evening with Adrian Plass – 7.30pm Bentham Methodist Church
Tickets £5-00 (Author of The secret diary of Adrian Plass which is a
fictional humorous fictional satire of Christian life which has sold
over a million copies worldwide.)

16.  Sat 1 March – Barn Dance – organised by Churches Together in
Settle and District at St John’s Church Hall. Lots of Fun. Caller/
Accordionist Bill Johnston Tickets £7-00 adults, £1-00 children. To
book veggie option phone 01729 822311

17. 4 Mar: 10am Coffee Morning in Aid of Rainforest Fund. – with
Pancakes!Can you help us raise £100 this morning – that will save an
acre of rainforest?

18. Wed 5 March: Econite –  7pm  Come and have a chat about Eco-Issues
– Look out for notices as to where this will be – it will not be in
the Royal Oak as that will be having refurbishments then.

19 Sun 9 March: Association of Speakers Clubs Eastern District
Conference and Contests, Walshford, Wetherby
(This is where I go to next after..

20. Sat 22 Mar – YNU conference
the Royal York Hotel, York. The theme will be ‘Museums and Natural
History – the Modern Perspective’.



Other Events:

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

If you do not wish to receive News E-mails about events in the Settle
Area, please let me know.

If you know of anywhere else I could sell the beautiful photographic
greeting cards I make in aid of the Rainforest Fund, please do let me

Best wishes


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