Latest King Billy’s News featured the Town’s Celebrations earlier in the Month together with our special un-veiling feature at the Guest House – “Kyla” the Eagle On the Thursday the town square had various activities organised by various groups and organisations of Settle. We had “Post Cards to the Palace” – “Painting Portraits of the […]
Despite the necessary social isolation from others, Langcliffe residents were still very sociable on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The villagers decorated homes and public spaces with red, white and blue. After a sing along version of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ people got out their picnics and the celebration began just after three pm. Allan Evans used songs from the war to keep the VE Day spirit high. Jean Jelley used a flag that had been displayed at the first VE day to decorate her house. She remembers wearing a red, white, and blue belt with a new knitted skirt to her street party. Another veteran of the first VE celebration Rod Meredith said, “Everyone did a turn at the North London VE Day street party and when I was lifted up on to the long table, at the age of almost five, I took a deep breath and with great confidence and panache, began my rendition of the song as I had heard it; ‘Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?’
Pam Tye and Judith Allinson entertained the neighbours with ukulele and penny whistle when the broadcast music ended. The party ended at 6 pm for this group and all agreed they had had a wonderful time. A team of facilitators, including the Parish Council, ensured everything in place. Everyone did a first-class job. The residents thank everyone, and each other, for all their efforts.
: a day of stunning walks and trail runs The beautifully dramatic landscape of the Yorkshire Dales will be the setting for an exciting day of trail runs and walks on Sunday 21st August. Starting in Settle, participants can choose to take part in a 5, 16, or 26 mile walk or 5 or 16 mile […]
‘Engagement work’ highlighted in progress report Bainbridge, 28 June 2022 Many people have been helped to enjoy and better understand the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the past year, a meeting has heard today. Farm open days, outdoor classes for schools and volunteer-led nature walks were among the activities run by a wide range […]