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A most enjoyable day was held at Settle Bowling Club on 16 August. Settle Social Club kindly donated the Novice Shield, which was competed for by non-bowlers of any age. Nineteen pairs – a record number of competitors- took part and numerous others were entertained by good bowling throughout the day. The weather was good and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was pleasing to see 2 new competitors, Edward Whaley and Charlie Beck, both aged 7 years, who took to the sport. They showed great potential and could be bowlers of the future. After a “Round Robin” competition, the first semi-final was between Ange Prankett and Susan Chambers against Martin Scaife and Steve Monks. A keen game ensued eventually won by Scaife and Monks who ran out comfortable winners at 12×3 after 9 ends. The second semi-final was between Tony Cawthorne and Tony Bailey against Phil and Elaine Ward who won 8×2 after 9 ends. In the final, the game was fiercely contested with both teams playing good woods; however “Scaifey” and “Monksy” (last winners in 2012) showed their experience and deservedly went on to win the Novice Shield  8×4 after 9 ends.  John Chambers presented the prizess, which were kindly returned by all the winners for club funds.  A very big thank you to all the club’s tea ladies, who prepared and served light refreshments and pie and peas all day. Also, to all the members who scored, measured and supported the event. The biggest thank you however goes to the competitors who played the game with great enthusiasm and friendly banter. The format of the competition was a indeed a success and will be repeated next year.


There will be only one guided walk arranged by Friends of Settle-Carlisle line this week. No reservation is necessary  for this walk but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. The walk is a 14 mile very strenuous walk from Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen. Please note that this walk includes hill climbs and is subject to time restraints. The walk will leave Garsdale at 10.21 and return from Kirkby Stephen. Details can also be found at


Staff and pupils from Kwezana primary went on 7th August to their local graveyard to clean the graves of local heroes.  Having cleared the graves and cleaned the gravestones they then painted them with the National flag and trimmed the grass around the graves.  The school does this to honour the people locally who were exiled fighting for their freedom and to ensure that each generation remembers these people.


Settle Sessions have organised a second poetry writing session for children on 27th August from 2.30pm to 4pm. These free, fun and friendly activities are aimed at children under 10 and last about 1.5 hours. The children will be helped and encouraged to write their own poems.  We’re also hoping to ask some of the children to read their poem at our next Settle Sessions held at The Folly in Settle on Friday 11th  September. You never know, we might discover a young Simon Armitage or Carol-Ann Duffy!To book places please contact Settle Library – Catherine Barlow on 01609 535820  extn 5820 or More information from Settle Sessions’s Kathy Swinscoe


All the pictures featured in the recent town trail will be on display at the group’s annual exhibition in Clapham Village Hall this weekend,  29-31 August. The exhibition will be open daily between 11-5 and admission is free. Information can be found on on the website


An all sorts market is being arranged by Friends of Victoria Hall for 29 August. This will run from 10-4 with refreshments available all day.  Stalls are now available for booking. Please contact 01729 840205 / 825718


On August 29th there will be a fundraising night for the hall with bar, barbecue and a chance to bop along to Settle’s own rock and country group, “Jukebox Junkies”. Tickets cost £5 for adults with free admission for children and barbecue items will be on sale from 7pm with music from 8pm.  On August 30th Pendle Productions present a family show of “Alice in Wonderland” at 2.30pm.  A reminder that booking facilities are now available for the Settle Folk Gathering on 3-6 September. All events at the gathering  are free but booking is essential as admission is by ticket only For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


On August 29 there will be a concert at St John’s Church, Langcliffe in memory of the late Jim Hacobian. The event will commence at 7.30pm and will feature local artists including Val Baulard, Stephen Dawson, Paul Fisher, Richard Leigh and friends. Please note that this is free event but there will be a retiring collection with the aim of collecting funds to purchase a memorial stone for Jim.


There will be a coffee morning in aid of NSPCC on Tuesday 1 September at St John’ Methodist Church. The event will run from 10am till noon. NSPCC work to ensure that all children are safe and protected and during 2014 spent £98 million on services and activities that directly benefit children and young people. All donations are valued and this event is open to all.


On September 1st Churches Together in Settle and District have arranged two walks with meditations. Each walk will have 3 stops for discussion and meditation during the hour and a half duration of the walk. The afternoon walk, departing from Settle Parish Church at 2pm, is wheelchair accessible and is an easy walk. The second walk leaves Settle Parish Church at 5.45 and is more challenging, going via Castleberg flagpole. Walkers on this route are advised to wear appropriate footwear.  For details contact 01729 822138.


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall on September 5th and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book by the preceding Friday please contact 01729 823259 / 824038.


Due to a change of plans the charity fun day and car boot sale in aid of  settle swimming pool previously advertised as being on September 6th will now take place on September 5th at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club.  The event will  commence at 11am on Stalls are available , cost £5. To book a stall  contact Charlotte Barton on 07792123527


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a Horse Race Night at Victoria Hall on Saturday, 12 September. First race will take place at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available, cost £5 for adults and £3 for accompanied children, via Victoria Hall on 01729 822364 /822959. Ticket price includes pie and pea supper. Please note that there will be a bar at this event.


A family evening is being held at the rugby club on 18 September to mark the England v Fiji match. There will be fun rugby games, a face painting, food, a happy hour bar and the opportunity to watch the match live on large screens.  The event will commence at 6.30pm.


A new term of Iyengar Yoga Sessions will commence on 21 September. The Monday sessions take place at Friends Meeting House at 12.30-2.00 for mixed ability and 2.15-3.30 for beginners.  The Tuesday session takes place at the school of dance, Station Road between 7-8.30 and is a mixed ability session. For further details contact 01282 841049.


Bookings are now being taken at Victoria Hall for Settle Stories “Star Party” on 10 October.  This will be a full day event commencing at 11am and running till late and will feature a range of story tellers and astronomers throughout the day which will be meeting of storytellers and astronomers suitable for adults and children. A collaboration between Settle Stories, Manchester Metropolitan University & Bradford Astronomical Society., the day’s highlights  will include: a rocket workshop, a chance to visit a Star Lab with astronomers and storytellers and a new star story event with international award winning storyteller – Cassandra Wye. For further details contact Victoria Hall on 01729 825718 or go to



On Saturday August 29 St Alkelda’s church, Giggleswick is holding a walking Treasure Hunt around the village. This will meet at the church at 6.30pm and will last till approximately 8pm. Please sign the list at the back of the church if you also require supper. Admission £1.


As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Giggleswick School Chapel will be open to the public on 12 and 13 September.  On Saturday the chapel will be open from 10am-5pm with music recitals at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. On Sunday the chapel will be open from 12 -4.30pm with recitals at noon and 2pm.


Giggleswick Parish Council invite all Giggleswick residents over the age of 60, and their partners, to an evening reception with wine and canapes in St Alkelda’s church on 5 September between 7-9pm. Please contace 01729 822676/823930 to confirm attendance or for details.


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