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Local Events from Judith

Before the events, two notices from me: one about the funeral of Maria Maw
and the second about the changed date of the CCG Fungi Foray – and two
notices from Rae Lonsdale

My friend Maria Maw who used to live at Greenfoot Care home, until it
closed over two years, and moved to Ingleborough Nursing Home at
Ingleton, died on Tuesday. Her funeral will be at Ingleton Parish
church at 10.30am this Monday. (I used to push her out in her wheel
chair when she was at Settle.. some of you may know  her daughters and
son-in-law Deborah Maw and Ruth and Andy Ive)

The date of the Summer CCG Fungus Foray has been changed from 21 July
to Wed 31 July.

Rae Lonsdale has asked me to tell you that Langcliffe website is now and:-

Wildflower seed collection and sowing

In the Dales area, there are several ‘Parish Wildlife Projects’ run by
people from within the parishes,  with the support of the Yorkshire
Dales National Park Authority.   The idea is that people will look at
their local wildlife and environment,  think about what they could do
to enhance the nature conservation value of their parish,  then get on
and make it happen.  So far, this has involved buying in some of the
plants and seed,  but now the idea is being floated that people might
collect seed,  locally, from plants whose flowers support bees,
butterflies and other insects.   This seed would be grown on in trays
or sown, broadcast,  on road-side verges or other appropriate areas,
where a hay meadow management regime might be applied.
For information on Parish Wildlife Projects, please e-mail

To offer to collect seed, while out and about in Ribblesdale, or to
sow and grow seed, please contact Rae on Settle 822461 or e-mail

J.A: Now is the time to collect seed!. I hope good records are kept somehow
of where it is planted


1. 20 July: L,S,H Mothers’ Union Coffee Morn.Friends’ Meeting House
2. 21 July -Messy Church 3.30pm St John’s Church Hall
3. Thur 25 July  Settle Scottish Dancing Summer Social 7.30pm

4. 25 July- Tot Lord’s Settle Town Trail: guided  by Richard Whinray
5. 27-28 July Tarntastic Weekend at Malham Tarn
6. 28 July: International Bog Day.

7. 31 July – CCG Fungi foray- Clapham 10.15am
8. 2-4 August:Fri- Sun St Oswald’s festival, Horton – lots of events

9. 4 Aug: Churches Together Songs of Praise: 3pm Settle Parish Church
10. Sat 10 Aug  10.00 am CCG Malham Tarn Fen Walk – wheelchair accessible
11. 12-14 Aug: Holiday Club: Settle

12. 17 Aug: Langcliffe Village Show
13. 18 Aug: Holiday Club Service on Sun 18 Aug 4pm.
14. Thurs 5 Sept:10.00am Bumble bees and haymaking

15. 9 Sept Craven Speakers Club  Skipton 7.40pm
16. 10-13 Oct – Settle Storytelling Festival
17.Flat Hedgehog Survey – from 1st July

E V E N T S   I N   D E T A I L

1. Sat July 20 Langcliffe with Stainforth and Horton in Ribblesdale
Mothers’ Union is holding a Coffee Morning in the Friends’ Meeting House,
Settle in aid of the ‘Wheels Appeal’.


2.  21 July -Messy Church 3.30pm St John’s Church Hall
For Families of all ages – involves craft activities
Short talk, cooked meal. Theme in July: Bible Seasides.
3.30pm-5.30pm (organised by Churches Together)
St John’s Hall, BD24 9JH


3. Thur 25 July  Settle Scottish Dancing  Summer Social St John’s
Methodist Church Hall, Settle, BD24 9JH Robert Rushton – 015242 41451


4.  25 July, June onwards Tot Lord’s Settle Town Trail – guided walks by
Richard Whinray – These will take place on the following Thursdays –
8th, 22nd and 29 August,
Meet outside Settle TIC – duration of trail 6.15pm – 8.00pm
Cost £4 each – all proceeds donated to Oxfam.
For those wishing to attend, call Richard Whinray on 015242 42414
Strongly recommended by several people who attended after reading this


5.  27-28 July
Tarntastic Weekend at Malham Tarn
Malham Tarn Open Day(s) (FREE) to celebrate 70 years of the Field Studies
Council (There are now 17 Field Centres in the Field Studies Council –
Malham Tarn is one of the original centres)

If you are a local business / group / charity and would like to hold a
stall why not contact the centre?

Stalls, Garden Party, Walks, Music, Food

There will be a Craven Conservation Group stall,
I will be leading some walks on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Are there any topics that you would like me to focus on in the walks?
Mosses? Sphagna?  Grasses?  Flowers?  Lichens (rather limited) How the
bog is formed?  Rare plants?  Historical Features?

Sharon and Peter Flint will be leading freshwater activities on the


6. 28 July: International Bog Day.

Several of the events of Tarntastic involve trips to Malham Tarn Fen
and Moss – This bog complex is of International importance. (It is a
Ramsar Site and National Nature Reserve.)

In most of the bogs in England, the “lagg” – the gradation between bog
and ordinary soil has been removed. (for agriculture)  -but the fen
area that is left at Malham is impressive.

See insectivorous plants such as sundew, butterwort and bladderwort.

Pond dip in peat pools with pondskaters and ferocious dragonfly nymphs

Listen to meadow pippits and curlew.

Smell the Bay willow, Meadowsweet and Watermint

There are 33 types of Sphagnum (bogmoss) in the UK and 15 of them can
be found at Malham Tarn. (Bogmoss is the moss that grows in pools on
bogs that you may fall in if you are not careful. It was dried and
used as wound dresssing in the wars)


7: 31 July – FUNGAL FORAY

Join Jane Rushworth and Archie McAdam on
Wednesday 31st July.

Meet at Clapham car park at 10:15 a.m. or Settle swimming pool at 10:00 a.m. to share lifts.  All welcome.
Moderate walk please bring walking boots and packed lunch.

Tel: 01729 825997


8. St Oswald’s Festival Weekend from 2 – 4 August
Friday 2 August 7.30 in St Oswald’s church ‘Strut Your Stuff’ with Spencer
Moran and friends. Tickets £10 children FREE
Saturday 3 August 2 – 5 Church Fete in St Oswald’s and the field opposite;
Stalls, games, competitions, teas
Sunday 4 August 9 am Church service
10.30 St Oswald’s Walk starting from church (1 1/2 – 2 hours)
12 noon back to church for Jacob’s Join lunch/picnic


9. 4 Aug: Churches together Songs of Praise –  3pm Settle Parish


10. Sat 10 Aug  10.00 am Malham Tarn Fen Walk – wheelchair accessible
Enjoy the plants growing at the fen on an easy walk with Judith
Allinson along the National Trust board walk meet at the Quarry car park.

Wheelchair access. – It is helpful if you book – 01729 822138 so I can
find out the requirements of the participants.


11. 12-14 Aug: Holiday Club:

Mon-Wed, August 12th, 13th and 14th
Rocky’s Plaice – Holiday Club 2
For further detail Tel: 01729 851860
Churches Together in Settle and District
Come along on the day
Place: St John’s Methodist Church Hall Settle
AGE 5-11 year olds
A fun packed morning- craft, games, fun and Bible stories


12. 17 Aug: Langcliffe Village Show
details at


13. 18 Aug: Holiday Club Service on Sun 18 Aug 4pm.
At St John’s Meth Hall  BD29 9JH


14. Thurs 5 Sept:10.00am Bumble bees and haymaking   – To be confirmed
At Lord’s Pasture with Natural England staff  Andrew Hinde and Tanya
St Pierre Meet at Settle Swimming Pool. Please call Andrew on 015242
42021 for more information and to confirm the event – it does need dry


15. 9 Sept Craven Speakers Club  Skipton 7.40pm
The Soroptimists Rooms

16. 10-13 Oct – Settle Storytelling Festival
Volunteer: The committed team of volunteers make the festival happen – we
couldn’t do it without you. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved this
Storytelling Competition: Can you tell us a ten minute story that makes us
laugh, makes us think, perhaps makes us cry? It could be about anything
under the sun, a true story or a fairy tale. Visit the website at to find out more.

17. Flat Hedgehog Survey – from 1st July  Please take part
in this survey which can tell us about changes in hedgehog populations
in Yorkshire.  For full details see the April 2013 issue of The
Naturalist or visit the YNU website.


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

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