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Skipton Music centre musicians will be performing in a  joint concert with musicians from Settle College on Thursday 29th June at 7pm at Settle College.  The concert is to assist with raising  funds to buy new musical equipment for use by school musicians. Members of Skipton Music Centre Senior Concert Band will be playing at the concert and all are welcome


This weekend there will be 3 guided railway walks all taking place on Saturday, 1 July. The first of these is a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk from  Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale   via Pendragon Castle and Lady Anne’s highway. This leaves Kirkby Stephen at 10.21. The second walk follows Lady Anne Clifford’s Way and is a 13 mile moderately strenuous walk leaving Garsdale at 10.21 and returning from Kirkby Stephen. The third walk is the first in a series of “Walk the Line” walks to celebrate the reopening of the line. It begins at Carlisle at 11.32 and will conclude at Armathwaite returning on the late train. It is a 14 mile strenuous walk and throughout the summer there will be other walks scheduled so that the whole of the line can be walked in turn. A reminder that on Thursday 29 June there will be an opportunity to find out more about the facts behind the TV series “Jericho”. Participants should neet at the Ribblehead Visitor Centre at noon for a talk about the shanty towns.  Following this a stroll will be taken to the Ribblehead Viaduct to hear how the railway was built and how the navvies lived and worked in the shanty towns. Returning to the station for a short train journey to Garsdale  passing the sites of the shanty towns.  Return on the 15.13 from Garsdale to Ribblehead/Leeds. Please bring a packed lunch and waterproof clothing. The event is not suitable for people with limited mobility. No booking necessary. For further information or email or  phone 01524 811 492 Dates: All participants in railway walks are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear.


A reminder that the coffee lounge at Victoria Hall is open every Tuesday morning for coffee and refreshments. There is also a book stall, a bric a brac stall  and a clothes rail with all funds raised going to help maintain this valuable community resource.  All welcome


The history of Richard III is given a comic twist with the performance of “Car Park King” on 30th June, as Richard battles to stop a curse and protect his nephews from impending danger.   On 6th, 7th and 8th of July the hall is holding its fund raising beer festival to support the hall itself.  This will feature 20 real ales, although cider, wine and soft drinks will also be available. A variety of food will be on sale and there will be entertainment also. On July 6th the event will run from 5pm-10pm and admission is £1. On 7th and 8th admission is £3 and the event is open between 12 noon and 10pm.  There will be a £2 deposit on glasses at each session. For details of all events and bookings contact 01729 825718 or contact


A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.  The next charity coffee pot will take place on July 4th and is in aid of the link between  Settle Primary School and Kwezana School in South Africa’s Tyume Valley. There will also be an illustrated talk about the global partnership between the two schools on July 5th at 7.30pm at St John’s Church. Sarah Enwistle, a teaching assistant at Settle, who has visited Kwezana a number of times will talk about the way in which the work between the two schools is benefitting both sets of pupils.


A number of theatre trips are being arranged for the coming months. The quoted price includes a seat in the stalls, coach travel to and from destination and all gratuities. All trips leave Settle Cricket club at 10.30am with the exception of the trips to Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, which departs at 9.30am. For bookings & payment details contact Michael Cullingworth on 01729823978 or email Cheques should be made payable to Settle Rotary Club. For G&S aficionados there is a trip to The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan on Saturday 19th August 2017. This is again a Matinee at 2pm at the  Royal Hall, Harrogate. The price £44.00 per person. Future trips currently being planned include Gershwin’s musical, Crazy For You at Leeds Grand on Wednesday 30 August (cost £54: closing date for reservations 7 July), Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Theatre By the Lake, Keswick on 13 September (Cost £35)  and “Handbagged” a satrical comedy detailing what allegedly went on between The Queen & Mrs Thatcher (Cost £35) also at Keswick.


It’s almost time to get the flowerpots out again and to help stimulate ideas for this year’s flowerpot festival.  Flowerpots displays can be placed around the town from 26 June onwards by groups, businesses and individuals. The Flowerpot trail sheets will then be compiled and will be available from 8 July.


At present there are three temporary exhibitions at The Folly. The first is  ‘The End of an Era: 200 Years of Zion Chapel’ . The generosity of local contributors means that the archive material originally provided for this exhibition has been extensively extended and there is now a wealth of new material on show. The remaining exhibitions are ‘Back in Settle: Pastimes in Past Times and ‘Settle Captured in Wool’ both of which are proving very popular.

(published in 2013 by The Book Mill). She is also the author of two novels, The Sun’s Companion and The Centauress. Tickets cost £6 and are available from Cave and Crag, The Folly or via 01729 823305.


The next meeting is on Wednesday 5th July, 2pm in St John’s Church Hall when the speaker will be Jack Parkinson from the Pioneer Project.  There will also be a Bring & Buy stall.  Visitors are always welcome.Instead of the usual meeting in August we will be visiting Saltaire.  Friends and family are welcome to join us and there is the option to take a guided walk around the village. There will be a Christmas Craft Workshop on Saturday 11th November (full details to follow), and our Christmas Shopping Trip will be to Manchester, taking in the Christmas Market, on Wednesday 22nd November.  Again, both these events are open to anyone.


The next  charity dance will be at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall  and will take place on Saturday July 1st. The dances run from 8.00pm to 11pm. If possible please notify the organisers by the Friday before that you intend to come via 01729 823259 / 824038.


The next event will take place at Friends meeting house on 1 July between 10-12. Visitors are welcome to pop in for short while or to stay the full two hours. For further details contact 01729 822677. At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.



Free tea, cakes and friendship with conversation about all aspects of death.   Saturday 1 July 10.00 – 12.00.  Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle.  All welcome.    Details Alison Tyas  01729 822677.


The hall will be holding its AGM on Thursday 13th July 2017. At

6.30pm there will be the Friends AGM and this will be followed by coffee and cakes. Then at 7.30pm Settle Victoria Hall Trustees will hold their AGM. All friends, volunteers and supporters are most welcome


The congregation of Settle Parish Church would like to thank church members, friends in our community and folk who were visiting the area, who all so kindly supported the church’s recent Coffee Morning in aid of the residents of Grenfell Tower.  As a result of this generosity we are able to send a cheque for £600 to the Parish of St Clement and St James, North Kensington.  The ClementJames Centre ( a sister organisation to the church ) is on ‘the front line’ following the Grenfell Tower fire.  So far the Centre has distributed £14,500 to survivors from the Grenfell area.  A message posted on the The ClementJames website reads “Thank you to everyone who has donated or is volunteering to help us support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.  Your help and generosity has made us speechless and we are incredibily grateful for all the various offers of help and kindness.” Thank you for helping us, here in Settle, to support and reach out to those in desperate need.


Settle Rotary Club will be holding their annual Hog Roast on Sunday 2nd July at Elder Heath Barn, Eldroth. LA2 8AQ. Start at 12noon. Kick your shoes off for and afternoon of fun and games in the field with live music including the Settle Brass Band and Jack Miller. Tickets £10 (children and students free) include food and soft drinks. Bring yourself and a chair! Tickets available from Floyd Schofield – 015242 51618 evenings and 07764 270601 day. Proceeds to Cancer Research UK.


The current exhibition at The Gallery on the Green features work  by Tom Palin and will run until 8 July. This exhibition consists of 39 oil paintings. All works comprise twin hardwood panels and were made between 2011 and 2016. The panels are arranged thematically and formally across three walls, so as to draw attention to pictorial, narrative and physical relationships within and between works.


Langcliffe Singers will be joined by Skipton Music Centre Choir for a concert on July 8th at Christ Church in Skipton. The programme will include Faure Requiem, Pavane and other pieces and the concert commences at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are availabe via Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office and Skipton Camera Centre.



The Giggleswick Gardening Group invites any members of the community to join in the monthly Parish Litter-pick on Monday 3rd July at 10.00 am starting from the Tems Bridge, Church Street, Giggleswick. There are numerous routes and distances designed for all abilities! Also the GGG, in liaison with the Parish Council, continues to clear the encroaching vegetation from the River Ribble footpath/cycleway. Entitled ‘Pride in your Parish’ this is now an ongoing project to enhance the area and to make it safer for users. It takes place every Monday morning except the first Monday in each month (litter-picking). Anyone who can spend an hour or so on this task is most welcome!


The next meeting will take place on Thursday 6th July 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Hobson Room at Giggleswick school. The speaker for the evening will be  Frank Owen from Clarity Employment for the Blind

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