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Local Settle News 21 October


There are three walks planned for this weekend. The first of these is from Lazonby to Armathwaite via Raven Beck. This is an eleven mile moderately strenuous walk taking place on Saturday, 29 Octover and leaving Lazonby at 9.47. Also on Sat 29 October there is a 10 mile strenuous walk from Clapham to Ribblehead, leaving Clapham at 9.33. On Sunday 30 October   there is a 13 mile moderately strenuous walk from Gargrave to Skipton taking in the three “Haws” . This will leave Gargrave at 9.54. All participants 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.  Details of all walks can  be found at


Settle’s indoor Tuesday Market has re-opened in a new venue, The Royal Oak, and will be open from 9am onwards.   New traders are welcome. To book a stall contact 01729 8236127.


The hall is offering a varied programme throughout the coming weeks commencing on Saturday, November 5th with a concert by Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. The group comprises three of the finest fiddle players on the international folk scene and between them represent the fiddle traditions of Norway, Sweden and Shetland.  First Sunday Folk on Sunday 6th features Jim Moray,  who will be performing narrative sons from his forthcoming album “Upcetera”.  Friday 11 November sees a concert by former Steeleye Span folk-rocker, Peter Knight and his trio “Gigspanner”, The group take an innovative approach to music, dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way. On Saturday 12 November  there is more music in the Folk tradition when vocal trio Lady Maisery  bring their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful, striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions to Settle.Each member is also an accomplished instrumentalist. They expertly create a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, harp, concertina, accordion and foot percussion. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of traditional mouth music, or diddling, a form of singing without words which is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality.For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.


St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10-noon. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed. The first Tuesday in the month is a charity coffee pot with donations to a charity nominated by that month’s organiser. The coffee pot on 1 November is focussing on saving wildlife by supporting three wildlife charities.


The Industrial Past of Ribblesdale will be examined on a guided 6mile walk Sunday 30 October. It is also hoped that there will be an opportunity to view leaping salmon along the route. The walk is described as being moderate and a relatively flat walk along riverside paths. There are some stiles on the way with conditions underfoot mostly good.  Along the route the group will discuss the industries which depended on the river in the past, and discover an Archimedes screw. They will visit Stainforth Force where, with luck, there may be  salmon leaping up the waterfall. before returnng to Settle via the archaeological gem of the Hoffmann Kiln and a visit Langcliffe, a quiet village with a violent past. The walk will meet outside Settle Tourist Information Centre at 11am and return at approximately 4pm.  There is a charge of £5 for adults with children under 16 free. Booking is advisable and unfortunately dogs are not accepted on this walk. For further information or to book, contact: Tel: 01729 833200 or Email:


On Friday, 28th October at 7.30 the Folly will be hosting a talk on the subject of  ‘Apothercaries and Surgeons in 18th Century Settle’ Medical services in Settle seemed to flourish shortly after 1700 as revealed by a series of shop inventories attached to wills, supported by other documentary evidence. A surprising number of local apothercaries and surgeons rose to important positions in society, including several Quakers such as the well known physician John Lettsom. The list of pills and potions of the day make quite alarming reading and you are invited to come along and find out more. Tickets cost £7  and can be bought at the Folly or reserved by ringing 01729 822893


The next foreign film evening at Victoria Hall will be on 2 November commencing at 7.45pm.  The film will be “Ida” . This is a Polish drama with English subtitles and concerns the story of a young woman, orphaned as a child, who prior to taking her vows as a nun sets out to discover the fate of her family. Tickets cost £5.


Linda Clemence and Liz Smart invite you to join them for their annual art and coffee days at the Friends Meeting House on Thursday 3rd November from 1-4.30 and then from 10-4.30 on both Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November. There will be original paintings, sketches and cards for sale. Admission is free and coffee and biscuits cost £1.


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall on November 5th from 8-11pm. If possible please contact the organisers by Friday November 4 to confirm that you intend to come. Contact via 01729 823259 /824038. All proceeds to The Rosemere Cancer Centre.


Booking is underway for a number of trips in the coming year. Please be aware that advance booking is essential as theatres do sell out quickly and tickets need to be reserved well in advance. Although early reservation is essential full payment is not required at this stage.  Already booking, on Wednesday 29 March 2017, Matthew Bourne’s  ballet, “The Red Shoes” at The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Price £42.00 per person. The closing date for booking is 31st October.  Also coming up, in March 2018 “War Horse”  will be returning to the Alhambra and expressions of interest are required to arrange booking tickets. This will take place on 7th March 2018 with 7th March 2017 as the closing date for bookings. The price for this trip will be £60.  For more details contact Michael Cullingworth 01729823978


Settle WI are planning two events which are open to both members and non-members. On Wednesday, November 9 at Catholic Church Hall there will be a Craft Workshop Day. There will be 2 sessions: 9.30 – 12 noon & 1pm – 3.30.  Each session costs £20 and includes all materials. Wire sculptor Linda Hoyle will be doing ‘An Introduction to Wirework’ demonstrating the necessary skills to create animals, trees & larger wire sculptures by making a display of copper flowers.  Linda’s work is currently on sale in Settle Tourist Information Centre if you want to see what can be achieved. In addition, Sue Amphlett will be teaching Needlefelting in the morning with a choice of making an enchanting baby hare or a festive Christmas reindeer, and in the afternoon she will run a session demonstrating the skills for Folded Ribbon Eggs and how to use these to make a Christmas tree bauble.Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch if you are staying for both sessions. On Wednesday 16 November the group  are  running their annual shopping trip  This year we are returning to York.  Leaving Settle at 9am on a Bibbys coach, we can pick up in Long Preston, Hellifield & Gargrave.  The cost is £15. To book please contact Sue Sellars (01729 825145)  email:


North Craven Flower Club will be holding their Christmas lecture/demonstration  on 10 November at Victoria Hall. The demonstration this year will be given by Diane Fair and admission is by ticket only. Tickets, £9,  are available via 01282 842467. The doors will open at 6.30pm and the talk will commence at 7.30pm. There will be a sales table and a raffle.


Langcliffe Singers invite you to join them on a musical journey to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Leeds and Liverpool canal. A concert featuring choral music and readings inspired by stops along the canal entitled “From Sunrise to Sunset” will take place on 17 November at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Gisburn. Tickets cost £10, under 16s free, and are available on the door or via Cave and Crag in Settle, Bentham Post Office, Gisburn Church and Skipton Camera Centre.


Settle Stories invite you to join them for two events in November. The first of these is a ghost night on November 5, at Lower Winskill, when six storytellers will share tales around a campfire. This event is not suitable for under 16s and tickets cost £12. Numbers are limited and booking is via 05603 845693.  This event will begin at 8pm and last approximately 2 hours with drinks and barbecue available to purchase.  The second event, “The Shahnameh: The Epic Book of Kings” takes place at Richard Whiteley Theatre on 11 November at 7.30pm.  Originally commissioned by The British Museum the story was created over 1000 years ago by an Iranian poet and draws upon the mythology of Persia from the beginning of time to the 7th century. In a world of adventure, lust and romance there are supersized heroes, femme fatale queens and magical creatures brought to life by a dazzling performance by storyteller, Xanthe Gresham Knight and the sublime, rhythmic sounds of virtuoso Kurdish Iranian musician, Arash Moradi, on daf, setar and shurangiz. The Shahnameh touches on concerns that continue to plague and intrigue us today such as the meaning of truth, integrity and loyalty; with stories that move from the otherworldly, to the most basic human dramas and desires. The performance will be followed by an opportunity to take part in a post show discussion with the performers. Tickets are available via


Local artist, Alison Drake, will be hosting a series of water colour classes suitable for beginners starting on 16 November. Classes will run from 6.30-9.30 on Wednesday evenings or from 10-2 on Thursdays. Classes cost £15 and when you pay for 3 you receive the 4th free. For further details contact 0774 300 7784.


U3A have arranged two consecutive open talks which are accessible to all on the subject of Autism. These will take place on Thursday 17  & 24 November and booking is essential for both talks. It is advisable to attend both sessions. Given by Phoebe Caldwell, a noted practitioner and author on this topic, the talks will examine how to engage with children and adults on the autism spectrum. Each session costs £5 and will run from 10-12.30 at Friends Meeting House.


Friends of Victoria Hall will be holding their next “all sorts” market on 26 November. This will run from 9-3 with refreshments available all day. Stalls are now available for booking via 01729 825718.


Christmas is coming and planning is already underway for the Christmas Day lunch and tea. This annual event takes place in St John’s Hall and is open to all. The cost is £10 per head, £5 for children. Transport is available and bookings are now being taken on 01729 822138. Volunteers are required to assist with the meal and with transport. Anyone able to assist should contact Judith on the above number. There will be a planning meeting for volunteers in mid November.



This year the school will be staging the school edition of Les Miserables from 30 November – 3 December.  Tickets for this production are already selling swiftly. On Wednesday and Thursday December 14 and 15 the school chapel will host a service of lessons and carols following the traditional pattern.  This features the school choirs and top musicians and is always very popular. Tickets are free with a retiring collection but due to the popularity of these services admission is by ticket only. There is also a limit of 4 tickets per household. Public booking for this event is now taking place with tickets already going swiftly. Details of tickets available from 01729 893180 or via


There will be a special launch and literary evening at the church on 7 November at 7.30pm featuring the latest book by Jan Michael. The book, “Stone on Stone” is set in Settle and Dent and will be on sale at a special price of £6.50 with all profits going to NSPCC and Mary’s Meals. Tickets cost £2.50, including wine and nibbles, in aid of St Alkelda’s.

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