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Local Settle News Feb 1st


This week Settle Primary School Governor Gillian Gape has been in touch from Kwezana where she has been visiting since 23rd January. She explained that the pupils in Kwezana were really impressed by the photo stories which Settle pupils created and that they are  currently working hard to send replies. So far she and the pupils have completed a story about the Grade R class and their activities which demonstrates how how similarly we all try to learn. The  Kwezana children were delighted to talk into the microphone even though they had never done it before and in part of the story they are speaking Xhosa, which is their first language. They are also creating a photo story about a day at Kwezana School which Mrs Gape plans to bring it back to share with Settle pupils Those in Grades 4 ad 5 are speaking in both Khosa and English. At present it is summer in Kwezana  and most days are very hot; about 35 degrees each day and so pupils need to make sure that they are very careful to conserve water. The garden tap, which is the school’s only source of water has now dried up and so water has to be fetched from a rainwater tank nearby. This means that meals can be still be cooked and water can be available for drinking but it does create a lot of additional work.  The water situation caused an exchange of views on the subject of why it is important not to be wasteful with water and why it is important to crops and livestock – though one suggestion from Settle pupils that they could not take as many baths met with great amusement from both sets of pupils.  However during the week Mrs Gape explained that there had been a  heavy storm  which flooded many roads. This meant that she had to travel to school on the village bus as the roads are now full of pot holes after the rain and she didn’t want to drive and get stuck.


The scouts are organising a table top sale at the drill hall on 7 February. The event is being arranged to raise funds to assist with the project to improve accessibility to the hall. Anyone wishing to book a stall at this event should contact 07454346509.


The next charity dance will be at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall on Saturday, February 7th at 8pm-11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will got to Settle Swimming Pool. If possible please contact the organisers of the event by Friday 6th February to let them know that you intend to attend. Contact via 01729 823259 / 824038.


There are two musical events lined up for February at Poppies tea rooms. The first on February 7th sees the return of local groupThe Moonbeams. The gang are happy to return to Poppies to show off their new album ‘Watching Wildlife’, recently featured on Radio Leeds. The second on February 28th  is the debut of singer/songwriter Becky Mills at Poppies. For details contact 07932 182293


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line are running a 13 walk mile moderately strenuous walk on 7 February. This will be a circular route around Kirkby Stephen departing at 10.34am. Booking in advance is not but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact


On Friday 6th February – Talking Stock Productions presents:Le Grand Return  by Alan Stockdill. The play is set in  1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever-worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades on the Normandy beaches. Please note that this event is free with donations on exit to be split between Age Uk and Victoria Hall.  On 12 February Tim Labrum returns to invite you to travel Around The World in 80 Images“. The journey takes the viewer through a number of countries, taking us off the beaten track as much as possible in an attempt to convey the beauty of those parts of the world not yet changed by mass tourism. Tim aims to inspire and inform those who see the world as a place of discovery and of diversity to be explored, as well as illustrating the effects of globalism and the impact this has had on various countries and cultures. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served at the interval with all proceeds from the event  being split between Victoria Hall and local charities. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


A very special morning service is planned on February 8 when the church congregation will be joined by some very talented visitors. The service, at 10.30am, will be led by Rev Stephen Normanton and will include performances by Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir. The session will be chiefly a service of music and praise and is open to everyone. We would be delighted for members of the local community to come along to listen to  and join in singing with this amazing choir and to stay on for coffee afterwards to meet choir members.  All welcome.


The annual merry go round meal will take place this year on 20 February. The event will commence at 7pm in the dining hall at Giggleswick School before groups disperse to enjoy a 3 course meal with each course taking place at a different hostelry in the area. Tickets cost £18.50 and groups of up to 8 can be accommodated. The funds raised from this event will be shared between Victoria Hall, Settle Swimming Pool and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The hostelries hosting the event this year are The Boars Head, Falcon Manor, The Lion, The Gamecock, Ravenous, Talbot Arms, New Inn, The Royal Oak, The Hart’s Head and The Craven Arms. Tickets are available vid Settle Rotary Club members or from David Blackburne on 01729 822445.


The next Big Breakfast event will take place on Saturday 21 February 2015 at  8.30am in St Mary & St Michael Church Hall, Tillman Close, Settle. The speaker will be  Joy Orwell who will talk on the the story of Threads of Hope, a Christian outreach to the Maasai, from the perspective of her own recent short- term Mission trip to Kenya. Would participants please book your places by Thurs 19 Feb to assist with catering by contacting 01729 825285. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am with breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Cost is £3.00. All welcome


A reminder that this year’s Ingleton folk festival fund raising weekend will take place on Friday 27th & Saturday 28th February.  On the Friday evening, from about 7pm, there will be an open Session/Singaround in the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Main St. Ingleton. All welcome and there’s no admission charge! On the Saturday, two “Hiring Fairs” will take place. The first one from 12 Noon ’til 6pm in the Wheatsheaf Hotel and the second one in the Ex-Servicemen’s Club from 7pm ’til Midnight. Again, these are free admission. Guests appearing in both “Fairs” include: FiddLyn Man Doris, The 3 Jayz, Peter Taylor, The Well Dressed Gentlemen, Jack Pybus, Didikai, Bandersnatch, Karin Grandal-Park & Rosie Clegg, The Ginjammers, Zeke Deighton, Brillig, Strings & Swings, Lowtown Blues, Celia Ketchell, Martin Francis & Paul Morris, Dogwatch, Amy Rose Atkinson, Bill Adair, Nick Brooker, Errol & Lesley Kirkpatrick, Dogwood Rose, and a host of unaccompanied Singers to keep you entertained during the PA changeovers! All welcome.


A warm welcome is offered at a number of events in Settle Parish Church this month. On Shrove Tuesday, February 17th, Giggleswick and Settle Branch of the Mother’s Union will be selling pancakes from 10am-2pm. There will be a range of traditional and exotic fillings on offer and all proceeds will got to the Mothers’ Union “Make a Mother’s day” project. This year’s annual snow drop weekend will take place on Saturday 21 and 22nd February. Come along and view the carpet of snowdrops in the churchyard and enjoy cakes and cuppa in church.  Doors open between 11am-3pm daily and all proceeds to the Aspire and Renew appeal.  Every Tuesday the church serves tea and coffee from 10am with light lunches and home-made soups on sale from noon till 2pm. There is a free Wi-Fi zone in church and a friendly atmosphere. All proceeds from the lunches go to church funds. All welcome at all of the above.



On 23 February there will be a return visit by Paper Birds theatre with their new show “Broke”. The show shares real life stories about poverty and debt in the UK and looks at both the subject of national debt and individual debt.  On 26 February the Gigg lectures series continues with a talk by Dr Paul Whittaker OBE on the subject of “Music to the Ear”. Profoundly deaf since the age of 8, Dr Whittaker is an organist and pianist and since 1988 has run a charity to  help deaf people access music and the performing arts.  On 27 February the theatre in conjunction with Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company with stage “A Cartoon History of Here” an interactive cartoon and poetry performance with  renowned broadcaster and poet Ian McMillan and acclaimed cartoonist Tony Husband.For ticket details contact 01729 893180.


St Alkelda’s church, is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of transcripts from its Registers covering the period 1800-1999. Publication will take place in April 2015 and will included printed and CD-ROM versions. This information will provide a valuable resource for those interested in both local and family history as it contains 14,7000 entries covering the baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials in the parish. Until 28 February the publication is being offered at a special price of £90 for the hardback version, £45 for the paperback edition and £20 for the CD-ROM. Further details from the author and former churchwarden Nigel Mussett at or from the officers at the church.

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