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News and Events around Settle – September


This week there are two guided railway walks taking place. On Saturday 9 September there will be a 10 mile moderate circular walk from Houghton via Austwick.  This leaves Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.21.  Also on Saturday there is a 14 mile moderately strenuous walk from Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale as part of the “Walk the Line” series. This leaves Kirkby Stephen at 10.34 and takes in Birkett Common, Thrang Bridge, Lady Anne’s highway and Hell Gill. 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. 



 Following the unexpected and sudden closure of Castleberg Hospital and the cancellation of the public meetings during the election campaign, a series of drop in events have been arranged to allow members of the public to find out more about proposed plans and to have their say. The events in Settle have concluded, however those who were unable to attend can still have an opportunity to ensure their views are heard at the event at Bentham Golf Club in Robin Lane, on Friday September 15 between 11am and 1pm.  Alternatively you can register your wish to receive information about the engagement and future consultation by: emailing or completing the form at:


Priority bookings for Settle AOS show ‘Anything Goes’ to be staged October 25th to 28th will be on sale at the Victoria Hall on Saturday September 9th at a coffee morning in the hall from 10-12. This will be run by society members and all proceeds will go

to the Victoria Hall.Members and Patrons can purchase tickets between10.00am to 11.00am and General Public from 11.00am to 12.00pm. Tickets after these times will then go ‘on line’as well as being available from the hall either by phone or in person during normal office hours. run by society members and all proceeds will go to the Victoria Hall.








Tonight, 7 September the new season begins with music from Miles and Erica of The Wonder Stuff, performing a mix of their own material as well as Wonder Stuff tunes. On September 8 the extraordinary stories of remarkable women during the years of World War One are retold in Song in the inspirational “No Petticoats Here”  performed by Louise Jordan. On September 10 the hall hosts The Ragdolls in a tribute to The Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  For details and tickets contact 01729 825718


 The new Autumn term yoga sessions will begin at Settle Primary School on Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th September. The sessions run from 7.30-9pm. Sessions cost £42 (£7 per session) if booked in six week blocks or £8 if paid on a pay as you go basis.  For further details contact 07947 027 188.


 A reminder that Victoria Hall is now serving for coffee and refreshments on Tuesdays to help raise funds to support this valuable community resource. There are also a number of fund raising stalls selling books, jewellery, soft toys, CDs and household paraphernalia and general all sorts!  Feel free to drop in and browse to hunt out bargains galore. There is also an option for local charities to run a fund raising stall, for details contact 01729 825718. All welcome


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.   


 Additional volunteers are required to assist with the recycling activities which provide funding for the local pool.  This is relatively strenuous as it involves breaking down cardboard boxes and lifting loads of paper but it is a task which can be shared and many hands make light work! At present volunteers work 3 hours shifts and you can give as much time as you wish. Shifts operate on Monday- Friday from 9-12 and from 2-5 and on Saturday from 9-12. If you feel you could assist then please contact 01729  824588 for details.



Settle Voices Community Choir has recommenced for the new term and meet in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday, afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. New members are welcome. For more information visit the website at or phone 01729 823777.



Tonight, Thursday 7th September 2017 at 7.30pm in St John’s Methodist Church, Settle, Professor Joyce Hill will talk on the topic of  ‘The Vikings in Yorkshire’. Non North Craven Heritage Trust  members are very welcome to join members for this talk. £2 is payable on the door.



The AGM will take place at Victoria Hall on 14 September at 11am. This will be preceded by refreshments from 10am.


 The next Messy Church will take place on 17 September at St John’s Church Hall between 3.30-5.30pm. Messy church is a place for families of all kinds and provides an opportunity to enjoy activities and worship and share a hot meal together.  The event is free with an opportunity to donate towards craft materials. The theme this month is “building a Holy Temple”.



Following their recent exhibition, a reminder that the group meets on the third Monday of the month at Townhead court at 7.30pm. The Photographic Group currently has members from Ingleton to Skipton and new members are always welcome.  The next meeting will be on 18 September when the speaker will be Andrew Marland on the subject of “Mechanical Landscapes”. Visitors welcome £3.00.


A six week course in Tai Chi Qigong will being on Monday 18 September in the Joinery in Dawson’s Court. This will take place between 2-4pm and run on consecutive Mondays. The course costs £60 and will be led by Tony Bennett.



The next session will take place on 20 September.  The sessions are held at Friends Meeting House and operate on a drop in basis between 5-8pm. For further details contact 01729 268912.



 Settle Stories invite you to join them in The Joinery, their new base in Dawson’s Court, on 24 September for ” Dreaming the Night Field”. The production by Adverse Camber is based on the Welsh legends of the Mabinogion and features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to bring this ancient story to life. Details and tickets from 0871 976 4350. Please note that this is an afternoon event and the content is unsuitable for under 12s.






The Giggleswick Gardening Group invites any members of the community to join them, any Monday afternoon, between 2.00 – 4.00, when a few of us meet to carry out some of the many tasks to enhance the grounds of St. Alkelda’s Church. Please come and join us!’



 The beginners running group meets every Friday between 5.30-6.30pm at Eshtons Pavilion. The first session if free and the club is open to visitors as well as locals. Sessions are designed to help those new to running to enjoy the experience by being part of a group and are followed by tea and cakes.  For details contact 07955342344.


 Giggleswick School Chapel will once again be taking part in the Heritage Open Days programme. Gifted to the school by Walter Morrison to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the chapel is a stunning work of architecture which dominates the local countryside.  It will be open free to the public on Saturday 9 September from 10 -5 and on Sunday 10 from 1-4.30.


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