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News in Settle August 18


For those who missed the photographic group town trail there is stall a chance to see the wonderful array of pictures by visiting the exhibition this weekend at the annual exhibition. This year this will be held at Clapham Village Hall and will be open there from 11am to 5pm each day (Saturday – Monday) with refreshments available throughout.  Many thanks to all the shops who participated in the town trail.


To celebrate the centenary of the Binns organ a series of organ recitals is being held at the church. These will feature music written during the 100 years since the organ was installed in 1913. These will take place over the next year with the first recital taking on Saturday, August 24th at 7.30pm when the organist will be renowned local musician and composer Paul Fisher. This concert will include British and French music written between 1910 and 1920 and will feature pieces by Vaughan Williams, Parry, Howells, Vierne and Dupre. Admission is free with a retiring collection.


The next two trails will take place this evening 22nd August and again on 29th August. These walks around the town provide a chance to find out about one of the town’s most colourful characters. Participants should meet outside Settle TIC for a 6.15 start, finishing approximately 8pm. Tickets: £4.00 with all  proceeds going to Oxfam. For further information contact Richard Whinray on 01524 242414


Friends of Victoria Hall have organised an all sorts market to take place in Victoria Hall on August Bank Holiday Saturday, 24th.  This will be open between 9.30-4.00 and refreshments will be served all day. For details contact 01729 823867.


Lewis Birtwell will perform the music of Michael Buble and more at Settle Cricket Club on 24 August. The event starts at  8.45pm and tickets cost £5 via the club or the Naked Man or via  822171 or 825595.


Come along to see the cats and kittens at the Bentham and District Pet Rescue Open Day at The Chestnuts in Horton in Ribblesdale.  The group works across the whole district helping animals in distress.  The open day is a way of raising funds for their work and there will be a raffle, bric-a-brac stall, teddy tombola, bottle tombola, face painting, book stall and crafts. Admission is a £1 for adults and 50p for children and includes tea and biscuits.


The Craven Arms at Giggleswick is hosting a beer and music festival on 25 August, featuring locally brewed beers. Tickets cost £5 if pre-ordered, £6 on the day and include 3 taster half pints and a donation to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  There will be live music from The Duffers and from Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band as well as barbecue food available throughout the day and helicopter rides.


Settle Social Club is hosting a darts knock  out on 25 August with prize money totally £500 up for grabs!  Scratch time is 3pm and details are available from 07740178731. Entry is £2 and no current county players will be permitted.


A second hand book fair will be held at Victoria Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August from 10 am to 4pm.  Refreshments available.


The next film showing by Tramps at Victoria Hall will be the French classic “Manon des Sources”. This will be shown on 28 August at 7.45 and tickets cost £5.


St John’s Church Hall is hosting a blood donor session on August 29th.  The first session will run from 2.30- 4pm with a second session from 5-7.30pm. All donors are urged to make an appointment via 0300 123 2323. New donors are always required so please consider this seriously. Your gift today could make a big difference.


Do you have time to help raise funds for an organisation which does so much to support others when they most need help. Marie Curie Fundraisers in this area are always grateful to hear from people who are able to help them to raise funds. If you are able to help please contact Lucy Burnett on 01274 337017.


On 30 August Chris Bannister will be performing the music of John Denver.  There will be the premiere of “Coward” on 6 September, a play by Justsome Theatre Company showing a speculative view of the life of Noel Coward. On 8 September there will be an afternoon mandolin and voice workshop led by Simon Major and Hilary James between 2-4.30pm. This precedes an evening concert by the duo. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or


Join us on Thursday afternoons for handicrafts and a cuppa. Beginners and experienced crafters alike are welcome to come along for crafting activity and a chat. Bring your own project and benefit from shared ideas and the experienced tutor on hand. The group meets at Townhead Court on Thursdays from 2-4pm and costs 50p, with all proceeds going to charity.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to come along for a night at the races on 13 September when they hold a Horse Race Night at Langcliffe Institute. The first race will take place at 7.30pm and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children. Admission includes a pie and pea supper. There is no bar at this event but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.  For tickets please contact, 01729 822364/ 822959


Giggleswick Gazelles

Advance notice that to a special event for the Gazelles. On Friday Sept 20th the Gazelles will meet at 5.30 at Eshtons Pavilion, Raines Rd, Giggleswick. This will be followed by a trot to Gateway to Health in Settle to speak to fellow Gazelle and reflexologist Penny Lowe. Tea and cakes and then trot back to the pavilion. Full details are on her website The Gazelles is a beginners running group which  meets at 5.30-6.30pm, Eshtons Pavilion ever Friday. New members are always welcome and  tea and cakes are served after the run and the first session is free. For more information please contact Andy Mouncey 07799 063115 or Jill Eccleston 07955 342344


A weekend of fun, fresh air and exercise

Ladies of a certain age, and some gentlemen too, enjoyed a wonderful demonstration of Eygptian Dancing on 9th August at Holy Ascension.  Sue Miller, who was visiting the dales to see Rev John Bearpark and his wife Dorothy, happily agreed to “sing for her supper” by providing a workshop session.  A most accomplished dancer clad in a shimmering, authentic costume, Sue encouraged her audience to ‘have a go’.  Although there was a little reluctance at first but soon  everyone was clad in sparkling belts, amidst peals of laughter! This  was  followed by brief session to warm and stretch muscles  before the new recruits took to the floor.  Sue made the movements look very beautiful and controlled  – though the rest of those present felt that while some  managed a creditable performance, others may need a little more practice – which is why it is hoped that Sue can be persuaded to lead another workshop in 12 months time.  It was an excellent evening and the refreshments were most welcome after all the exercise and hilarity.

The fun on Friday evening was followed by more exercise on Sunday, although it was a pity that after all the wonderful summer weather there were some dark clouds on Sunday 11th August.  Everyone had been hoping and praying for sunshine for the Family Ramble & Treasure Hunt.  The theme for the 9.30am Family Service at Holy Ascension, that morning, was the ‘Marvellous Picnic’ based on the Bob Hartman version of the Feeding of the 5,000.  Homemade bread  – provided by Rev Hilary Young – and fish-shaped biscuits were shared during the service and there was plenty left over for the picnic at Knight Stainforth. A happy band of hikers from the 3 parishes  of Settle, Giggleswick and Wigglesworth with Rathmell  enjoyed a good walk up to Knight Stainforth following the ‘Dales Highway’ and thankfully the showers held off until after refreshments had been served.


settle parish church

Many thanks to everyone who supported the church through providing items for the Jane Tomlinson Walk For all lunches and teas, and to those who came along to the event. The church raised £200 for this cause as result of everyone’s support and help.

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