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Settle and Area Local news 3rd july


This weekend there will be 3 guided railway walks taking place. On Saturday 8 July there  is a walk from Ingleton to Ribblehead. This is a 12 mile strenuous walk leaving Giggleswick Station at 9.25. This then uses a service bus to link to Ingleton to commence the walk. Also on Saturday there is the second in the “Walk the Line” walks. This is a 13 mile moderately strenuous walk from Armathwaite, leaving at 11.15. The walk will then take in the Longdales, Ruckcroft , Staffield, Kirkoswald,  Long Meg, Little Salkeld ,  Winskill, and conclude at Langwathby.  On Sunday 9 July there will be a Swaledale walk from Gunnerside to Muker. This is an 8 mile  strenuous walk leaving Ribblehead at 10.28 and making use of a service bus to Gunnerside and to return to Ribblehead from Muker at the conclusion of the walk. Please note that the usual fares are payable on all service bus routes.  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



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 Victoria Hall trustees will be holding their AGM on Thursday 13th July 2017 at 7.30pm. All friends, volunteers and supporters are most 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. 


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.



Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for their Coffee Morning at The Old Court House on Station Road on Saturday July 8th between 10.00am to 12.30pm. A warm welcome is guaranteed and there will be Fresh Ground Coffee / Tea  as well as Home made Cakes  and Scones available. All welcome



Our Annual General Meeting will be held in Victoria Hall on Thursday 13th July at 6.30pm. On Saturday 15 July, between 2.30-4.30pm  we are holding “A Strawberry and cream Garden Party” at Studfold House Lower Studfold. Tickets £5 from members or pay on the day.





A reminder that flowerpots displays can now be placed around the town  by groups, businesses and individuals and that the Flowerpot trail sheets 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. The Folly Coffee House is now open from 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am – 4.30 on Sunday and serves a wide selection of meals, snack, drinks and homemade cakes, all served in a lovely, relaxing and friendly environment. We are also very proud to reintroduce Settle’s first Temperance Bar since the 19th Century and have the perfect selection of non-alcohol tonics to refresh and invigorate. All the proceeds from the coffee house will go  straight back in to maintaining and supporting this wonderful building



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.



There is still time to catch th current exhibition at The Gallery on the Green featuring work  by Tom Palin  which runs 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. Following on from this there will be a return to the gallery of Jim des Rivières, The Mothman, who  photographs moths around the world. Using a desktop scanner instead of a camera, he directly captures high-resolution digital images of moths which reveal their intricate wing patterns and colours. By putting moths under a spotlight, Jim raises awareness of these important, but lesser-known, building blocks of our ecosystem. This follow-on to his Gallery on the Green show in Summer 2010 includes 28 moth species representing a tiny cross-section of the moth species found in the immediate locale of the photographer’s home in Ottawa, Canada.


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 community and business hub is hosting a session on July 14th aimed at raising awareness of how to write effective press releases. The session runs from 9.30-11.30 and will be led by Jane Ellison Bates and cost £20. For details contact 07977 040321


Churches together in Settle and District are holding a day of healing talks, workshops and prayer on 8 July at St Mary and St Michael Church. This will commence at 10 am and run till 4pm. Tea and coffee will be available but participants are requested to bring their own lunch.  The event will be led by Sr Maria Natella



Two hundred pounds  from the profits from the lunches on  Tuesday 11th July, along with any cash donations on the day, will be donated to  Jack’s Journey – Brain Tumour Research and Support (BTRS).  Information about the charity is available from the leaflets in Church.  Lunches are served every Tuesday between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. A huge thank you to everyone who supported church at the Langcliffe Teas event on June 18th. The profit was £345.  Looking ahead,  on Friday 21st July there will be a  Puddings, Poems and Plonk evening  at 7.00 pm.   Tickets cost £5 per person.  Come along and enjoy a range of puddings, and either listen to or recite one of your favourite poems, while relaxing with a drink!   Tickets available from members of the Events Working Group



The Mothers’ Union of the Diocese of Leeds, of which Settle and Giggleswick branch is a part,  have sent £500 to the Grenfell Tower Appeal to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.  The Diocese of London is planning to offer “Away From It All” holidays ‘once things have settled down a bit’. 





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 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



The church invite you to join them at their garden part in Rose Cottage Garden on Saturday July 15th at 2.00 pm. There will be stalls and refreshments as well as entertainment by Giggleswick primary school country dancers. All proceeds will go to the church



Giggleswick Horticultural Show is keen to attract more entries in all Classes. This is an Open Show so anyone can enter and, with nearly 150 Classes, there is scope for young and old to join in. It costs just 20p and entries only have to be made on Mon/Tues 7/8 August at Giggleswick Parish Rooms, 7-8.30pm. There are classes for Vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Culinary, Decorative, Art, Handicrafts and Photography. There are also nearly 40 different children’s classes and Prizes of £1, 50p and 25p in each children’s class. Schedules listing all the Classes and containing Entry Forms are available at Giggleswick Tuck Shop, Lamberts News Settle, and Settle Tourist Information Centre, or from Mrs Ruth Dugdale, Borrins Farm, Stackhouse.On the day of the Show, Sat 12th August, exhibits have to be staged between 8.30 and 10.15am. The Show, which is inside Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion, opens to the public at 1.30pm so even if you haven’t made an entry please come along to see that “Giggleswick has Talent”! Admission is only £1.50, and free for children , there are excellent homemade refreshments available, and at the end of the Show there is an Auction of many of the Exhibits so you can bid for a prizewinning leek or cake to take home. Last year the Society made donations totalling £900 to Cave Rescue, 1st Castleberg Scouts, Manorlands, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Settle Swimming Pool, so come along for a grand afternoon out and help us raise even more this year.

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