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Settle and Area news 22nd feb


The are 3 walks arranged for the coming weekend, all taking place on 28 February. The first is a Kirkby Stephen circular walk via Birkett Fell. This departs from Kirkby Stephen at 10.34 and is a 10 mile moderate walk. The second walk also is a circular walk around Kirkby Stephen and departs from the station at 10.21 and is a 9 mile moderate walk via Merrygill and Podgill viaducts. The third walk is on the Morecambe line and is a circular walk around Grange leaving at the station at 10.24. This is a 10 mile moderate walk.Booking in advance is not required but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact


The last opportunity to view the snowdrops at Austwick Hall will be on  28 February and 1March. The grounds are open from noon till 4pm and there is a charge of £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free. Refreshments will be available.


This year’s Lent course of study run by Churches Together in Settle and District will take place on Wednesday evenings at Settle Parish Church and will follow Praise Him The York Lent Course. Meetings will take place every Wednesday and will run from 7.30- 9pm with refreshments available from 7.15pm. Participants are requested to bring a bible.


February 27 sees the return of Henry Priestman to Victoria Hall for a special gig to celebrate the launch of his Live DVD “Settle Down”, which was filmed on his last visit to the Victoria Hall in 2014. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


The second of this month’s musical events takes place on February 28th. This will be the debut of singer/songwriter Becky Mills at Poppies. For details contact 07932 182293


The next meeting will take place at 7.30 on March 2nd and will be entitled “How close do you want to be?” and will be a talk by Rod Smith looking at the world of close up and macro photography. This will be followed by a talk by John-Cooper Smith on how he uses the healing tool and the dust and scratches filter in photoshop.


The meeting at 2 pm on Wednesday 4 March is the A.G.M. which will be followed by the much anticipated entertainment from the Drama Group. There will also be a raffle. Please note that this meeting and those in April and May will be in the Catholic Church Hall.


Looking ahead the women’s world day of prayer service this year will be held on 6 March at 7.30pm at St John’s. The theme will be praying for the Bahamas. All welcome.


The next dance will be on Saturday March 7th with the proceeds going to Settle Swimming Pool. The dance will be held at St Mary and St Michael hall at 8pm. For details or to book a place contact 01729 823259 /824038.


The first of this year’s fairs will take place at Victoria Hall on 7 March. The fairs will then take place on the first Saturday in the month.  Open from 10am to 3pm the fairs feature handmade items by local artisans.


Looking ahead on  Tuesday 10 March at 7.30pm Langcliffe Village Institute  there will be a talk on mapping local disputes in Tudor and Stuart times entitled “To make a true and perfecte plotte”. The  speaker will be Dr Bill Shannon. Visitors are welcome, cost £2.


The next messy church will take place at St John’s Church Hall on 15 March from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. There will be a chance for families to enjoy craft activities, worship and a shared meal together.



This evening, 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.

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