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Settle and District News 5th August 2012


This is the last week to catch the exhibition at Linton Court gallery. “Art and the Garden” will run until August 11. The gallery is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 11am and 4pm.


There will be a social morning for a coffee and chat on 9 August at Victoria Hall to allow members old and new to enrol for the 2012-2013 new year. The session will run from 10.30 onwards and is a chance to renew membership or to find out more about U3A activities in the area.


There will be plenty of opportunity to find out more about one of the town’s most colourful citizens during the month as there will be four Tot Lord guided tours of Settle taking place every Thursday evening in August. Commencing at 6.00 outside the Town Hall, opposite Lambert’s. There is a charge £3.50 per person, with all proceeds going to the West African Famine Appeal.



Organisers for a reunion scheduled for students from Settle High School who were in the intake year 1958 and 1959 are seeking your help! The event is to take place at Settle Cricket Club on 29 September from 3pm onwards. A pie and pea meal is planned and the event will cost £5. However, at present the organisers have not managed to contact everyone and have a particular problem tracing some of the girls as many have married and so the surname has changed. They are appealing to anyone who may be in touch with any ex-students from these year groups – they might be family or friends who have moved out of the area – to pass the message on so that as many as possible can come along to the event. The people in question will now be in their sixties and it thought that those who moved away may still have other family members in the area or may be visiting the town over the summer. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact 01729 822988 or 01535 692018.


A new exhibition will open at the 3 Peaks Gallery in Settle Market Place on 12 August. Entitled “The Shipping Forecast” the exhibition will run to the 31st August and is a series of images reflecting on trawlermen and their way of life.


There are currently two exhibitions showing at the Folly. The first is ‘Time to Celebrate’ and the second is Victoria Cave Revisited’. Opening times: Tues. 10.30-4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun and Bank Holidays 12.30-4.30.For further information check the website at or ring 01729 822893 for more information. There are also two themed events at the Folly this month. The first is on Tuesday Aug 14 between 2.00-4.00pm.’You’ve been Framed!’ is a family activity day where there will be an opportunity to decorate a frame for your self portrait. On Saturday Aug 31 at 7.30pm, ‘Along the Settle & Carlisle’ will be staged. This is an evening of poetry and pictures with Alan Daltrey and Nick Jones Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893. There is limited seating for this event so book early to avoid disappointment


There will be two music workshops this month. The first is on 15 August and is a chance for violinists to improve their skills. This is open to all over the age of 10 working at grade 1 or above. The workshop will run from 2-4.30pm at Langcliffe Institute. The second workshop will take place on 22 August at Langcliffe Institute and will offer a taste of Samba drumming for beginners. This is open to all ages. The cost for either workshop is £15 for adults and £10 for under 14s and places can be reserved via Settle Music or by contacting 01729 825838.


The current exhibition at the Gallery features the work of local artist/printmaker and drawing instructor Helen Peyton, including Monoprint and lino reduction prints. Appropriately for a telephone box the theme is “The Trimphone”.


Over the summer months Victoria Hall, in conjunction with TRAMPS, will be showing films every week. Films start at 7pm and tickets cost £5. On August 15 the 15 certificate rock classic, “Pink Floyd – The Wall”. On August 22nd the film will be the family classic “The Wizard of Oz.”


The group has also arranged a free holiday club for children aged between 5-11 years. This will take place at St John’s Hall on August 14-16 between 10am and noon each day. The theme is “On Your Marks” and there will be a wide range of activities for children to enjoy. Booking is not necessary and further details are available from 01729 823537.


President Joy Calvert gave a big thank you to all who contributed to the Strawberry Coffee Morning on 28 July: more than £200 profit was made. Members of the Poetry Group presented a very enjoyable entertainment which was followed by tea with scones and jam, and the winner of the competition ‘A flower arrangement for a Favourite Poet’ was Joy Calvert. The Walking Group will meet on Thursday 16 August to take the 10.52 ‘bus to Horton-in-Ribblesdale and will walk the Ribble Way to Stainforth in time to catch the ‘bus back to Settle. The first meeting of the Art Group will be on Tuesday 4 September in the Friends’ Meeting House, 2 – 4pm. The next meeting of The Drama Group is on Monday 17 September at Doris Robinson’s. The Ingleborough Group Show takes place on Saturday 22 September. The closing date for individual entry forms is 4 September. The Autumn Shopping Trip on Wednesday 21 November will be to Newcastle and Gateshead, leaving Whitefriars car park at 8am. The cost is £14 and the trip is open to family and friends. Maureen Hargrave offered to clean people’s oven racks in return for a donation to Settle Parish Church. (To donate telephone 01729 823380). The next meeting is on Wednesday 5 September when the speaker will be Isobel Stirk whose subject is The Brontes. There will also be a Bring and Buy Sale.


2012 sees Settle Photographic Group mount its fourth Town Trail and Annual Exhibition. Members of the Group will be displaying the best of their pictures in Settle shops from 18th – 29th August and then in a St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick, from 1st – 9th September. The exhibition in the church will be open from 9-5.30 each day. As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from leaping salmon to flowers to steam trains to mountains! The Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to St Alkelda’s Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. Something new this year will be a display of pictures from Banyuls PhotoClub, our twin town in south west France. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm at Town Head Court in Settle. Every month there is a photographic challenge when members have the chance to show two of the pictures they have taken that month on the chosen theme and to see what others have achieved. There is also either a visiting speaker or an in-house event to help members with their photography in some way – and these sessions help everyone whether they are beginners or very experienced photographers. Everyone is welcome whether a member or not. Find out more at or from Rod Smith on 01729 860520 or Gill Pinkerton on 015242 41397.


On Sunday 19 August during the Walk for All Walking Festival in the Yorkshire Dales there will be refreshments available in the church from 11.30 am onwards. All families, friends, supporters and walkers and members of the local community are invited to come along and enjoy teas and cakes in the church – and grounds, if warm – with all profits going to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Coffee and light lunches are also available every Tuesday in the church.


On 25 August the Friends are holding an all sorts market at the hall. This will run from 9.30-4pm and home-made refreshments will be served. On 27 August there will be a book fair at the hall. Again this will run from 9.30-4pm and home-made refreshments will be served. Admission to this event is 60p. For details please contact 01729 823867


Cosmic Corner is seeking like minded individuals to come together on a monthly basis for discussions, films, trips relating to matters spiritual and paranormal. Meetings run from 7.45 – 10.30 approx with people congregating from 7.15 onwards. Refreshments provided and meetings cost £3 to cover costs. Past topics have included alternative therapies, UFO’s, ghosts and paranormal experiences and tarot. If you are interested then come along to our next get together on 3 September, contact 01729 824659 for details.


A most enjoyable day was held at Settle Bowling Club on Sunday, 29 July 2012. Settle Social Club kindly donated the “Novice Shield”, which was played for by non-bowlers of any age. After a round robin competition, the first semi-final was between David and Nathan Bullock ( father and 9 year old son ) and John and John Ormerod (father and 13 year old son). A keen game but the Bullocks ran out their opponents 14 x15 after 11 ends. The second semi-final was between Martin Scaife and Steven Monks and Tony Cawthorne and David Cook, who after 11 ends were 8 points each. A deciding end led off by Monksy left the game wide open, but Scaife followed it up to leave both his bowls on the jack and win the game 10×8. In the final Monksy and Scaife showed their experience by beating David and Nathan Bullock 14×4, after 11 ends. It was Scaife’s third successive win and Monksy’s second successive win. John Chambers presented the prizes, which were kindly returned by all the winners for club funds. A bottle of whisky was won by Steven Monks, for being the nearest to the jack in a mass bowl off. A very big thank you goes to the Club’s tea ladies, who prepared and served light refreshments and pie and peas all day. Also, to all the members who scored, measured and supported the event. But the biggest thank you goes to the competitors, who played the game with great enthusiasm and friendly banter. The format of the competition was indeed a success and will be repeated next year.



The 71st annual show will take place on August 11 at the Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion. The show opens to the public at 1.30pm with the official opening ceremony at 2pm. This year the show will be opened by Ethne Bannister of Coniston Hall. There are a wide range of classes in the show and copies of the schedule are now available from shops in Settle.

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