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Settle and District News – September 7th


At the September meeting award winning Andy Swinscoe gave a fascinating talk on Artisan Cheesemaking which included the history of cheesemaking since Viking times, his own experiences in the business, and tastings of mouth-watering cheeses. He was thanked by Joy Calvert. The Walking Group will meet in the Market Square on 25 September in time to catch the 9.30 bus to Skipton. Please telephone Pat Whitton if you plan to attend. There is no separate Lunch Club as Settle W.I. are joining Broughton W.I. for lunch on Wednesday 17 September at 1 pm at the Coniston Hotel. The next meeting will be at 2 pm on Wednesday 1 October when Linda Sawley will give a talk on the History of Shoes. There will also be a raffle.


Locally based, award winning wildlife photographers Tony and Carol Dilger are currently staging an exhibition of their work at The Gallery On The Green. Entitled  “Out of Africa and into the Dales” the exhibition will run from 30th August to 11th October 2014.


The newly established theatre group Take Two now meets on Mondays at 6.30pm at Victoria Hall. Please spread the word at get this show on the road!  For more details contact 01729 822330.


September at the hall continues to offer something for all tastes. With songs, music and stories  and a mixture of everything from classical music to klezmer by way of Russian sons, Parisian swing and Celtic fiddling Trio Gitan’s performance on September 12 promises to be a European voyage of discovery. Then on September 13th there will be the return of Lip Service Theatre with their production of the Hysterical Historical Show. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr, three outstanding musicians, come together to perform on September 19th and six piece blues band, The Stumble take to the stage on 20 September. In a special fundraising evening for Victoria Hall Jay Diggins, Plum Hall and friends take to the stage on September 26th. This is a free event with donations welcomed on exit.  West Yorkshire Savoyards return for their annual visit on 27th September in  their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s topsy-turvy love story, “Iolanthe”. On September 28th there will be a performance “From The Jam”, featuring members of the original group line up.  Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 825718.


There will be a whist drive at Langcliffe Institute on 12 September at 7.30pm. There will be a raffle for church funds during the evening.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged a number of guided  walks for the coming weekend  The first on 13 September is a strenuous walk of 13 miles  following the line from Langwathby to Armathwaite. This leaves Langwathby at 11.01. A moderately strenuous 11 mile walk from Garsdale to Hawes linking with the service bus will also take place on September 13th leaving Garsdale at 10.21. At 9.58 on September 13 a 10 mile moderate walk from Horton in Ribblesdale to Settle will commence.  Meanwhile at 11.04 a Settle circular walk via Catrigg Force will leave Settle station.  This is a 7 mile moderate walk.  Booking in advance is not required for these walks but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact


Bookings is now underway for this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls” at Victoria Hall. Performances will take place every evening of the week commencing 27 October with a matinee on 1st November.  Tickets are obtainable via Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718. Family concession tickets of £2 are available.


On September 14th there will be a promenade production of the acclamed “Tunstill’s Men”.  A poignant tale of local young men sent off to war, Tunstill’s Men is an accomplished piece created and performed by students and staff from Aireville School, Skipton. The true story of a recruiting campaigner during World War I is brought to life in this promenade performance through the Craven streets a century after the events that changed the lives of men and women in the district forever. Meet at Holy Ascension church), 5.15pm. Tickets for this event are available via Victoria Hall on 01729 825718.


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm, starting on 8th September. Newcomers are very welcome. For more information visit our website or ring (01729) 823777.


A reminder that the Hatha Yoga sessions are now running once more at Settle Primary SchoolThe group meets on Mondays between 7.30-9pm or on Wednesdays between 7.30-9pm. Sessions cost £7, payable in blocks of six and there are 12 sessions per term.  All levels, including beginners, are welcome. For details contact 07947027188.


September 11th is the date for the new season of Scottish Dancing sessions at St John’s Church Hall.  Sessions run from 7.30-9.30 and beginners are welcome. There is no need for a partner, simply come along and join in. For details contact 01524241451.


The next big breakfast will take place on Saturday 13 September 2014, 8.30am at a new venue, St Mary & St Michael Church Hall, Tillman Close, Settle. This means that there will be more space so you can invite friends but please remember to help the cooks plan the food requirements by booking your places by Thurs 11 Sept –  or you may go hungry ! This month’s guest speaker is Jo Wulf.

Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Breakfast costs £3.00. Contact 01729 825285 to book your place at the Settle Big Breakfast


Visit the Folly for free on Sunday the 14th September  when the Folly will be part of the national Heritage  Open Days . This year is the 20th Anniversary these events and  the Folly will be open from 12.30 to 4.30 pm completely free of charge. There are 2 temporary exhibitions currently in place – War Beckons – which tells the story of North Cravens response to the outbreak of WW1 and ‘Journeys through a Family Archive’  which charts the life and times of the Riley and Green families who came to Settle in the 1800’s . In our permanent Railway room we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the saving of the Settle /Carlisle Railway line and  have a collection loaned by the late Derek Soames’s family of fascinating memorabilia, drawings by Sarah Hutton Artist in residence at the Settle/Carlisle Railway and  photographs by Simon Whalley, photographer for the line. In addition there will lots of family activities: the longest train ever built in Settle is still under construction and there will be more flower pots  available for decoration as well as quizzes and trails following Molly and Basil the Folly mice around the museum.


The next meeting will take place on 15 September at Townhead Court at 7.30pm. The speaker for the evening will be group member, Tony Crossland who will talk on the subject of Time Lapse Photography. The theme for the evening’s gallery is “A postcard from…”


Three Peaks for Palestine present the 2012 Academy Award nominated film “Five Broken Cameras” on 17 September at Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm. The film was predominantly shot by a Palestinian farmer and co-directed by Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. It is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval


Settle library in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council will be hosting an IT session to assist people to search the archives in order to find their relatives and find out more about their involvement in the events of WW1. This will run from 10-12 on September 19th at Settle Library. The session cost £2 and booking is essential as are basic computer knowledge and skills.


You’re never too young to dance! Victoria Hall will host a brand new class for preschool children and their parents/guardians on Wednesday mornings from 9.30- 10.15am. Using props and fun music Baby Boogie includes  dancing of various styles and helps the children who attend to develop poise, balance, coordination, rhythm, flexibility, social skills and confidence.  A great first step into the dancing world! Classes commence17th September and further details are available from Alison King School of Dance  on 01729 840118.  Dancing is good for adults too and a great way to get fit! Now there are two more classes to try. Settle Primary School is the venue for Saturday morning sessions. From 10.30-11.30 try Adult Cheerdance or for fitness and dance rolled into one, why not try Fitsteps, between 11.30-12.15. Both classes are suitable for all levels.


The next messy church will take place on 21 September at St John’s Hall between 3.30-5.30pm. There will be crafts, music and worship as well as a hot meal. The theme for the session will be “Community”. Messy Church welcomes all ages and denominations.


On September 24 there will be a showing of “Monsieur Lazhar” at Victoria Hall. This will be in French with English subtitles.  The film tells the story of an Algerian immigrant who comes to teach at a school in Canada. Doors open 7.15 and show commences 7.45. Tickets £5.


The college will be holding an open day on September 25th. This provides an opportunity for prospective students and their families to find out more about the ethos of the college and to see the college functioning. The daytime sessions will run from 9-10.45am and from 11.30-12.15. The evening session will run from 6-8pm with a speech by the headteacher at 6.30pm.


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall in Settle on Saturday, October 4th.The dance will run from 8pm to 11.30pm. All proceeds from this event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.  Please let us know by Friday 3rd if you can attend by contacting  01729 824038/ 823259



Advance notice that Settle Rotary , in conjunction with Booths Supermarket, will be staging a wine tasting evening entitled “Wines from Around the World.” The event will be staged at Victoria Hall on 4 October and will provide a chance to sample a range of wines – a perfect way to make some decisions for the festive period. There will also be a chance to sample cheeses also.  The event will run from 7-9.30pm and tickets cost £10, including first 5 tastings.  Money raised from the event will support the Rotary Water Aid for Syria appeal. Tickets available from Rotarians and via  01729 830299.



As part of the Heritage Open day programme Giggleswick School chapel will be open to members of the public on 13th and 14th September.  The chapel will be open between 11-5 on Saturday with musical recitals at 10am, noon and 2pm. On Sunday the chapel will be open between 1-4pm with recitals at noon and 2pm.


The new season for the Leisure Sports Club will commence on 10 September. The group meet at Catterall Hall between 7.30-9.15 each week and play a range of sports including indoor volley ball, hockey, touch rugby and netball. Sessions cost £3. For details contact 07880723528.


The new season starts with Jillian Haslam as guest speaker at the Gigg Lecture on September 12th. This will commence at 7pm and the theme will be “Indian. English”. Jillian Haslam was born in India to English parents and is her story of growing up in the squalor of post- colonial Calcutta. On Thursday 18 September  at 7.15 the theatre hosts the annual Northern Garden Lecture. The speaker this year is Xa Tollemache who will talk on the theme “A Garden Well Placed: A designer’s harmony between house and garden”.  Community Cinema will present “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, on 21 September at 3.30pm. Please note this is a U certificate film suitable for all ages.  The second Gigg lecture will take place on 25 September when the speaker will be Iby Knill who will speak on the topic of surviving the holocaust. Iby worked for the resistance in Hungary and was sent to Auschwitz as political prisoner. She now chairs the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association’s Education Committee. Details of tickets and booking for all events via 01729 893180 or


A reminder that the 14th Ingleton Folk Weekend will take place in and around the Village from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October. The venues included this year are: The Marton Arms, The Falls Cafe, The Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Wheatsheaf Hotel, the Old Hill Inn, The Station Inn and the Methodist Church Hall. A wide range of artists both local, and from further afield will be taking part and this year guests appearing over the weekend are: Bill Adair, Marie Little, Causton & Walker, Errol & Leslie Kirkpatrick, Nick Brooker, Peter Taylor, Karin Grandal-Park, Keystone Acoustic, DIAL, Chrysocolla, Jeff Stewart, Zeke Deighton, Dogwatch, Acoustic Legacy, The Duncan McFarlane Band, David Burbidge and The Coppersmiths. The Festival is absolutely FREE with no up-front tickets or bookin and people are invited to just turn up & enjoy!! There will be a regular bus service to all the outlying Venues for the duration of the Festival with a small charge levied per trip. The full official Programme is available to download at and any further information that may be required can be obtained from the Festival Office located in the car park of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Main Street, Ingleton, open from 11am on Friday 3rd October

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