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Settle Area News July 15th

The iconic TRIMPHONE:  celebration of a much-loved telephone in Settle’s Gallery On The Green
TRIMPHONE is the title of a bijou-scale multimedia exhibition by artist and print-maker Helen Peyton to open shortly at Settle’s Gallery On The Green. TRIMPHONE will be the latest triumph in Helen’s 2012 roller-coaster of successes, following this year’s TV appearances and selection once again for London’s annual Royal Academy exhibition, plus a run of recent exhibitions in the northern region with galleries snapping up prints for their permanent collections. TRIMPHONE will use new technology in Settle’s famous phone-box gallery to present another sample of Helen’s trademark retro-style iconography, both on-screen and by cleverly utilising the gallery’s unique ‘hanging space’.


Helen says, “In itself an iconic image, the telephone box was my first idea for a print. But it was too literal to do a linocut of the box itself, so I looked at telephones, especially those in public collections because this links into my residency at Skipton Museum which is entitled ‘Helen Peyton’s Extraordinary Exhibition’. My subjects are always items in public collections that have very personal resonances;  domestic or daily-life objects which elicit nostalgic or emotional responses from people; things which have very personal, intimate associations – perhaps because they denote family, or special friends, or home comforts.”

Did your household have a Trimphone? Have you twirled the plastic coil of its receiver around your fingers? Revisit your Trimphone in Settle!


The exhibition will open on Saturday 21st July 2012 and run until the end of August 2012 (check website) at the Gallery on the Green, Upper Settle. Full details of how to find the Gallery can be found through Settle Tourist Information Centre or on the website

Swimming Pool Paper Collection

More volunteers are needed to help with stacking paper in the containers – please talk to the people at the containers if you can spare any time to help.


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 is still time to catch the current exhibition at the gallery, which runs until 21 July.  Entitled “Celebrating Settle” it features memorabilia and photographs of past royal jubilee and coronation festivities in Settle from 1887-1953.  The new exhibition opening on 21 July will feature the work of local artist/printmaker and drawing instructor Helen Peyton, including Monoprint and lino reduction prints.





Thanks to everyone who supported the recent Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union Market Stall. We sold out of cakes & preserves and raised over £190 for the ‘Wheels Appeal’ . If you missed out on the home-baking there’s another opportunity to enjoy tea and cakes on Wednesday 8 August, 2pm – 4pm at the Friends Meeting House.  All money raised to the ‘Wheels Appeal’.




There will be an opportunity to find out more about one of Settle’s famous sons, by undertaking the Tot Lord Trail. This guided walk around the town will meet outside Lamberts at 6pm on 19 July. The walk takes around 90 minutes and costs £3.50 with proceeds going to the East African Famine Appeal. For further information contact 015242 42414.



There will be a coffee morning at The Old Courthouse on Saturday July 21 from 10am to 12.30. All welcome.



Settle Social Club is the venue for a night of traditional folk music with local musicians and floor singers on 21 July. The music starts at 9pm and admission is free with all welcome to come along and share tunes or simply join in the choruses!



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 July 25 the film is the U certificate 1954 musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.  On August 1 the film will be “Hairspray”, a PG certificate.




Settle Bowling Club are running a “Non-bowlers” doubles competition on Sunday, 29 July starting at 11.30am. This competition will be known as “The Novice Shield” , sponsored by Settle Social Club, and is open to players of any age, but specifically non-bowlers only. Entry is £5 per pair. Cash prizes for first, second and third. Bowling woods are supplied by the club.  Anyone wishing to enter please contact: John Chambers on 01729 825783 or “Tiger” at Settle Social Club. This a fun competition and all are welcome.



There will be a strawberry coffee morning between 10-12 at Friends meeting House, Kirkgate on 28 July. There will also be cakes and produce on sale. All welcome.



Settle Social Club is hosting a “Soul in the Dales” night on 29 July from 8.30-1am. The DJs will be Les Beck and Sean Millward with a number of guest DJs also taking turns.



Chipmonks is running a holiday club during the summer based at Settle Primary School. The club will be open to children aged between 5-0 years and will run for 3 weeks from 6 August. There will be a range of activities during this period and costs will be £20 per day for the period of 9am- 3pm or £27.50 per day for the extended period of 8am-5.30pm. For further details contact 01729 822370.



Churches Together in Settle and District will be holding a songs of praise afternoon on 5 August at Settle Parish Church. This will take place outdoors if fine, indoors if wet! All are welcome. 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.



On 11 August there will be a trip to see the mystery plays in York. Tickets are no longer available for the plays but there are still 4 seats available for anyone who would simply like to come along to enjoy a day sight-seeing / shopping.  Leaving Settle at 9am and returning at 6pm approx. Fare £8.00. Please contact Edith Diggles, if you’d like to book a seat, tel: 825285.




Congratulations to Y5 pupils who took part in the cluster schools’ Y5s ‘Get Together’ at Long Preston Primary School. The visit provided further opportunities for our pupils to work with Y5s from other schools, in preparation for moving into Y6 and more such ‘get togethers’ are planned for next year. Well done also to all Class 3 pupils who took part in the recent Overnight Camp and to Mrs. Thompson for helping with the event and Mrs. Lambert for ordering all the food. Behaviour was excellent and all participants (including the staff!) thoroughly enjoyed the 25th Overnight Camp in our school! Classes 2 and 3  also recently enjoyed a very successful study visit to Blackpool Zoo. At the recent instumentalists concert every pupil in Classes 2 and 3 took part in our four orchestra pieces and they all concentrated and played really well. This year, we included a piece which some of the more experienced instrumentalists had composed to harmonise with the main tune and it sounded great! Also, as our Y5 pupils have developed their instrumental skills so well during the year, they had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Williams in their own Y5 ensemble and they performed a piece called Beppo, which was a great success! In addition to these pieces, all pupils who have been having instrumental lessons, performed on their instruments and they showed confidence and skill. Well done to all participants! This week the school welcomed a group of visitors from Settle’s twin town – Banyuls-sur-mer. They enjoyed a meal at the school where they were greeted with decorated tables and were then thrilled to find a ‘welcome’ card, designed and made by KS2 pupils, on each of their beds in Carr House, Giggleswick School, which is where they are staying all week. A number of activities have been arranged, including a Jacobs join buffet on Friday and a an informal get together with other members of Settle Twinning Association.






The Wainwright Society

Press Release


The Wainwright Society 2013 Calendar


The Wainwright Society is pleased to announce that the 2013 Calendar has just been published and is now on sale.  Once again, the format includes photographs taken by Society members, together with line drawings and quotations from the works of Alfred Wainwright.  For the past three years, the calendar has completely sold out raising thousands of pounds for our designated charities!


The calendar features twelve stunning landscape photographs of the Lake District.  All profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to Cumbria Wildlife Trust for the Uplands for Juniper project, which is the Society’s main beneficiary in 2012.


The price of the calendar has been held at £10 including p&p.  The calendar can be purchased direct from the Society website using PayPal.  Details are on the Society website:


Uplands for Juniper Project

The Lake District has more extensive stands of juniper than anywhere else in England.  Sadly, a decline in the use and management of juniper in recent years, coupled with reduced seed production of older plants and overgrazing of young saplings has taken its toll on the viability of juniper to continue to flourish in its natural habitat.


The project aims to survey the 231 identified juniper sites in order to establish the condition and extent of juniper.  Following the survey practical steps will be taken to improve the condition of existing juniper sites, expand juniper woodland sites and create new stands through planting locally sourced saplings.


Derek Cockell

Press & Publicity Officer

The Wainwright Society

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