Settle Town Logo
  • News
  • Settle Area Snippets

Settle Area Snippets


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 1 the film will be “Hairspray”, a PG certificate. The film on August 8th will be “Dirty Dancing”, a 12 certificate.


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.  Looking ahead, on 7 August there will be the first of a series of summer family activities when the Folly hosts “Our Street Party”. Families are invited to come along and add a picture to the frieze of a street party scene. The event runs from 2-4pm and donations of 50p towards the costs of materials would be gratefully received.


A new exhibition is now open at the Gallery  featuring 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”.


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.


On Saturday 28 July there will be a Strawberry Coffee Morning at The Friends Meeting House, Settle, from 10am to 12 noon.  Home-made cakes and biscuits will also be for sale. It is hoped that this event will be well supported as it is our main fundraiser to pay for the Federation Newsletters. The next meeting is on Wednesday,  1 August, when members of the Poetry Group will provide the entertainment.  The competition is for a flower arrangement for a favourite poet.


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.


The next charity dance will be held on August 4 and all proceeds will go to Manorlands. The dance will commence at 8pm and will be held at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church Hall in Kirkgate. Please note both the change of venue and start time. To book a place please contact 01729 823259 by Thursday August 2nd.


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 and the service will commence at 3pm. 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.


Settle and Giggleswick Mother’s Union invite you to join them for tea and cakes on Wednesday 8 August, 2pm – 4pm at the Friends Meeting House.  All money raised to the ‘Wheels Appeal’.


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.


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.


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.



The school has enjoyed a very busy term  and activities continued right up to the end with a wonderful production of “Oink!”, which involved forty three pupils in total and was held at the Richard Whiteley Theatre at Giggleswick School. Many, many thanks to Mike Offland for his all his help with the stage, lighting and sound. Those who attended ‘Oink!’ thoroughly enjoyed the experience and commented on the pupils’ confidence and talents, their acting, word-learning, comic timing and singing, as well as the effective props and costumes. Thanks also to the Staff and voluntary helpers worked hard to create some effective props and costume additions, as well as encourage pupils with their word-learning and their acting and provide help backstage.  The recent visitors from Banyuls Sur Mer would also like to thank everyone who made their visit so enjoyable. Class 3 pupils, in particular, looked after the girls so well during the week and worked hard on their French/English activities, achieving some amazing results. The visitors were so impressed with our school and were touched by the kindness shown by everyone within our school community. On Friday, the school  hosted a Jacob’s Join for our school community and extended the invitation to members of Settle Twinning Association. It was attended by over 80 people, which was an amazing turn-out and included a performance of ‘Fussy Freda’ by the French girls; a game of Bingo, organised by Mrs Lambert, with help from Oliver Nash who translated the numbers into French; some singing performed by our pupils with the French girls (including some songs in French) and the evening culminated with playing in the park. In the end of term assembly Thomas, Nell and Connie were presented with special certificates in recognition of being the only pupils in the school with 100% attendance. Effort certificates were also awarded to pupils in each class who collected the most most Well Done stickers and Achievers of the Week certificates in their year group. Community involvement certificates were awarded to the pupils in each year group who has shown commitment to and involvement in community events and School sports partnership also awarded certificates for participation in school sports activities. There were also special certificates for those pupils who have shown the greatest involvement in extra-curricular activities.  Congratulations to all pupils for their wonderful achievements this year.


St Alkelda’s invite you to join them for afternoon tea at Rose Cottage, Giggleswick (formerly the home of Russell Harty) on 4 August. This will run from 2.30-5pm with teas costing £3.50. All welcome.

More News Articles

  1. self-learning

    What is English tuition for tourists and why is it important to study here? If you are going to the UK to study English, it is not unreasonable to keep in mind a list of basic questions to which you should look for an answer. Where? For whom? For what? Is there a difference in […]

    Read More
  2. What is learning

    Self-education: a family contract, a broken record? Interviewer. Good afternoon, dear ladies and gentlemen! In today’s article, the name of which is familiar to you almost by heart, we will talk about one type of self-education, which is called family education. We can say with confidence that family education is a very complex and capacious […]

    Read More
  3. Events in Settle - July on

    Events in Settle – July on

    Events  1.  Thurs 30 June: Last Settle Scottish Dancing Class for this term. . 7.30pm to 10pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle. Party night. Classes recommence on September 8th there will be a series of Beginners Classes starting. at 7pm St John’s Church Hall, Settle BD24 9JH: 2.   Fri 1 July: First day of the month “Walk for the climate” Malham Tarn Fen. 1.5 […]

    Read More