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Settle Local News 11th August 2014


The group are holding their enrollment session on 14 August at 10.30am at Victoria Hall. There will be a chance to chat over coffee and catch up with friends and to find out about the activities on offer for the new term.


Flowerpot trail and quiz sheets are still available from outlets across the town until the end of the month. Sheets cost £1 and are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre, Lay of the Land, Lamberts newsagents, The Playbarn, The House that Jack Built, Speight and Watsons, Sweet Corner and The Folly. The trail will run throughout August.


Settle Photographic Group trail of photos is now in place in local shop windows and will remain in place until August 20th.  This year there are about 90 pictures to hunt down and look at. They are all centred around the middle of Settle and maps can be obtained free of charge from the TIC, and some local shops, or downloaded from Following the Town Trail, at the Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday to Monday, there will be the Annual Settle Photographic Group Exhibition. This will once again be in the Village Hall in Clapham. There is free entry daily from 11am to 5pm and refreshments will be available.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged 4 guided  walks for August 16th.  The first is a Garsdale Circular walk via Cotter End. This is an 8 mile moderate walk which leaves Garsdale at 10.35. There will also be an opportunity to walk the line in the stretch from Appleby to Langwathby. This is a 13 mile strenuous walk which departs from Appleby at 10.47am. The Kirkby Stephen circular route will also be walked and involves a 13 mile moderately strenuous route leaving Kirkby Stephen at 10.34, Meanwhile on the Morecambe line there will be a walk from Oxenholme to Arnside, leaving Oxenholme at 8.21. This is an 11mile moderately strenuous route.  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


Settle Artisans Fair will again take place at Victoria Hall on August 16th between 9am-3pm and feature the work of regional artisans.


The next messy church session will take place on August 17th at St John’s church hall between 3.30-5.30pm. The theme will be Joseph and there will also be a touch of “Cops and Robbers” following on from the holiday club activities earlier in the week. There will be craft activities and worship and a shared hot meal.


The next family activity day will take place on August 19th.  Going Potty  will provide an opportunity to join in the flower pot festival by decorating flowerpots. This is a free activity which runs from 1-4pm, although donations towards the cost of materials would be welcome. A reminder that there are currently two local exhibitions being staged at The Folly. The first, ‘War Beckons’: tracks how the people of North Craven prepared for war in 1914 and includes memorabilia loaned by local families. The second, ‘Journeys Through a Family Archive’, explores  how the Rileys of Settle meticulously recorded and communicated the details of their everyday lives, work and – often adventurous – travels and achievements through writing, drawing and photography over a period of nearly 80 years. The Folly is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.30 pm – 4.30pm  and on Tuesdays, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm


The Tot Lord trail will take place every Thursday in August – next walk August 15 – between 6.30pm – 8.15pm. This local history walk  meets outside the Tourist Information Centre and follows in the footsteps of Tot Lord, a boy soldier in World War 1 who went on to become a prominent citizen in Settle.  The walk costs £4, with all proceeds to Oxfam. For details contact 015242 42414.


Visitors to the area and locals alike may wish to join volunteer guides for the last two walks of the season on Wednesday,20th and 27th August. These walking tours explain the railway heritage of Ribblehead and Blea Moor. There is a choice of two walks, a short walk of approximately two and a half miles covering the shanty town sites.  This walk returns to Ribblehead at approximately 1 p.m. in time for the 13.18 train south to Leeds or the 14.05 north to Carlisle.  The long walk is approximately five miles and goes towards Blea Moor to view the Littledale area where stone was obtained to construct the viaduct.  This tour returns to Ribblehead at approximately 3 p.m.  On both walks we talk about the history of the railway’s construction, the life of the railway builders, and refurbishment of the viaduct.  Waterproofs and stout footwear are required for both tours and a packed lunch is essential for the longer tour to Blea Moor. Please meet at the visitor centre on Ribblehead station at 10.25 for either tour.


Settle Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Competition will be held on Friday August 22nd at Bentham Golf Club for teams of four players.

This is a really fun day out for friends or teams from work! Lots of prizes and a meal are included. The Charities to be supported this year are Lupus and Epilepsy Action. For further information contact Ian Johnson on 01729 823453 or email


Stalls are available at an all sorts market organised by the Friends of Victoria Hall at Victoria Hall on bank holiday Saturday, 23 August. Details can be obtained from 01729 823867.  The event will run from 9.30am – 4pm with refreshments served all day.


Settle Social Club is hosting a flashback disco featuring music from the 60s, 70s and 80s on August 24th from 8pm to midnight. This event is for over 18s only and proof of age will be requested on the door. Tickets £5 from Bar 13 and all proceeds to Settle Swimming Pool.


There will be a second hand book fair on 25 August, Bank Holiday Monday, at Victoria Hall. This will run from 10-4pm.


On 27 August, U3A singing group in conjunction with Age UK are holding their big sing event at St John’s Hall between 2-4pm. The singing session has a seaside theme and is free to all, so do come along and join the fun. There will be light refreshments and a raffle.


Over the summer there will be a special season of family films, shown in conjunction with TRAMPS. The next of these will take place  on 30 August when there will be a showing of “Babe”. “One hundred and one dalmations” will be shown on 3 September.  All of the family films start at 7pm and cost £5 for adults and £4 for under 13s. A family ticket is available for £15. Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 825718.


The August meeting was run by the members: Jean Harvey gave a short talk on her cruise to the Arctic which was lively and informative and illustrated by photographs, and poems were read by Susan Gavaghan and Edna Tomlinson. The Walking Group outing will be a local walk by the river to Stainforth, meeting in Settle Market Place at 9 am on Thursday 21 August. There is no Lunch Club until further notice. The next meeting is at 2 pm on Wednesday 3 September when Andy Swinscoe will give a talk on Artisan Cheesemaking. Please note that this meeting will be in the Catholic Church Hall.


Be in at the beginning!  The first Settle Folk Weekend gathering will take place at Victoria Hall over the 5-7th September – and tickets are now available from Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718. The weekend kicks off with ceilidh on Friday 5th. There will then be a concert by Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, named as best’ Duo’ in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards, on Saturday evening and on Sunday evening Nancy Kerr and James Fagan take to the stage.  Tickets cost £5 for the ceilidh and £12 for each individual show or a weekend ticket covering all three events can be purchased for £25. There will also be pub sessions around the town, an open mic session, a visit by dray horses and buskers around town during the weekend.


On Sunday, 3 August, Settle Bowling Club organised their Annual Novice Trophy sponsored by Settle Social Club. This competition is designed for “non-bowlers” of any age. A good turn-out resulted in an excellent competition with all players displaying true grit and determination. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there was lots of good bowling on show. The Club President, Mrs Di Bullock, presented prizes to the winners, Jeff Bygrave and Colin Hayes; the runners up Martin Scaife and Steven Monks and the losing semi-finalists Mark Verden and Brian Ayrey and David and Nathan Bullock. It was very encouraging to see so many youngsters bowling.  Congratulations to Oliver and Matthew Kilburn and Nathan and Dan Bullock for competing against the adults.  Brian Ayrey won a bottle of whiskey for getting nearest the jack in the centre of the green. The raffle was won by David Sugden with Ann Walker coming second. Thanks to Verdy for running the raffle.  Thanks to the bowling club members who ran the event and the tea ladies and markers for all their assistance, but the biggest thank you should go to the competitors for taking part in the event, which will be repeated next year. An excellent footnote to this event was that all the winners donated their prize money to club funds. It is not the winning that matters; it is the taking part. Well done to everyone.

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