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Settle Local News 24th August


The final Tot Lord Trail of the summer will take place this evening, August 28, 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.


On Friday f29th Aug at 7pm there will be chance to hear Terry Hanson talk on the story of Settle-Carlisle line.  Entitled “’30 Years of the Leeds to Carlisle Railway from the Line Side’  this will give a unique perspective on the story of our local line and is an unmissable treat for train enthusiasts and visitors alike. Ttickets £7 by phone 01729 822893. Meanwhile there is still time to view the 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


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged 2 guided  walks for the coming weekend  The first on 30 August is a 10 mile moderately strenuous walk in the Ingleborough area and departs from Ribblehead at 9.15.  Also on August 30 there will be a chance to complete aKirkby Stephen circular walk. This is a 13 mile route which is moderately strenuous and depart from Kirkby Stephen at 10.34. 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


Over the summer there will be a special season of family films, shown in conjunction with TRAMPS. “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.  On September 5-7th Victoria Hall is the venue for the first Settle Folk Gathering. The weekend kicks off with ceilidh on Friday 5th. There will then be a concert by Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, on Saturday evening and on Sunday evening Nancy Kerr and James Fagan take to the stage. On September 13th there will be the return of Lip Service Theatre with their production of the Hysterical Historical Show. Six piece blues band, The Stumble take to the stage on 20 September and 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.


A reminder to members that the will take place at the Catholic Church Hall, not in our usual venue of St John’s Hall. The meeting will take place at at 2 pm on Wednesday 3 September when Andy Swinscoe will give a talk on Artisan Cheesemaking.


There will be two blood donor sessions at St John’s Hall on 3 September. The first runs from 2.30-4pm and the second from 5-7.30pm. To book an appointment contact 0300 123 23 23.


On Wednesday 3rd September The North Craven heritage Trust have arranged a visit to ‘A Ribblesdale Quarry’.  This will be a guided tour by the quarry management.Meet at Dry Rigg Quarry, Helwith Bridge, Settle at 2.00 pm.  Stout shoes/boots suggested. Members of the general public are welcome to attend this event at a cost of £2 per person.


The next Settle Session will take place at The Folly on 5 September at 7.30pm and will feature Patricia Pogson and Jean Harrison as guest poets. There will also be a number of local poets in the Read Too spot.  Tickets cost £6, available from The Folly, Cave and Crag or via 01729 823305.


Langcliffe Church invite you to their flower festival over the weekend of 5-7 September. The theme for this year’s festival is The Great War and there will be a preview evening on 5 September. Tickets for the preview are £5, including wine and nibbles.  The event is open between 10-5 on both Saturday and Sunday with admission £3. At 6pm on Sunday there will be a songs of praise service followed by an auction of the flower arrangements.


!  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.


At 12 noon on Sun 7th September there will be a  commemoration of the Great War and those who left Settle in a performance of a  historically accurate recruitment meeting in the actual place where it happened, 100 years to the date and time that the meeting took place in Settle Victoria Hall. This is a free event. 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


The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall in Settle on Saturday, 6 September. 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 5th if you can attend by contacting  01729 824038/ 823259


The Hatha Yoga sessions will recommence at Settle Primary School in the week commencing 8 September. The 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.


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.



The church will be hosting an exhibition of memorabilia relating to “Old Settle and Giggleswick” on August 23-25. This will be open between 10-4 on Saturday and Monday and 1-4 on Sunday. Also on Saturday there will be a talk by John Reid on Old Giggleswick. Admission to the talk is £5 and will commence at 7pm.


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.

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