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Settle Local News 9th November


The society would like to thank all who supported the “Grand Draw” which took place on Saturday November 1, at the end of “Guys and Dolls”. The results were: first prize of £100 was won by Pam Whitehead, second prize of £50 was won by Mrs Parkinson from the Whalley area and third prize of £25 was won by Lucy Lawson.


The club will be hosting a countdown to Christmas event with a demonstration by international demonstrator Ian Buxton at Victoria Hall on 13 November.  The event commences at 7.30pm but doors will open at 6.30pm. Admission is by ticket only, available from 01282 842467, costing £9.50.


On 15 November Lowe Maintenance Training will be the venue for a coffee morning between 10am and 2pm, in aid of The Royal British Legion, with coffee in exchange for a donation. The date has been chosen to remind people that the work of the Legion in supporting ex-service personnel and their families is not just confined to events on November 11th but is something which continues daily throughout the year.  In addition to tea and coffee there will be a chance to begin Christmas shopping with a selection of  crafts available from Escape Tunnel Crafts and Dales Angels as well as cards from Phoenix Cards. All are welcome.


Settle Scouts invite you to their “Good as New Sale” on 15 November between 11am – 3pm. There will be all kinds of clothing from formal through to activity clothing as well as household and arts and craft items. There’ll even be the opportunity to have a go on the Scalextric. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.


Settle Stories is holding a workshop session on “Speaking with Confidence” on November 15th at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate. The session is designed to help participants learn techniques to enable them to address groups confidently and to develop a rapport with their audience. The session will commence at 2pm and run for 2 hours approximately. The cost is £17, with early bird price of £12 for limited places prior to November 1st.   For further details or to book a place go to


Churches Together in Settle and District invite you to join them for the Settle Big Breakfast on Saturday 15 November, 8.30am in  St Mary & St Michael Church Hall, Tillman Close, Settle.  The larger venue means there is more space so do invite friends to come and join usThe speaker will be Andy Swinscoe from the Courtyard Dairy, Settle. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Cost is £3, please book your place by Thursday 13 November to assist with catering by contacting01729 825285.


There will be a concert of classical and romantic music arranged for organ on 15 November at Settle Parish Church. The programme will also feature violin and viola pieces by Duncan Lloyd and pieces on clarinet and alto sax by Alison Marshal as well as an organ duet by Graham Toft and Paul Fisher. The evening’s programme will feature “two swans” – Saint-Saen’s “The Swan” and Sibelius’  “The Swan of Tuonela.” The event will commence at 7.30pm and there will be refreshments. Donations to the church organ fund.


Bentham and District Pet Rescue are hosting a quiz night at Langcliffe Institute on 15 November. The evening commences at 7.30pm with the first round of the quiz starting at 8pm sharp!  Tickets cost £8, including supper and prize draw – with £25 as top prize.  Tickets are available from Field and Home in Settle, Tilly’s in Station Road and via  07773 694608.


There is a packed and varied programme this month at Victoria Hall.   Dick Gaughan, holder of the Radio 2 Folk awards lifetime achievement award, will be performing on November 15th. Reform Theatre return to Settle on Sunday, 16 November with their production of John Godber’s acclaimed  vision of 1980’s nightlife, “Bouncers”.  On November 21, using a real magic lantern projector, poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley  will tell the story of the First World War from the point of view of those who survived into old age and faced a changing world and also the role of women during the war years and after.  23 November sees a visit by Skerryvore, a band from Tiree who blend traditional Celtic music with rock and funk. There will be a showing of the German film “Lore” on 26 November and the month ends with a concert on 28 November by Martyn Joseph,  “The Welsh Springsteen.” Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 825718.


The next messy church session will take place on 16 November between 3.30-5.30 at St John’s Hall. Messy Church is open to all families and offers food, fun, crafts, friendship and celebration. All welcome.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged a number of guided  walks for the coming weekend.  The first on November 15 is linked to the Lancaster to Morecambe line and is a 9 mile moderate walk from Lancaster to Morecambe via canal and coast paths. This leaves from Lancaster at 10.13am. The second walk explores Clapdale and Crummackdale and is a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk leaving Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.58am.Booking in advance is not required for the second or third walk but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped for both. For further details contact


Pupils in Kwezana this week have been writing to Settle to tell their friends about the establishment of democracy in South Africa in April 1994 and how on 27 April all citizens were declared to be equal before the law, thus bringing to an end the rule of apartheid. They explained how, sadly, the arrival of democracy did not instantly created harmony ,trust and unity and that there are still some whites schools in South Africa where there is some segregation.


At the next meeting on Monday, 17 November, Rod and Margaret Smith will take a further look at the subject of composition with their presentation “An Extra Dimension”. This will commence at 7.30pm. The group meets at Townhead Court and visitors are welcome as well as members.


The Folly is hosting a Christmas Shopping and coffee morning on Tuesday, November 18th between 10am and noon. There will be lots of ideas for stocking fillers in the new Folly shop. To coincide with Settle’s Lights Switch-on on 29th, we’re once again running our popular free family activity session ‘Christmas Fun in The Folly’ from 1.30 – 4 pm.   This year the theme is making games of all kinds, including board games involving dice made from wooden cubes and counters. Visitors will be able to design a game or they can go for a simpler version such as noughts and crosses.  We will also have Christmas-card making and our ‘golden’ tree for visitors to decorate. On top of all this, we intend to hold a Prize Draw and award prizes to those people who have entered our quizzes and other family activities throughout the year.   Bring the family along for a warm and fun-filled afternoon before going along to the market place to see the lights.All welcome.


The next film night will be on 19 November at 7.30 pm at Friends Meeting House when the film will be “Lemon Tree”, The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. The group also invites you to join them in a day for Palestine on 29th November 10-3pm at Friends Meeting House. Why not come along for morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea, for a donation to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). There will be a range of Palestinian goods on sale including olive oil, dates, almonds, cous cous, zatar (wild herbs), soap and clothes. Additionally there will  be hand-printed Christmas cards, knitted hats and scarves, jewellery on sale. There will also be Information and displays about the boycott, sanctions and divestment campaign and an opportunity to meet local women who have been to Palestine


At the November meeting Cherry Shiel gave an informative talk on Family Wills and answered many questions from members. On Thursday 20 November the coach for the Harrogate Trip will leave Whitefriars at 9.30 am. The December meeting on Wednesday 3 December – Bags of Difference – will be in the Catholic Church Hall. There will be a Raffle for a Christmas hamper.


The folk club meets next on 22 November at 9pm in Settle Social Club. There will be a range of floor singers and musicians and all are welcome to come along and enjoy good music and good beer!


Following on from their successful exhibition at The Gallery on The Green, local wildlife photographers Tony and Carol Dilger will be giving a talk at Clapham Village Hall on 22 November. Tony and Carol have recently returned from a further series of photo safaris in Africa and this event will provide an opportunity to find out more about how they capture such stunning images. The event commences at 7pm and admission is £2.50, including light refreshments.


Settle Orchestra’s autumn concerts will take place at Settle College on 22 November and at Christ Church in Skipton on 29 November. Both concerts will commence at 7.30pm and the programme will include works by Ravel, Poulenc and Bizet. The soloist will be mezzo soprano, Rachel Maby. Tickets cost £10, available from Cave and Crag, Settle, High Bentham Post Office, Settle Music, Skipton Camera Centre or by emailing or phoning 01729 825806


There will be a showing of the German film “Lore” on 26 November at 7.45pm. Doors open at 7.15pm and admission is £5.  The film is in German with English subtitles and follows the story of Lore, the daughter to Nazis who at the end of the war is left with the responsibility of leading her siblings across the country to her grandparents’ home in the north of Germany and how she comes to realise what has happened elsewhere in the country.


This year’s Christmas Lights switch on will take place on 29 November in Settle Market Place. There will be a grotto for Santa Claus, live entertainment on stage, charity stalls, reindeer and fireworks. There will also be a live grand draw with top prize of £500. The event will run from 3pm to 5.15 approximately and will be followed by a family disco event


There will be an all sorts market in Victoria Hall on Saturday, 29 November from 9.30-4pm. Stalls are currently available, please contact 017239 823867 for further details. Refreshments will be served all day. All welcome.


The annual concert by Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band at Holy Ascension Church, Settle will this year take place on Sunday 30th November at 7.30pm.


Penned by comedian and raconteur Mike Harding and performed by Settle’s newest amateur dramatics group, Take Two, “The Witch That Nicked Christmas” will be performed at Victoria Hall on 3-5 December at 7.30pm. In true family fun tradition there will be custard pie fights, singing and dancing and a very wicked witch… Tickets via Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718.


This year’s Christmas Charity Dance will take place on December 6th at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall. The dance will run from 8-11.30pm. There will be a Jacobs Join Supper and all proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Care. The annual New Year’s Eve Charity Dance will this year take place at the Victoria Hall on December 31st from 8pm through to after midnight.  Again, there will be a Jacobs Join supper and all proceeds from this event will go to support Victoria Hal. All welcome at both events.



A Christmas fair is being held at St Alkelda’s Church on 21and 22 November. There will be craft stalls, books, cakes, jewellery and produce available. Refreshments will also be served.  The fair will be open between 7-9pm on Friday evening, when mulled wine will be served. On Saturday the fair will be open between 10-4pm and there will be a grotto between 10-12 and 2-4pm.


On November 27-29 students from Giggleswick School will be presenting their production of “A View from the Bridge”, Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play which exposes the myth behind the great American dream. The production begins at 7.30pm and tickets are available from 01729 893180.


The School has recently received many emails, cards and letters of thanks from recipients of our small harvest parcels and some of these are now displayed with some of the harvest photographs in the hall. Well done to Tom, Hattie, Max, Edie, Mollie Joel, Amy, Freddie and Bailey from Y5, who worked hard during an intensive day of Bikeability and achieved Levels 1 and 2. Congratulations also to the 39 pupils, who attended school every day during the first half of the Autumn Term , registering 100% attendance.  The school is currently planning ahead for Christmas will be participating in the Christmas Lights Switch On in Settle on 29th November by singing on stage between 3.30-3.45pm. Pupils will also be taking part in the Nativity Play at St Alkelda’s Church on 24 December at 6.30pm

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