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This week there is only one scheduled guided railway walks this weekend. This is a 10 mile strenuous walk from Dent to Sedbergh taking place on Saturday 28 October. Participants should alight at Dent at 10.16 and the walk will make use of the service bus to Dent village and then to return to Dent from Sedbergh (fare payable). All participants in railway walks are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. 


 To mark One World Week there will be talk with a soup and pudding at St Mary and St Michael Hall on 27 October. This will take place at 6.30 on 27 October and the talk by Elsa Fairbank of the Shared Interest Society will be entitled “How We Can Invest In a Fairer World@.  To assist with catering please contact  01729 822677 if you will be able to attend.



 A reminder that Peer Talk, a support group designed for people living with depression, has opened a new  branch in Settle which meets every  Tuesday in The Folly between 7.30-9pm. For details go to



A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.   The coffee pot on November 7th will be in aid of the NSPCC.



 Advance notice that Linda Clemence and Liz Smart will be holding their annual art and coffee days at the Friends Meeting House on Thursday 9 November from 1-4.30 and then from 10-4.30 on both Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November. There will be original paintings, sketches and cards for sale. Admission is free and coffee and biscuits cost £1.



Interested in photography? Come and see what we do. What have we got on this month? We meet at 7.30pm at Townhead Court in Settle. On Monday 6 November our theme is  People, Pets and Children and takes a look at these favourite subjects and tackles some of the difficulties in photographing them. The gallery challenge will be “Photographs in the style of … Then on Monday 20th November there will be a talk entitled “Street Photography”  by Dave Mason. Dave is “a British born photographer, [who takes] great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the city streets”. On Tuesday 21 November there will be a visit to Yordas cave at Kingsdale near Ingleton at 10am. This is a spectacular but easily accessible cave for some photography with a difference.Details of where and when to meet will be confirmed nearer the time. Further information can be found at: All events in November are free and from Beginners to experts – all are welcome.





A reminder that coffee or tea, with biscuits, scones and cake, is served every Tuesday at Settle Parish Church between 10.15 am and 12.00 noon and that soup, snacks and sweets are served every Tuesday between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. Do pop in and join us for a convivial meal and chat.  This month the church is holding its Dedication Festival & Gift Day  on Sunday 29 October at  10.00am. This, your local parish church was consecrated on 26 October, 1838. We therefore invite you to  join us as we celebrate 179 years of Christian witness in Settle.  A place for everyone with Christ at the centre.



 The next foreign film showing by Tramps will take place on 1 November at Victoria Hall and the film will be ” The Innocents”. This is in French with English subtitles and is based on true events dealing with the aftermath of the Russian occupation in Warsaw in 1945.  Tickets are available on the door from 7.15 onwards with the film showing at 7.30pm. Admission £5.



The next Charity Dance will take place at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall (Tillman Close off Kirkgate Settle) on Saturday 4 November between 8.00pm to 11.00pm. The event will be held in aid of the Stroke Unit at Airedale Hospital. If possible please contact 01729 824038/822364 by the Friday beforehand to let us know that you intend to come.  


 Sessions take place at The Joinery, Dawsons Court, on Mondays between 2-4pm. These are led by Tony Bennett and the cost is £10 per session.


 The monthly meeting will take place on 4 November at Friends Meeting House between 10-12. This provides an opportunity for a friendly chat over tea/coffee and cakes in small cafe atmosphere.   Regulars and newcomers all welcome.   Details from Alison  01729 822677









Banish the winter blues with the wide variety of music and entertainment on offer at Victoria Hall in November. On November 2nd The Last Train to Skaville show is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. November 3rd ” The Welsh Springsteen”, Martyn Joseph takes to the stage and November 4th sees the return of Gigspanner, dubbed one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.For details and tickets contact 01729 825718



 The next in the U3A series of talks will take place on 9 November at Victoria Hall at 10.30, with coffee being served from 10am. The talk, by Nigel Neil, will be on the subject of “Lancaster Castle: from prison to heritage asset.” Admission £1



On November 11th Settle College is holding for remembrance with Swing City Big Band in the main hall. The band features members of Skipton Music Centre  and aims to help raise funds towards the extra curricular music department at the school and to help strengthen the links between music making in school and out in the local community events. Tickets available via the school office.



 A reminder that every Tuesday there is a fundraising event at Victoria Hall. There are all-sorts stalls and a good clothes rack. Pop in and have a browse and enjoy a drink, bacon buttie or coffee and home-made cake etc. The cafe and stalls are open from 9.30 onwards.


A huge thank you to all who participated in Settle A.O.S. Hamper Raffle in Settle co-op October 14th. The winners were: in first place, Barbara Garnett; in second place, Jill Kitchen and in third place, Alan Hemsworth.







 There will be a organ recitation on 10 November at 7.30pm. The programme will feature the work of Bach, Boellman, Vidor and local composer and musician Paul Fisher. This event is free with donations welcome.


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