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Settle News 14th June 2012


Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences. On June 16 there will be a Three Dales walk taking in Ribblesdale, Littondale and Wharfedale setting off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.58 and returning via a bus service connection from Kettlewell to Skipton. This is a moderately strenuous 14 mile walk. Also on June 16 there will be a 7 mile easy walk from Dent to Sedbergh alighting at Dent at 10.16 and using connecting bus services. On Sunday 17 there is a chance to explore the geology of Smardale on an 8 mile circular easy walk alighting at 10.56 at Kirkby Stephen. For further details contact website at


A huge thank you to everyone who helped with the recent work on cutting and clearing the grass in the churchyard. This work by hard working volunteers to keep the churchyard in good order for the whole community is very much appreciated. A reminder that Tuesday lunches are now once again being served in the church over the summer months. Coffee is served from 10 am onwards and light lunches available from 11.30 to 2pm. On June 17, Father’s day, the catering team will be serving light lunches and afternoon teas at Langcliffe Institute from 1-5pm. All welcome.


Linton Court Gallery is hosting a series of 3 evening Life Drawing Class with Sam Dalby as tutor. These will run from 7-9 pm on Thursday 14, 21 and 28 June and cost £15 each. The classes are suitable for all ability levels and will include personal tutoring in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. To book a place: please telephone the gallery during open hours: Tuesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday 11 – 4 p.m. Telephone: 01729 824497 or alternatively email: or call into the gallery. Numbers limited to 12 places. On booking information will be provided about art materials to bring etc


In the autumn of 2011, landscape artist, Katharine Holmes spent a month long residency in Kilkenny Ireland, as part of a Chrysalis Contemporary Arts project, and then travelled west to spend time on the coast of North Mayo. These paintings and drawings will be on display at the Linton Court Gallery, Settle throughout June 2012. Also on display will be an exhibition of original prints. Artists represented will include Yorkshire artists: David Cook, David Morris, Emerson Mayes and Janet Swailes along with screenprints from Advanced Graphics Studio London including work by Neil Canning, Anthony Frost, Anita Klein, Fred Cuming and lithographs from Curwen Studio including work by Edward Bawden, Paula Rego, David Gentleman, Paul Hogarth and Mark Hearld. The gallery is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 – 4 and will also be open on Sunday 17 June in connection with The North Yorkshire Open Studios Weekends.


There are currently two exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is: ‘Off the Page: the Story of Dalesman Magazine’. On Friday June 15 at 7.30pm there will be a talk entitled ‘Dalesman: the early years’, by Dr Bill Mitchell to complement the exhibition. Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893. The second exhibition is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. 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.


The next orchestra concerts will take place at Settle Parish Church on 16 June and at Christ Church, Skipton on 23 June. Both concerts commence at 7.30pm. The programme will take the form of a musical tour of the British Isles featuring William Walton: Crown Imperial; Grace Williams: Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes; Hamish MacCunn: The Land of the Mountain and Flood; Ernest Tomlinson: Second Suite of English Folk Dances; Peter Hope: Ring of Kerry Suite and Alexander Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto. Tickets cost £8 if purchased in advance or £9 on the door and are available from Clitheroe Music, Settle Music, Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office, Alley Books and Skipton Camera Centre.


Settle Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning in the clubhouse, on Saturday, 16 June from 10am to 12 noon. This will include refreshments, side stalls and a raffle. Meet friends old and new. Everyone is welcome.


Freda’s Playgroup is holding an open day and street party on 16 June between 1 -4pm. There will be an opportunity for youngsters to enjoy play activities while parents get a chance to look around the premises. There are some vacancies available for those wishing to enrol for the September term.


The next Meeting is on Monday 18th June at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. Members please note that there is no challenge for this meeting as the majority of the evening will be spent looking at member’s pictures which they may wish to put in this year’s exhibition. Members can send in pictures (via the website gallery system) or bring prints that they might use for the exhibition. The maximum number that can be sent in is 4, but it is important to remember that you can change your mind about your submissions after the evening. Members can bring in prints if they prefer, but it is easier for discussion purposes if the images can be projected. From the 4 images, the usual submission of 2 for the exhibition will be made by each member. The idea is that this session will provide individual members the opportunity to give/receive some advice about the images to help with the process of selecting images for the exhibition. Members should therefore note that this gallery will not be made public until after the Exhibition has taken place.


Celebrate summer with a Solstice story, a story with a Summer theme or simply a new story that you would like to try out amongst friends. Whatever your tale, you are very welcome to join us at our next Club evening: Wednesday 20th June – 7.30-9pm at the Falcon Manor, £3 on the door.


You are invited to come along to Settle Library on 21 June at 7pm to hear two local authors, Leah Fleming and Julia Stagg, talk about their latest novels. Tickets cost £1.50 available via the library or 0845 034 9537.


Settle golf club are holding a summer ball in memory of Paul Dutton on 23 June, with 50% of the funds raised going to Manorlands hospice. There are still some remaining tickets and anyone interested should contact 01729 825340 as soon as possible.


Come along and enjoy a cream tea at St Mary and St Michael RC church on 23 June from 2.30 onwards. Teas cost £3 and there will also be a cake stall, art exhibition, tombola and a raffle. All welcome.


Many thanks to all who braved the weather to support our recent cream tea afternoon. The event raised £200 for funds. The guess the number of sweets competition was won by David Pemberton. There will be a coffee morning at the Old Courthouse on 23 June. All welcome.


The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Celebrating Settle” and featuring memorabilia and photographs of past royal jubilee and coronation festivities in Settle from 1887-1953. The exhibition runs until 21 July.


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771


Organisers for a reunion scheduled for students from Settle High School who were in the intake year 1958 and 1959 are seeking your help! The event is to take place at Settle Cricket Club on 29 September from 3pm onwards. A pie and pea meal is planned and the event will cost £5. However, at present the organisers have not managed to contact everyone and have a particular problem tracing some of the girls as many have married and so the surname has changed. They are appealing to anyone who may be in touch with any ex-students from these year groups – they might be family or friends who have moved out of the area – to pass the message on so that as many as possible can come along to the event. The people in question will now be in their sixties and it thought that those who moved away may still have other family members in the area. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact 01729 822988 or 01535 692018.


The next workshop activity session takes place on 30 June at Friends Meeting House and will be a scrapbooking and journal session. Cost £8 . Details and reservations via 01729 824386 (evenings only)



There will be a special concert at Giggleswick School Chapel, commencing at 7.30pm, on 15 June featuring the soloists of the Halle Orchestra led by Lyn Fletcher, leader of the Orchestra. The programme will feature works by Brahms and Strauss as well as a short new work by the Halle’s composer in residence, Helen Grime. Tickets cost £8. To mark Giggleswick School’s quincentennial the Halle Orchestra will be playing in an open air concert on Pape’s Field on June 30th. The open air concert will be presented by Sir Tim Rice and will also feature internationally acclaimed soloists Sarah Fox, Barry Banks and Sir Thomas Allen who will be joined by Giggleswick Choral Society. The evening will conclude with fireworks. Tickets cost £30 (groups of 10+ £27pp, U 16’s £5). Gates open at 6pm for 8pm start. Tickets for events via the box office on 01729 893180.


St Alkelda’s Church is holding a garden party at the vicarage on 23 June from 2-4pm. There will be a range of stalls as well as children’s games, pony rides and a teddy tombola. All welcome.

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