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Settle News 15th feb


Pupils in the two schools have been exchanging information recently about their hobbies and activities.  At present the pupils in Kwezana are practicing their athletics for the local tournament. Settle pupils have been explaining about the Scout movement and how it has now changed from being a boys only organisation to a group for both boys and girls.


At the dance in February a cheque for £450 was handed over to Jen Harris, a representative from Macmillan Cancer Care. This comprised the proceeds from the October, November and December 2014 dances.  A cheque for £250 has also been given to Victoria Hall, Settle as the proceeds from the New Year’s Eve dance.  Then next dance will on Saturday March 7th with the proceeds going to Settle Swimming Pool. For details or to book a place contact 01729 823259 /824038.


The walk arranged for this coming weekend on February 21st is  a circular route from Kirkby Stephen Station via Long Rigg. This is a moderately strenuous 12 mile walk and will leave Kirkby Stephen at 10.34. Booking in advance is not required but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped. For further details contact


This year’s annual snow drop weekend will take place on Saturday 21 and 22nd February. Come along and view the carpet of snowdrops in the churchyard and enjoy cakes and cuppa in church.  Doors open between 11am-3pm daily and all proceeds to the Aspire and Renew appeal.  Every Tuesday the church serves tea and coffee from 10am with light lunches and home-made soups on sale from noon till 2pm. There is a free wi-fi zone in church and a friendly atmosphere. All proceeds from the lunches go to church funds. All welcome at all of the above.


Continuing from the January Craft workshop there will be a course on Art Journalling, creating paper for collage on 20 and 21 February. The course costs £45, including all materials.  For details contact Jaki on or ring 07738090404.


The next Big Breakfast event will take place on Saturday 21 February 2015 at  8.30am in St Mary & St Michael Church Hall, Tillman Close, Settle. The speaker will be  Joy Orwell who will talk on the the story of Threads of Hope, a Christian outreach to the Maasai, from the perspective of her own recent short- term Mission trip to Kenya. Would participants please book your places by Thurs 19 Feb to assist with catering by contacting 01729 825285. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am with breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Cost is £3.00. All welcome


The club will meet at Settle Social Club on 21 February for an evening of songs and good cheer with plenty of opportunity to join in the choruses. Admission is free, the beer is good and the welcome enthusiastic. Music from 9pm onwards.


Austwick Hall continues with its open weekends to view the snowdrops on 21 and 22 February and 28 Feb and 1March. The grounds are open from noon till 4pm and there is a charge of £4 for adults with accompanied children admitted free. Refreshments will be available.


The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show will conduct their next film showing at Victoria Hall on 25 February at 7.45. Admission is £5. The film is “Avant L’hiver” and is French mystery story with English subtitles.


This year’s Lent course of study run by Churches Together in Settle and District will commence on 25 February at Settle Parish Church and will follow Praise Him The York Lent Course. Meetings will take place every Wednesday and will run from 7.30- 9pm with refreshments available from 7.15pm. The theme for the first meeting is gratitude. Participants are requested to bring a bible.


The next meeting will take place on 25 February at 2pm at Townhead Court when the speaker will be Andrew Shaw from “Gardenmakers” on the theme of “A garden pot pourri”. All welcome. Visitors £3.


February 27 sees the return of Henry Priestman to Victoria Hall for a special gig to celebrate the launch of his Live DVD “Settle Down”, which was filmed on his last visit to the Victoria Hall in 2014. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


The second of this month’s musical events takes place on February 28th. This will be the debut of singer/songwriter Becky Mills at Poppies. For details contact 07932 182293


The meeting at 2 pm on Wednesday 4 March is the A.G.M. which will be followed by the much anticipated entertainment from the Drama Group. There will also be a raffle. Please note that this meeting and those in April and May will be in the Catholic Church Hall.


Looking ahead the women’s world day of prayer service this year will be held on 6 March at 7.30pm at St John’s. The theme will be praying for the Bahamas. All welcome.


Looking ahead on  Tuesday 10 March at 7.30pm Langcliffe Village Institute  there will be a talk on mapping local disputes in Tudor and Stuart times entitled “To make a true and perfecte plotte”. The  speaker will be Dr Bill Shannon. Visitors are welcome, cost £2.



On 23 February there will be a return visit by Paper Birds theatre with their new show “Broke”. The show shares real life stories about poverty and debt in the UK and looks at both the subject of national debt and individual debt.  On 26 February the Gigg lectures series continues with a talk by Dr Paul Whittaker OBE on the subject of “Music to the Ear”. Profoundly deaf since the age of 8, Dr Whittaker is an organist and pianist and since 1988 has run a charity to  help deaf people access music and the performing arts.  On 27 February the theatre in conjunction with Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company with stage “A Cartoon History of Here” an interactive cartoon and poetry performance with  renowned broadcaster and poet Ian McMillan and acclaimed cartoonist Tony Husband.For ticket details contact 01729 893180.


Congratulations to all the St. Alkelda’s after-school club pupils who made Christingles and to the following pupils who read during this recent community event: Lottie and Phoebe Oliver, Mabel and Ned Whitaker, Louisa Bullock, Hannah Chapman and Nell Shepherd. Congratulations and thanks to last term’s School Council representatives, who met regularly with Mrs. Marshall and who contributed well to the meetings, making some useful suggestions about the school’s provision. This term’s School Council representatives are already working well together.  Well done to the pupils, who were selected (following time trials) to represent the school in the recent North Craven Swimming Gala, which involved all eleven Primary Schools and was won this year by Kirkby Malham. Special congratulations go to the girls’ relay team (placed 3rd) and the boys’ relay team (placed 3rd) and to Edie (placed 2nd in the final of girls’ backstroke), Corey (placed 3rd in the final of the boys’ backstroke) and Jimmy (placed 1st in the final of the boys’ breaststroke.) Jimmy has also been selected to represent North Craven in the forthcoming Craven Swimming Gala. Congratulations to two of our Y4 pupils – Erin Hutt-Holgate and Libby Garth, who decided after school one day to design and make Valentine cards, which they have been selling every morning in school for the past fortnight. Thanks to your support, their enterprising efforts have raised £26 for their chosen charity, Starlight, which supports families with children who are seriously and terminally ill.

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