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Settle News and Events 8th June


A huge thank you to everyone who donated to Christian Aid during the events held during the recent Christian Aid week. This year’s grand total is  £2853.90. This is an excellent total, so thank you to everyone who helped in any way, either through organising or by taking part in the door to door collections in Settle and surrounding villages. and a big thankyou to our communities, who gave so generously. Gift Aid will donate an extra £150 to this total. The Coffee Evening ,  quiz sheets and plant sales raised  £574.61. The talk and lunch at the Friends Meeting house raised.£150.00 while the street collection outside Naked Man colllected £126.65. £2002.64 was collected by the door to door collection and the donations given at the various shops.


An 11 mile strenuous walk will take place on 13 June in the form of a circular walk from Garsdale Station taking in Baugh Fell. This will leave Garsdale at 10.21. There will be a moderately strenuous 13mile walk from Horton to Settle on the same day departing from Horton in Ribblesdale at 9.58. No reservation is necessary these walks but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. Details can also be found at


On June 12th there will be an opportunity to hear the music of acclaimed performer Bob Fox,  who has recently completed 18 months in the West End of London production of War Horse as Songman.  Cult theatre company and comedy duo LipService return to their stand up roots in the Hysterical Historical Show – a whacky whirlwind tour of Britain’s female national treasures on 14 June. John Helliwell, the saxophone player in Supertramp, brings his jazz band Crème Anglaise to Victoria Hall on June 19th and on June  20 Ferocious Dog bring their own take on Traditional Celtic folk to Settle combining traditional instruments – fiddles, whistles, mandolins – with a bit of raw, buzzsaw rock’n’roll attitude. Houghton Weavers conclude the month on 27 June with an appearance as part of their 40th Anniversary Tour.  For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


On Friday 12th June  at 7.30, Lee Cartledge from Bentham Pottery will give a talk entitled ‘ The Last Potter Of Black Burton’. This is linked to the current exhibition at The Folly. Richard Bateson from the age of 17 was a highly skilled thrower, working with his father and uncle at Waterside Pottery and later running Bridge End pottery before returning to Waterside and renaming it Stockbridge. Here he produced pots for Woolworth’s but struggled to make a living and eventually Stockbridge was forced to close. Bateson went on to teach in London and Ispwich returning to Burton in the late 70’s. His extensive knowledge was passed on to the Cartledge family at their pottery in Bentham. Richard Bateson died in 1991aged 98 but Lee Cartledge  still runs the Bentham pottery today, ensuring  that the Burton pottery legacy lives on. Tickets £7 in advance from 01729 822893 More details on our website


The 7th annual Settle Saunter, which this year will take place on 13 June. Organised by Settle Rotary the Saunter is  open to runners and walkers with checkpoints with light refreshments along the way and a hot savoury meal is provided at the end. Badges and certificates upon completion are all included in the entry fee. Free car parking is provided. There are four routes on offer (9, 12, 16 and 27 miles) to accommodate a wide range of abilities. The event is open to all-comers, with the expectation they have a reasonable level of fitness to complete their chosen route. Under 18 are most welcome on the three shorter routes. Entry forms are available on  Settle Rotary website or from 01524 251215. Registration, start & finish on the day is at the Victoria Hall, with a start time of 8.30 am for both walkers and runners. Entries are £10  in advance (concessions for groups and under 18s)  but entry is also possible on the day for a small additional cost.  Funds raised in 2015 will be shared between Settle Swimming Pool, Settle Amateur Operatic Society and Victoria Hall, Settle.Further details and entry forms on the Club’s website or from Derek Coultherd, Procters Garden, High Street, Austwick. Lancs. LA2 8BB. Tel 01524 251215.


Langcliffe Singers invite you to come along and join them on 13 June to sing Hallelujah! The afternoon session will provide an opportunity to join them in singing a wide range of music in varying styles, as well as Handel’s Hallelujah chorus. The afternoon will commence at 3pm and there will be a break to allow participants to enjoy a picnic tea, before a concert commencing at 7pm. Numbers are limited and therefore advance booking is essential. To reserve a place contact either 01729 825483 or 01756 770346.


The next meeting will take place at Townhead Court on Monday, 15 June and will commence at 7.30pm. The guest speaker for the evening will be professional photographer Toney Speight who will talk on the theme of “At Work and Leisure”.


The next Big Breakfast event will take place on Saturday 20 June 2015 at 8.30am when the speaker will be Alex Ladds. Alex is a teacher and also Chaplain at Giggleswick School. The breakfast will be held in the Annexe at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle. You are reminded to please book your places by Thurs 18 June by contacting 01729 825285. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am. Cost £3.00


Blackpool Tower Organist, John Bowdler will be playing at a fund-raising dance on behalf of Settle Amateur Operatic Society on June 20th at  Ingleton Community Centre. Tickets cost £8, including refreshments, and can be obtained from the community centre or by contacting 01729 822364 or 01729 822959.


Settle Orchestra’s summer concerts will take place on 20 June at Richard Whiteley Theatre and on 27 June at Christ Church, Skipton. Both concerts will commence at 7.30pm and the programme will feature the Overture to “The Thieving Magpie” by Rossini as well as works by Brahms and Schubert. Tickets cost £10 and are available via Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office and Skipton Camera Centre


This year’s open gardens will take place on 20 & 21 June. A number of gardens will be open over the weekend in the Settle area. Tickets cost £6 per day or £10 for a two day ticket. Tickets are available from Settle TIC, Field and Home or via 01729 822090. The gardens are open from 11-5pm on Saturday and 12-5pm on Sunday.


The next film in the foreign film series at Victoria Hall will take place on 24 June at 7.45pm. In Japanese with English subtitles, “Like Father, Like Son” is the story of two children, swapped at birth who  try to find their birth families. Admission £5.


The board of Directors of Airedale Hospital are holding their next meeting at Victoria Hall on 24 June. The meeting will take place between 10.30-12.30 and will include a presentation about plans for health care in the Settle area and will also include a question and answer session where members of the public can put questions and concerns about the provision to the board.  Between 1-3pm there will be a health fair with a number of participating groups providing information. There will also be an opportunity to talk to a director at one of the listening sessions.


Settle Rotary Club’s annual  Hog Roast will this year take place at Eldroth Barn, Eldroth, Austwick  Lancaster. LA2 8AQ on Sunday 28th June 2014 between 1.00pm and 5.00pm. Tickets cost £10 and all proceeds will be given to Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. For tickets please contact Floyd Schofield on 07764 270601 or or David Blackburne on


Following last year’s successful flower pot festival the event is being repeated and members of the public, organisations, groups and businesses are invited to create and display flower pot characters to enliven the town during the period 27 June through to September 6.


“Call Me”, the new exhibition at the Gallery on the Green will run from June 27 to August 15 and looks at the nostalgic days of the phone box. Ellen Bell and Jo Hamill’s new installation Call Me, at Upper Settle’s now decommissioned telephone box and reincarnated as The Gallery on the Green,  is an elegant, yet whimsical written collage of notable literary telephone dialogues.  Bell and Hamill’s transparent book-like structure plays with the notion of a line of communication that is sometimes clear and other times obscure.


On Tuesday, 30 June there will be a visit to Malham Field Studies Centre. Participants should meet at 2.00pm at the Quarry Car Park on the minor road to the west of the fen. Please car share because of limited parking Guests are very welcome- please pay £2. To become a member of NCHT and for further information, please see our


Find out more about the mysterious events in Settle on a guided walk visiting hidden locations linked with strange happenings and unusual occurrences and telling tales of the unexplained. Author, Nigel Mortimer, will be operating guided walks every second and fourth Saturday at 1.30pm and 3.30pm and on Tuesdays at 5pm. The walks last approximately an hour and thirty minutes and depart from Whitefriars car-park, cost £5 per person.



On June 14 the theatre welcomes Lyngo Theatre’s production of Puss in Boots, at 3,30pm. This show is appropriate for age 4 and above and features puppets, a working windmill and a very clever feline! On June 30th school pupils present “Seussical the Musical”, based on the books of Dr Seuss. For tickets and details contact 01729 893180.


Giggleswick School Parents Association are hosting a fashion show at Richard Whiteley Theatre on 11 June. Tickets cost £7.50 and there will be items on display by Fat Face, Attic and Piccalilly.  Details and tickets from 01729 893180

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