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Settle news and events September 6th


There will be two guided walks arranged by Friends of Settle-Carlisle line this weekend.  On Saturday,  12 September there will be a  Kirkby Stephen Circular walk via Smardale. This is a 14m strenuous walk leaving Kirkby Stephen at 10.34 On Sunday, 13 September there will be a Geology walk following the trail of the famous Norber Erratics back to their source The Erratic Trail is an  8m moderate walk deaprting from Clapham at 10.oo and returning from Horton. No reservation is necessary  for this walk 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


A range of dolls house items are currently being offered for sale on Tuesdays at Settle Parish Church during the coffee morning sessions from 10.15-2pm.


A reminder that Settle Voices has resumed it’s meetings after the summer break. The choir meets every Monday afternoon between 1-3pm at Friends Meeting House and is open to all. For details contact Liz on 01729 823777.


The next event is on Friday 11th September at 7.30pm at The Folly in Settle. The evening will bring together the best of the leading young and mature poets Rising star Kim Moore will share the platform with doyenne Meg Peacocke who is still publishing poems in her eighties. There will also be an open mic slot featuring local writers. Tickets are £6 (£5.50 members) and available from The Folly, The Courtyard Dairy, Cave and Crag or 01729 823305. More details from


There will again be live music at Poppies on the evening of September 12th when  Dan Wilde returns. The concert starts at 7.30pm.  All those of you who have seen Dan before will know that not only is he a great singer songwriter but he is also just great fun to spend the evening with and so a good night is guaranteed.. Tickets are £7 as usual from Poppies


With this year’s production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” fast approaching there will be a special coffee morning on September 12th at Victoria Hall to coincide with the launch of bookings for the show.  All the proceeds from the coffee morning will go to Victoria Hall and there will be facilities available during the morning to book tickets. Members, patrons and vice presidents have priority from 10-11am and then from 11-noon booking will be open to all members of the public. Coffee will be served from 10 am onwards.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a Horse Race Night at Victoria Hall on Saturday, 12 September. First race will take place at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available, cost £5 for adults and £3 for accompanied children, via Victoria Hall on 01729 822364 /822959. Ticket price includes pie and pea supper. Please note that there will be a bar at this event.


Settle Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, (opposite the Victoria Hall)  will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days scheme.  The building will be open on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September between 10am – 5pm and on Sunday 13th between 1- 5pm.   There will be guided tours and exhibitions showing the history of the building. This is a free event.  Refreshments will also be available. On 11 September at 7.30pm John Asher will be giving a talk about  “Conscientious Objectors In North Craven: 1914-1919 Admission  is free and  refreshments will be served.  As the centenary of the Military Service Act approaches, the talk will look at the political and religious responses to the war through the eyes (and lenses) of North Craven residents, particularly of seven young people from Settle. Their stories range from Settle to the trenches of northern France, part of a programme of relief work that ranged from Britain to Russia.

. For further details contact 01729 822313.


Settle W.I. had a very amusing meeting during which Sandra Fox recounted details of her visit to Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the W.I. Centenary. She wore the dress, jacket and fascinator that she had worn that day and then told us of her encounter with a lady from Gwent who was wearing an identical outfit. The speaker Trevor Kent astonished everyone with stories from his years as a meter reader, originally for Y.E.B. Adverse weather,naked ladies and a lone corpse were among his encounters which had his audience enthralled. The meeting closed with a raffle, tea and biscuits.


On Sunday 13th Septmeber there will be free entry to The Folly between 12.30-4.30pm  as part of Heritage Open Day. There will bespecial activities; including guided tours of the outside at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm as well as other family activities. Visitors can explore the  fascinating 17th Century house with its exhibitions and museum collections and enjoy rummaging in the dressing up clothes and perhaps take an interesting selfie as a reminder of their afternoon. There will also be a chance to view the work of the late Ken Jelley, a much admired local photographer. Ken took a series of black and white photographs throughout the year 2000 capturing residents and visitors at work and play around the town.  A selection are on display on the second floor of Folly until September 13th.


On September 17 Holy Moly and the Crackers will take to the stage for an evening of folky, waltz-y  punky, fiddle flying, Cajun fun with rousing hoe-downs ensuring that you get up and dance. Music of an entirely different genre on September 26 when West Yorkshire Savoyards return with their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic Savoy opera “The Gondoliers”.  Benji Kirkpatrick, from Bellowhead, brings his show “Bendrix” to Settle on September 27th. The first half of the show is Benji’s own material, with the second half entirely dedicated to  an exploration of the music of Jimi Hendrix material set against a specially commissioned visual backdrop by Shropshire-based artist Esther Thorpe. This section comprises classic songs by the legendary guitarist, adapted for bouzouki, banjo and mandolin so that by stripping back the layers of electric guitar, the solos and the psychedelia the songs appear in their pure form, to reveal Hendrix as a sensitive songwriter  On September 25 the unusual and critically acclaimed play “Beryl – a romance on two wheels” will be performed,  celebrating the life of Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two wheels.Yorkshire woman Beryl Burton was five times world pursuit champion, twice road racing champion and twelve times national champion. She was one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived. The play tells the story of Beryl’s life, from working on a rhubarb farm to becoming the best British cycling all-rounder for 25 consecutive years and, in 1967, setting a 12 hour time-trial which has not been broken to this day. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.


A family evening is being held at the rugby club on 18 September to mark the England v Fiji match. There will be fun rugby games, a face painting, food, a happy hour bar and the opportunity to watch the match live on large screens.  The event will commence at 6.30pm.


Three Peaks Folk Club will mark “Sally Day” this year on 19 September with a special night of music and songs which were favourites of folk club founder, Sally Wright. The evening commences at Settle Social club at 8.30pm and admission is £5. Guest artist for the evening is Anna Shannon.


The next messy church session will take place on Sunday, 20 September between 3.30-5.30 at St John’s Hall. Messy church is a free event, including a meal, with an opportunity to donate towards costs. There will be craft activities and a chance for families to come together and celebrate together.


A new term of Iyengar Yoga Sessions will commence on 21 September. The Monday sessions take place at Friends Meeting House at 12.30-2.00 for mixed ability and 2.15-3.30 for beginners.  The Tuesday session takes place at the school of dance, Station Road between 7-8.30 and is a mixed ability session. For further details contact 01282 841049.


On Thursday 1st October 2015 at from 2pm – 4pm at Victoria Hall in Settle, Age UK North Craven will be hosting a unique event to mark UK Older People’s Day. The aim of the event is to celebrate the contribution made to the community by people in later life. There will be information from local organisations on display as well as information on how to make the most of the services on offer from Age UK North Craven and other community groups at work in Settle and the surrounding areas.  There will also be refreshments provided. The event is free; aimed at the community and at people working with older people either as volunteers or as professionals  Our special guests are the Golden Oldies (known as the GOs to their friends).  The GOs started out as an over 50’s light exercise group and now provide entertainment, costumed and choreographed song, fun and dance all over the North West. Members of the group say being part of the GOs has given them fun, purpose and a new lease of life. They will be at the core of the event with a stage display. For more information and to reserve tickets please contact Sue Bradley at Age UK North Craven, on 01729 823066.


Settle Parish church will host an organ recital by Paul Fisher on Saturday, 3 October at 7.30pm. Entitled “Melodies All Sorts” the programme will feature melodies from classical and popular music arranged for organ including Mozart, Vangelis, Strauss, Fisher and others. There will be a refreshment interval and admission is free with  a retiring collection of donations to the organ fund


The next charity dance will take place at St Johns Hall on October 3rd and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book by the preceding Friday please contact 01729 823259 / 824038.


Advance notice of an event of special interest to all darts fans. On 18 October Settle Social Club will be hosting an exhibition by Eric Bristow. The event commences at noon and admission is £5. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Bookings are now being taken at Victoria Hall for Settle Stories “Star Party” on 10 October.  This will be a full day event commencing at 11am and running till late and will feature a range of story tellers and astronomers throughout the day which will be meeting of storytellers and astronomers suitable for adults and children. A collaboration between Settle Stories, Manchester Metropolitan University & Bradford Astronomical Society., the day’s highlights  will include: a rocket workshop, a chance to visit a Star Lab with astronomers and storytellers and a new star story event with international award winning storyteller – Cassandra Wye. For further details contact Victoria Hall on 01729 825718 or go to



As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Giggleswick School Chapel will be open to the public on 12 and 13 September.  On Saturday the chapel will be open from 10am-5pm with music recitals at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. On Sunday the chapel will be open from 12 -4.30pm with recitals at noon and 2pm.

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