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Settle News August 12th


Cosmic Corner is seeking like minded individuals to come together on a monthly basis for discussions, films, trips relating to matters spiritual and paranormal. Meetings run from 7.45 – 10.30 approx with people congregating from 7.15 onwards.  Refreshments provided and meetings cost £3 to cover costs. Past topics have included alternative therapies, UFO’s, ghosts and paranormal experiences and tarot. If you are interested then come along to our next get together on 3 September, contact  01729 824659 for details.  


There will be plenty of  opportunity to find out more about one of the town’s most colourful citizens during the month as there will be four Tot Lord guided tours of Settle taking place  every Thursday evening in  August.  Commencing at 6.00 outside the Town Hall, opposite Lambert’s. There is a charge £3.50 per person, with all proceeds going to the West African Famine Appeal.


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 or may be visiting the town over the summer. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact  01729 822988 or 01535 692018. 


The 3 Peaks Gallery in Settle Market Place is currently staging an exhibition entitled “The Shipping Forecast”.  This will run to the 31st August and is a series of images reflecting on trawlermen and their way of life. 


There are currently two exhibitions showing at the Folly. The first is  ‘Time to Celebrate’ and the second is Victoria Cave Revisited’. 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. On Tues. Aug. 21 there will be a  family activity in the Folly, between 2.00-4.00pm when you are invited to ‘Come and Explore Our Cave’. Participants can Crawl through a tunnel and decorate the cave entrance. Donations of 50p are requested to cover the cost of materials. On Saturday Aug 31  at 7.30pm, ‘Along the Settle & Carlisle’ will be staged. This is an evening of poetry and pictures with Alan Daltrey and Nick Jones Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893. There is limited seating for this event  so book early to avoid disappointment

Settle Music are staging a workshop on 22 August at Langcliffe Institute which will offer a taste of Samba drumming for beginners. This will run from 2-4.30pm and  is open to all ages. The cost for either workshop is  £15 for adults and £10 for under 14s and places can be reserved via Settle Music or by contacting  01729 825838. 


The current exhibition at the Gallery  features the work of local artist/printmaker and drawing instructor Helen Peyton, including Monoprint and lino reduction prints. Appropriately for a telephone box the theme is “The Trimphone”. 


2012 sees Settle Photographic Group mount its fourth Town Trail and Annual Exhibition.  Members of the Group will be displaying the best of their pictures in Settle shops from 18th – 29th August and then in a St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick, from 1st – 9th September.  The exhibition in the church will be open from 9-5.30 each day. As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from leaping salmon to flowers to steam trains to mountains! The Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to St Alkelda’s Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. Something new this year will be a display of pictures from Banyuls PhotoClub, our twin town in south west France. The group meets on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm at Town Head Court in Settle.  Every month there is a photographic challenge when members have the chance to show two of the pictures they have taken that month on the chosen theme and to see what others have achieved.  There is also either a visiting speaker or an in-house event to help members with their photography in some way – and these sessions help everyone whether they are beginners or very experienced photographers.  Everyone is welcome whether a member or not. Find out more at or from Rod Smith on 01729 860520 or Gill Pinkerton on 015242 41397. SETTLE SIGNAL BOX The restored signal box at Settle station will be open to the public on 19 August from 10-4, during the Walk for All. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully received in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. 


On Sunday 19 August during the Walk for All Walking Festival in the Yorkshire Dales  there will be refreshments available in the church from 11.30 am onwards.  All families, friends, supporters and walkers and members of the local community are invited to come along and enjoy teas and cakes in the church – and grounds, if warm –  with all profits going  to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal. Coffee and light lunches are also available every Tuesday in the church. 


 On 25 August the Friends are holding an all sorts market at the hall. This will run from 9.30-4pm and home-made refreshments will be served. On 27 August there will be a book fair at the hall. Again this will run from 9.30-4pm and home-made refreshments will be served. Admission to this event is 60p. For details please contact 01729 823867


West Yorkshire Savoyards will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Ruddigore” at Victoria Hall on 15 September. Tickets cost £13 (£11 concessions) and are available via the box office on 01729 825718. 


 St Alkelda’s welcome you to their annual flower festival. The festival will take place on 25-27 August. The church will be open from 10-4pm on both 25 and 27 August and from 12 -4 on Sunday, 26 August. Admission is £2. On Friday 24 there will be a preview evening with wine and nibbles served. Admission for this event is £5. For details contact 01729 824441.

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