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Settle News August 26th


A reminder that the church  is serving home made lunches, from noon onwards,  on Tuesdays up to mid-September . There’s also a further chance to sample cakes and savouries on September 9th when from noon onwards light lunches and teas will be on sale at Langcliffe Institute to raise money for church funds. All are welcome.


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. Some of the people in this year group are believed to have left the area – and organisers are appealing for help in contacting ex-students. Girls in particular have proved difficult to trace as many have married and changed surname. 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.



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 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



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”.



From 1st– 9th September the photos in the group exhibition will be on collective display in St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick. 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.



Itself based in an area which has inspired artists for centuries, the gallery is currently staging an exhibition of the Yorkshire Landscape,  including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Artists include: Norman Adams, Anna Adams, David Cook, Annie Farrer, Frank Gordon, Peter Hicks, Katharine Holmes,Emerson Mayes, Janet Swailes, Margaret Uttley and Marjan Wouda. The exhibition will run from  Saturday 25 August to 3 November.  The Gallery is open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 – 4 and also Bank Holiday Monday 27 August    11 – 4  With two distinct exhibition spaces, the Long Gallery and the Window Room. There is always a varied selection of paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics available to purchase as well as the works in the featured exhibition. The Gallery can now offer the Arts Council’s Own Art scheme, which provides an interest free way of purchasing art and paying over a 10 month period at no extra cost.


The next charity dance will  take place at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church Hall on Kirkgate, Settle on Saturday, September 1st. Please note that the start time for this event is 8pm.  To book contact 01729 823259 by Thursday August 30th. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Manorlands.



There will be a series of Life Drawing Classes tutored by local artist, Sam Dalby at Linton Court Gallery over the coming weeks. This includes two evening events on Thursday 6th and Thursday 27 September and two daytime classes on Wednesday 19 September and Wednesday 3 October. For further details or to reserve a place please contact the gallery on


Settle Voices Community Choir will meet in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday, 3rd September from 1pm to 3pm. New members are welcome. The annual fee is £5 and the weekly session is £4. For more information visit the website at or phone Nancy on 01729 822771.

Settle Bowling Club will be holding a coffee morning in the clubhouse on Tuesday, 4 September from 10am to noon. Come along and meet friends old and new. Everyone welcome.



Settle Station Water Tower and Signal Box – open to the public for Heritage Open Days 6th – 9th September inclusive 10am to 4pm each day.   This is a unique opportunity to see inside the water tower which featured on Channel 4’s restoration Man programme.   All the original pipework and controls are still there.   There is a ‘then, now and the telly in between’ exhibition too.   The view from the top is stunning.There is disabled access and a lift to the top deck.Admission is free but donations to the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line appreciated.


Our local Olympians did Yorkshire proud this summer, and showed what a fit bunch we are. Why not resolve to get fit this year and come along to Karen’s Keep Fit sessions at the former Settle Middle School building.  Sessions recommence on Monday 10 September and run weekly from 7.30- 830pm. The cost is the same as last year at £4 per session and free classes are available via a voucher scheme.  Activities are varied and suitable for all abilities and led by a qualified and insured instructor. For further details contact 015242 42392.



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.



What are you doing to build on the Olympic Legacy? Could you be the next Jade Jones? At Settle Scorpions all ages are welcome to learn more about the skills involved in Tae Kwon-Do. The groups practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Settle Primary School with the junior group meeting from 6-7.15pm (age 6 – 15 years)  and the seniors (age 16+) meeting from 7 to 8.30pm. Classes are suitable for all skill levels. For further details contact 01729 823416.


St Mary and St Michael Catholic church are holding a prize raffle to help raise funds for the restoration of the church and community hall. The first prize will be a case of Bordeaux wine valued at around £200. Tickets are available via Wholesome Bee and the raffle will be drawn at a coffee morning on 9 September.  Those wishing to support the appeal are also invited to sponsor Canon Rev Ian Greenhalgh, Anglican vicar at Austwick, who is running in the Lemedoc Marathon. Donations can be made using the free service at



The new term of Hatha Yoga classes return to Settle Primary School in the week commencing 10 September. Sessions are suitable for all ability levels and the classes run for 12 weeks with a break of one week for half-term.  Fees are £6 per session, payable in blocks of 6 weeks.  The first classes take place on 10 September and 12 September and run from 7.30-9pm. For details contact 07947 027 188.



The new season swings into action on 7 September with a return visit from Europe’s number one swing band,” The Swing Commanders”.  A further musical treat later in the month when

West Yorkshire Savoyards will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s 15 September.  Bradford based folk/Indie band “Wilful Missing” return to Settle on 21 September and on 22 September the Arden Youth Choir for girls take to the stage demonstrating their versatility and diverse repertoire which includes pop, gospel, soul, classical, folk and opera.  On 27 September Victoria Hall is delighted to welcome once more the Northern Chamber Orchestra in a programme of music by Rossini, Mozart, Bartok and Schubert.   Comedy is to the fore on 30 September when Jo Caulfield brings her “Better the Devil You Know” tour to Settle. Familiar from BBC radio 4 and TV’s “Mock The Week”, “Have I Got News For You”  and “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show”, Jo is one of the nation’s top comediennes and is currently starring at the comedy club as part of the Edinburgh Festival.  For details and tickets for all of the above contact the box office on 01729 825718.



Express fashions will be hosting a clothing party at Townhead Court on 12 September, commencing at 10.30pm. All welcome.



The U3A are holding their AGM and enrolment session at Victoria Hall on 13 September. Coffee will be served from 10am with the meeting commencing at 10.30am. This is open to all existing and new members.



Iyengar yoga sessions return in the week commencing 16 September.  On Mondays there are two sessions at Friends Meeting House: the first of these runs from 1-2.30pm and is suitable for mixed abilities and the second is from 2.45-4pm and is a beginners session.  On Tuesdays the venue is Townhead Court and there is a beginners session from 6.15-7.15pm and a mixed ability group from 7.30-9pm.  You are welcome to try a session before committing to a term. For details contact 01282 843907.


To support North Yorkshire West Federation following the cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show, Settle WI is holding a Literary Lunch on Monday 15th October from 12 noon in St John’s Church Hall, Settle. The speaker is Dulcie Lewis whom WI members will know as a regular columnist until recently in ‘WI Life’.  For non-WI members Dulcie is a prolific author whose works include ‘Kent Privies: A Nostalgic Trip down the Garden Path’ (a social history of lavatories), ‘Down the Yorkshire Pan’ (ditto!), ‘Not Just Yorkshire Pudding’ and her latest: ‘Casting off the Corset’.

Dulcie’s talk this time will be ‘Where the Wind Blows, and other stories’. Tickets cost £15 including 3-course lunch.  To book please contact Mary Hindle (01729 822327) or Edna Tomlinson (01729 822646)


The Settle Storytelling festival will take place this year between 11-14 October and the programme is now available in shops and cafes in town, with bookings now being taken for events. However the festival is also appealing for volunteers to help run the festival so that it can be even bigger and better than in previous years. If you can help with stewarding, catering, leafleting, admin or assisting in the box office then please contact 07788 712377.






As part of the national heritage open days programme Giggleswick Chapel will be open to members of the public on 8th and 9th September. On Saturday the chapel is open between 11-5pm and on Sunday between 1-4.30pm.  There will be an exhibition on the history of the chapel and recitals taking place throughout the open days.

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