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Settle News for Visitors and Locals – Oct 12th


A multi-charity Christmas card shop is now open in Settle Tourist Information Centre and will be selling cards through to 22nd December. Thee are cards from over 25 charities in a wide range of styles.


Ms Mveni, one of the teachers at Kwezana School, returned home to South Africa on Tuesday full of enthusiasm and ideas to share following her time in Settle where she not only spent time with pupils at the school but also had the chance to enjoy some of the events in the Settle Storytelling festival. She also visited the harvest service and lunch at St Alkelda’s church and enjoyed trips around the local area as well as working on ideas for projects for both the schools to share on her return to Kwezana.


A reminder that from 27 October to 1st November Settle Amateur Operatic Society take to the stage with this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls”. Tickets for all events bookable via 01729 825718.


Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have arranged a number of guided  walks for the coming weekend.  The first on 18 October is the Baugh Fell Traverse, a strenuous walk of 11  miles  departing from Sedbergh and returning to Garsdale. This uses public service bus to Sedbergh and therefore booking is essential on this woak because of limited transport availability. To book contact There will also be a 10mile moderately strenuous Settle circular walk on October 18 leaving Settle at 9.50 and including Stainforth Force in the route. There will be a short circular walk in moderate terrain around Armathwaite and including a visit to the signal box. This will be a walk  of approximately 7 miles. This will leave Armathwaite at 9.40.   Booking in advance is not required for the second or third walk but it is essential to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink and to be correctly equipped for both. For further details contact


Bookings is now underway for this year’s production of “Guys and Dolls” at Victoria Hall. Performances will take place every evening of the week commencing 27 October with a matinee on 1st November.  Tickets are obtainable via Victoria Hall box office on 01729 825718. Family concession tickets of £2 are available.


This weekend the Three Peaks Folk Club will be celebrating Trafalgar Weekend, with a special weekend of music and song. On Friday 17 there will be a club night at Settle Social Club from 6pm to Midnight with free entry to all. On Saturday 16th there will be events at the club from mid-day to 5pm with free entry, including workshops, singarounds, special mini concert, workshops, good beers, loads o’ fun, singing techniques, harmony singing, sessions, walks, shanties. From 7.45 to midnight there will be a club night with special guest Marie Little and featuring a an appearance by concertina player, John Conolly.  On Sunday 19th there is a survivors’ breakfast 10am and Kiln sing – meet at Settle Social Club Car Park – 10 : 45am.


On October 17th The Folly is proud to welcome Dr Bill Smith to present a talk on the subject of “Tunstill’s Men: the story of the Settle Company of Volunteers in World War 1”.  The talk will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £7, available via 01729 822893.


The next big breakfast will take place on Saturday 18 October at 8.30am at St Mary and St Michael Church Hall, Tillman Close. It is hoped that there will be a speaker from ‘Growing with Grace’ at Clapham to provide an up-date of their latest developments. Please note that the change of venue means that there is more space and therefore more people can be accommodated, however remember to book places by contacting 01729 825285 byThursday 16 October to assist with catering. Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am with breakfast & talk over by 9.30am.


The junior members of Settle Orchestra invite you to join them for an afternoon of tea and cake as the young musicians demonstrate their skills at a concert and afternoon tea on 19 October. The concert will start at 3pm at Langcliffe Institute and admission is £5 on the door, with accompanied children admitted free.


The next messy church session will take place at St John’s Hall on 19 October. The session runs from 3.30-5.30 and includes a hot meal. The theme for this month is the One World Week theme of “Living Differently” and will focus on the story of the “The man who wanted bigger barns”.


The next meeting will take place at Townhead Court on 22nd October at 2pm. This will be a talk on Spring Bulbs by Marguerite Hughes.. All welcome, non-members £3.


This year as part of One World Week there will be a simple meal at St. Mary& St Michael’s hall on Thursday 23rd Oct 6.30 p.m. followed by a speaker – Ben Oldham from CAFOD about the work helping those affected by climate change.  Everyone is welcome, but it would help if people would let Chris Yates (822690) or Alison Tyas (822313) know if they intend coming for the meal to assist with planning the catering. Chris and Alison would also welcome offers of produce from gardens or allotments for the meal. On Friday 24th Oct at  10.a.m. there will be a prayer vigil for peace in Settle Parish Church using Blackburn Cathedral’s

inter-faith service. All welcome.


Victoria Hall will be the venue on 3 November for a first aid at work course arranged by Dales Training.  This is a 6 hour course and deals with first aid at work and leads to a recognised qualification. The qualification is valid for 3 years and the day includes a certificate and manual for each person. The course costs £70 per candidate. For details and to reserve places contact


There will be a concert of classical and romantic music arranged for organ with some violin and woodwind parts on 15 November at Settle Parish Church. The event will commence at 7.30pm and there will be refreshments. Donations to the church organ fund.


Shush – whisper it quietly, Christmas is coming… Plans are already underway for Christmas Day in Settle where once again there will be a community Christmas Lunch and Tea at St John’s Hall. The event will run from 11.45 to 4.45 and is open to all ages at the cost of £10 per head. To reserve a place please contact 01729 822138. Reservations are taken up to the last moment but obviously earlier booking helps the volunteers work out catering requirements. Volunteers are also sought to help with food preparation, cooking and serving and arranging transport to and from the event and to generally assist with the planning. To volunteer contact the number above.



On 19 October there will be a performance of “Emily Brown and The Thing” by Tall Stories Theatre, an adventure ideal for younger children.Details of tickets and booking for all events via 01729 893180 or


The church’s annual quiz night will take place on 17 October at 7pm. Teams should comprise 4 members and the entry fee is £2 per person. For a further £2 per person a pie and pea supper can be purchased. These can be pre-booked by contacting  01729 824441. On 25 October there will be a fair in aid of NSPCC with a range of crafts on sail. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.


The Harts Head Hotel invite ladies along to a Pink Party on 20 October at 7.30pm. There will be a free glass of wine and the opportunity to purchase from the new winter Avon range, footwear and more will also be on sale at this event to raise fund for breast cancer awareness.

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