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Settle News July 2012 PARISH CHURCH

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.


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.



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 7 August there will be the first of a series of summer family activities when the Folly hosts “Our Street Party”. Families are invited to come along and add a picture to the frieze of a street party scene. The event runs from 2-4pm and donations of 50p towards the costs of materials would be gratefully received.


A new exhibition is now open at the Gallery  featuring 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”.


Over the summer months Victoria Hall, in conjunction with TRAMPS, will be showing films every week.  Films start at 7pm and tickets cost £5.  On August 8 the film will be “Dirty Dancing”, a 12 certificate.  On August 15 the 15 certificate rock classic, “Pink Floyd – The Wall”.



The next charity dance will be held on August 4 and all proceeds will go to Manorlands. The dance will commence at 8pm and will be held at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church Hall in Kirkgate. Please note both the change of venue and start time. To book a place please contact 01729 823259 by Thursday August 2nd.



Chipmonks is running a holiday club during the summer based at Settle Primary School. The club will be open to children aged between 5-0 years and will run for 3 weeks from 6 August. There will be a range of activities during this period and costs will be £20 per day for the period of 9am- 3pm or £27.50 per day for the extended period of 8am-5.30pm. For further details contact 01729 822370.



Over the summer months Victoria Hall, in conjunction with TRAMPS, will be showing films every week.  Films start at 7pm and tickets cost £5.  On August 8 the film will be “Dirty Dancing”, a 12 certificate.  On August 15 the 15 certificate rock classic, “Pink Floyd – The Wall”.  On 24 August there will be music with Retro Electric. Tickets cost £12 from 01729 825718 and the event starts at 8pm



Churches Together in Settle and District will be holding a songs of praise afternoon on 5 August at Settle Parish Church. This will take place outdoors if fine, indoors if wet! All are welcome and the service will commence at 3pm. The group has also arranged a free holiday club for children aged between 5-11 years. This will take place at St John’s Hall on August 14-16 between 10am and noon each day. The theme is “On Your Marks” and there  will be a wide range of activities for children to enjoy. Booking is not necessary and further details are available from 01729 823537.



Settle and Giggleswick Mother’s Union invite you to join them for tea and cakes on Wednesday 8 August, 2pm – 4pm at the Friends Meeting House.  All money raised to the ‘Wheels Appeal’.



There will be a social morning for a coffee and chat on 9 August at Victoria Hall to allow members old and new to enrol for the 2012-2013 new year.  The session will run from 10.30 onwards and is a chance to renew membership or to find out more about U3A activities in the area.


On 11 August there will be a trip to see the mystery plays in York. Tickets are no longer available for the plays but there are still 4 seats available for anyone who would simply like to come along to enjoy a day sight-seeing / shopping.  Leaving Settle at 9am and returning at 6pm approx. Fare £8.00. Please contact Edith Diggles, if you’d like to book a seat, tel: 825285.



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.




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






St Alkelda’s invite you to join them for afternoon tea at Rose Cottage, Giggleswick (formerly the home of Russell Harty) on 4 August. Come along and explore this beautiful garden. This will run from 2.30-5pm with teas costing £3.50. All welcome.


The 71st annual show will take place on August 11 at the Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion. The show opens to the public at 1.30pm with the official opening ceremony at 2pm. This year the show will be opened by Ethne Bannister of Coniston Hall.  There are a wide range of classes in the show and copies of the schedule are now available from shops in Settle.

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