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Settle News March 18th


Have you ever seen items on the TV selling at auction and thought, “I’ve got one of them somewhere!”. This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for as the church is holding a valuation day on March 24th from 10am-4pm. You are invited to bring along items to have them valued by a professional team of valuers  from an auction house. Each item valuation costs only £1 and there is no obligation to then submit any item for auction, however if you wish to do so the valuation team will be able to give you advice on how to go about doing this. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate every Monday  from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring (01729) 822771



Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences.  On 24 March there will be a moderately strenuous walk from Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen via Grisedale and Ais Gill. This is a 15 mile walk and leaves Garsdale at 10.21 am. The same day there is also a 10 mile moderate circular walk at Grange over stands. Alight 10.24 at Grange (change Carnforth).  On Sunday 25 there is an 8 mile easy walk from Hellifield to Settle setting off from Hellifield at 10.02.  For further details contact website at



The April programme promises to cater for all musical tastes. On 14 April there will be Classic Clapton  from the world’s no.1 tribute band. On 21 April Scandimoot, traditional Swedish music and dance returns as part of the dales weekend of Scandinavian music festival. Soloists from the Northern Chamber Orchestra return to the hall for a concert featuring the music of Strauss and Beethoven on April 22. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718.




Victoria Hall is the venue for a Collectors and Crafters fair in aid of Bentham and district Pet rescue on 24 March. This will run from 9.30-4.30 with refreshments available.



The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to an evening of story telling, wit and wisdom with Bill Mitchell and Sita Brand on Saturday, 24 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office at Victoria Hall on 01729 825718



As part of the national Learn to Play day,on March 31st Settle Music is offering a free music lesson to encourage people to pick up an instrument. For details of how to obtain a free lesson contact 825838.


The club will meet on 28th March at Townhead Court at 2pm when there will be a presentation entitled “ideas for the smaller garden” by Elaine Newington-Ward.  Non members are welcome.


On 31 March there will be a jewellery making workshop at Friends Meeting House from 10-4pm. This costs £20 for the day and places are limited so early booking is advisable. To reserve a place contact  01729 824386 in the evening.


The next meeting, which is the twenty-third birthday of Settle W.I., is on Wednesday 4 April at 2 p.m. at St John’s Church Hall when the speaker will be Jan Michael on the subject of ‘Writing Novels,’ and the competition is for a bookplate.




There will be two trail walks during April allowing visitors and locals alike to discover more about one of Settle’s most colourful characters. The walks will take place on 5 and 12 April and will last from 6-7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and all monies will go towards the East African Famine Appeal. Tickets can be booked via 015242 42414. The walks meet outside the Tourist Information Centre


Local and visiting ladies are invited to come along to a vintage tea party at Settle Cricket club to rais money for breast cancer charities on 14 April.  There will be tea, cake and music between 3-5pm and tickets cost £5.  Polka dots and pearls optional!




On 25th Community Cinemas present the acclaimed film of “War Horse”.  On 29 March the Northern Garden Lecture takes place at 5.30pm  when the speaker will be Bob Brown, of Cotswold Garden Flowers.  Holder of the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the Science of Horticulture this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining talk. Details of times and tickets via 01729  893180 or online at


As part of the Moving Forward Fundraising campaign there will be a concert on 28 March at 7.30pm. Entitled “The Best of What We Know” it will feature Bill Mitchell, Janet Russell and Settle Voices telling and performing songs and tales from the dales and beyond. Tickets cost £8, available from 825582 and 822676.


The recent Women’s World Day of Prayer service held at Settle Parish Church and supported by churches across the area raised approximately £200 for a range of world-wide projects. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event and those who took part in the service. Special thanks to the team at Settle Parish Church of the themed catering which was greatly enjoyed.


The next Settle Big Breakfast will take place at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Saturday 17 March at 8.30am. Coffee and Tea available from 8.15.  The speaker will be Rev Hilary Young. This will be an opportunity to meet Hilary who has recently moved to Settle, with her husband Norman, to take up her new appointment as Priest-in-Charge of the parishes of Settle, Giggleswick and Rathmell with Wigglesworth. Hilary was formerly vicar of a parish in Wigan (Lancashire!). Breakfast is £3 and can be booked via 825285, by end of Thursday 15th.


The Three Peaks Folk Club will meet on 31 March at Settle Social Club. There will be a mix of floor singers and musicians and the evening will feature Anna Shannon, Radio 2’s songwriter of the year in 2006. Admission £5, all welcome.


As a result of the Easter Holidays the next charity dance will now take place on March 31st rather than in April. The dance will be held at Settle College between 7.30-11.30pm and all proceeds will again go to support Settle Swimming Pool. Please ensure that you book your place by rining 01729 823259 by Thursday March 29th.


As a result of the Easter Holidays the next charity dance will now take place on March 31st rather than in April.  Please note that this is a change of date. The dance will be held at Settle College between 7.30-11.30pm and all proceeds will again go to support Settle Swimming Pool. Please ensure that you book your place by rining 01729 823259 by Thursday March 29th.



There will be an all sorts market at Victoria Hall on Easter Saturday, April 7th from 9.30-4pm Refreshments will be available throughout the day.  For details or to book a stall contact 01729 823867.



Victoria Hall will be hosting a book fair on Easter Monday, April 9th between 9.30 am and 4pm. Refreshments will be served during the day. For details contact 01729 823867.



Paintings by Neil Casey will be on display at Friends Meeting House on Easter Saturday, April 7th,  between 10am-4pm. These will include Railway scenes and local dales landscapes. All welcome.



The Annual General Meeting of Settle Amateur Operatic Society was held recently. Past members and friends, including former Treasurer Reg Trusler, were remembered during a minute’s silence in their memory.

All involved in “When the Lights Go On Again” were thanked for their hard work in front or behind the scenes. The Treasurer reported that there was a small loss on the years’ accounts of £56, but there was a loss on the show of £1040, mainly due to a reduction in audience numbers. This was more than compensated by the fund-raising efforts of the Social Committee, who had a good year and thanks were expressed to all who support their events and also bake, give raffle prizes, buy tickets etc.  All officers were re-elected and it was agreed to keep the rates of subscription at the same levels.  The social committee already have several events planned for the coming year, starting with a “Girlie Gardening” evening on Thursday, March 29th at the Old Courthouse at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £2, including coffee and biscuits. There will also be some Langcliffe teas in the coming year and coffee mornings so please do come along and enjoy.

The producer and choreographer for the past 41 years, Stephanie Phillip, had decided to stand down and very grateful thanks were expressed to her for all the hard work she has put into all the shows over the years.  The Society has a new producer, in Judith Smith of Bingley, who attended the AGM and was welcomed by all present and the Society and its members look forward to working with her.  It was agreed that the production for 2012 will be The Sound of Music, which will of course require several children to take part as the Von Trapp family. The production requires two sets of children: girls aged 5,7,9 and 13 and boys aged 11 and 14 – or certainly able to look these ages! Also required will be Liesel, who is 16 going on 17, and Rolf (17 ish!) – as well as all the adult roles as well. So if acting and singing are among your favourite things then come along and join us.  Anyone who is interested in taking part/joining should please contact the Secretary, Helen Reid on 01729 824038, or any committee member or come along to the get together at the Old Courthouse on Station Road on Wednesday 2 May and the first singing rehearsal on 9 May at 7.30pm. The production itself will take place at Victoria Hall, Settle from October 29 to November 3rd.

The society would also like to thank everyone in the community for their support during the year.



Year 2&3 pupils recently took part in a football festival and although they didn’t win any matches they tried extremely hard and the school is very proud of their efforts. At Craven Swimming Gala

Gabriel Warburton and Caitie Birkett-Bentley, were selected to represent the North Craven cluster of schools at the Craven Swimming Gala, in Skipton. They both swam really well and Gabriel, who was swimming against Y6/Y5 pupils, was placed fourth in his race. Caitie’s relay teams were placed 4th and 1st and Caitie was also placed 1st in the freestyle race – a great achievement! Well done also to all pupils who took part in the Giggleswick Gallop. They all tried hard and completed the course and Bethany (4th girl) and Harry (6th boy) were chosen to represent North Craven at the Craven Cross Country Event. Well done too to Louisa Bullock, Caitie Birkett-Bentley and Liam Halliday, who took part in the recent Accordion Festival in Saltaire and received trophies for their performances. Caitie and Liam have also been chosen to represent North Yorkshire at the National Accordion Championship in Liverpool – a great achievement! All pupils worked hard on reading activities during our celebration of World Book Day and this year, we focussed on raising pupils’ awareness of phonics. It was also great that so many pupils came dressed as book characters to mark the event. Thank you to parents and carers for your support with the costumes, some of which were very creative.Class 2 and Class 3 pupils worked together on a Maths Trail to mark World Maths day surprised themselves about the Maths they could generate from a walk around the school. KS2 pupils also receently enjoyed a busy day focussing on bread-making, which combined their Science with their Design & Technology. In addition to sampling their creations, they have also frozen some, which they intend to share with visitors on our Open Morning. Many thanks to the parents who kindly helped with this activity and to those who sent in additional equipment to supplement the school’s resources. On Friday, 30th March, the Friends of Giggleswick Primary School are holding an Easter Bingo event to which everyone is invited. It will start at 6.30pm and will include a Jacob’s Join meal, with food contributions from all participants. Entrance to the event is £1 per person, which includes a bingo book, although additional books will be available to purchase. There will also be an Easter tombola. We should be most grateful for contributions towards the tombola and suggest that in return for a donation of a chocolate item, or an Easter-type gift, your child could come to school in clothes of their own choice on the last day of term, if they so wish.



Two new exhibitions will be opening at The Folly on April 3rd. The first of these is:  ‘Off the Page:the Story of Dalesman Magazine’ and  the second is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby



On March 28  at 7.30pm  there will be a concert entitled, ‘The Best of What We Know’ featuring Bill Mitchell and Settle Voices in St. Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick. Tickets £8,00 from 01729 825582 and 01729 822676 or on the door.



In addition to their concert on March 28th at  7.30pm in St Alkelda’s Church, in the company of Bill Mitchell,  Settle Voices Community Choir will also be performing in Skipton the same week. Along with  The Sheeptown Songsters of Skipton,  the Settle choir  will be performing in concert ‘The Best of What We Know’ – an evening of words and music on Friday 30th March at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Hall, Newmarket St, Skipton. Tickets costing £5 can be reserved by contacting 01729 822771. They can be bought at Settle TIC, Settle Music and from members of either choir and they will also be available on the door. For more information visit

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