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Settle News May 24th 2012



Settle WI invite you to take part in The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3rd June at St John’s Church Hall, Settle (postcode BD24 9JH) starting at 12 noon.

The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project that started in 2009 – to encourage as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours once a year, and this year The Big Jubilee Lunch forms part of the main programme of events over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.

So come along with your picnic – just enough for yourself or extra to share – and join us to celebrate this very special occasion. Tables & chairs will be provided and hot & cold drinks will be on sale.  Settle WI is also raising money for the Folly Appeal so in addition to hot and cold drinks, there will be cakes & produce on sale, a white elephant stall and a book stall.



A reminder that Tuesday lunches are now once again being served in the church over the summer months.  Coffee is served from 10 am onwards and light lunches available from 11.30 to 2pm.  This will have a special Jubilee theme on June 5th. On June 17, Father’s day, the catering team will be serving light lunches and afternoon teas at Langcliffe Institute from 1-5pm. All welcome.


There are currently two exhibitions at the Folly. The first of these is:  ‘Off the Page:the Story of Dalesman Magazine’ and  the second is ‘Portraits’ by Sam Dalby featuring portraits of local characters. 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.


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 June 2 there will be an 8 mile easy walk from Long Preston to Settle via the Ribble Way, departing Long Preston at 9.43.  There will also be a moderately strenuous  12 mile walk from Garsdale to Sedbergh, departing Garsdale at 10.21.  For further details contact website at


Longing to tell a story? Settle Storytelling Festival has launched a  competition in collaboration with social audio platform Audioboo to find Britain’s best newcomer to the ancient art of storytelling. To commemorate 2012 being the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm, the festival is asking budding storytellers to tell their own version of a fantastical Grimm’s fairy tale – like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel or Snow White. Entries need to be recorded and uploaded by July 31st 2012. Prizes include £50.00, £25.00 and £10.00 National Book Tokens. The overall winner will be invited to perform at the Storytelling Festival 2012. The Festival takes place from 11th – 14th October 2012. This year’s line-up includes award winning and international renowned storytellers. This is your chance to share the stage with them. The Brothers Grimm wrote many of the most well known and well loved fairy stories in the world and everyone has a favourite – so pick your story, make it your own and start telling it. Let your imagination go wild, make it about your family, your friends or your school. Set it anywhere you want – anything goes – and if you’ve ever really kissed a frog, we’d love to know what happened!” For more information go to


There will be a showing of the multi academy award winning film ‘The Artist’, a black and white tribute to Hollywood’s golden age. This will be shown at Victoria Hall on 31st May at 7.30pm.


The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Celebrating Settle” and featuring memorabilia and photographs of past royal jubilee and coronation festivities in Settle from 1887-1953. The exhibition runs until 21 July.


Linton Court Gallery invite you to come along and hear a talk by Dr John Welshman on 31 May at 7pm on the subject of his new book: “ Titanic – The Last Night of a Small Town”.  Admission is £6 and places must be reserved in advance.  Published by Oxford University Press the book features the stories of both crew and passengers. The featured crew includes the Second Officer; a Stewardess; the young Assistant Wireless Operator; and the Captain of the Carpathia rescue ship. There are eight featured passengers in all – an amateur military historian and governess in First Class; a teacher in Second; a domestic servant and mother in Third; and three children. The book considers questions such as what were their earlier histories, their hopes and anxieties? Who survived, and why, and who perished? What happened to these people in the years after 1912? And what can we learn from their accounts? On the centenary of the sinking, it is the individual histories of twelve of the inhabitants of the small town that this book reconstructs. The book employs the rigorous, sceptical approach of the social historian, while at the same time retaining the vividness of the eye-witness account. For further details or to book a place contac Tel: 01729 824497


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday afternoon 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


Settle will be hosting a continental market in the market place on June 1st and 2nd from 9am – 5pm. There will be market traders from across Europe selling authentic food and handmade crafts and many will be in traditional costumes.



The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on June 2nd. This will be a celebration of the Jubilee and there will be a finger buffet, cost £7. All proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.



Linton Court Gallery is hosting a series of Life Drawing Class with T Sam Dalby as tutor. There will be a one day Life Drawing Day event & three Thursday evening sessions. You can book for all 4 sessions or just one, however there will be a reduced price if booking for all sessions.

The day drawing event will take place on Wednesday 6 June and runs from 10 am  – 3pm at a cost of £30. The evening events run from 7-9 pm on Thursday 14, 21 and 28  June and cost £15 each.  The classes are suitable for all ability levels and will include personal tutoring in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. To book a place: please telephone the gallery during open hours: Tuesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday 11 – 4 p.m. Telephone: 01729 824497  or alternatively email: or call into the gallery. Numbers limited to 12 places. On booking information will be provided about art materials to bring etc


The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 June when the Rev Hilary Young will give a talk entitled ‘My Story’.  At 1.30 pm on Monday 25 June at St John’s Church Hall, Julie and Anne, known as the ‘dynamic duo of entertaining cookery’ will demonstrate some recipes from their W.I. publication ‘Cooking with Anne’. The charge is £10 to include light refreshments. The outing on Wednesday, 4 July, is to Grassington and Pateley Bridge. The  cost of the outing is £20 to include lunch.



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. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact  01729 822988 or 01535 692018.


There will be a photo-walk in the Yorkshire Dales in the Ribblehead and Horton area under the guidance of professional photographer Veronica Caperon on 8 June between 10-4pm. This is aimed at those wishing to explore ways of develop their knowledge who have limited skills at present and is suitable for over 14 year olds.  Cost is £35. For details contact 01729 824537.


The Annual General Meeting for the Friends of Settle Swimming Pool will take place on 8 June at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House. This is a public meeting and the agenda will include the report on the year’s activities and the election of new officers. All welcome. Please come along to help support the friends to maintain this important amenity in the town and district.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for a strawberry tea at The Old Court House on 9 June between 2-5pm.  Admission is £3 and there will also be a tombola and raffle. For further details contact 822364.


Norcroft Kennel at Langcliffe is hosting its annual garden party and fun dog show on 10 June at 2pm. Admission is £3 (£1 children) including tea and coffee and entry into the dog show. There are a rang of fun categories in the show including waggiest tail, best six legs and best biscuit catcher. So bring your dog along for a fun afternoon out and help raise funds for local animal charities.


A reminder that Karen’s keep fit sessions will recommence on 11 June at Settle Middle School from 7.30-8.30pm. The sessions cost £4 (with discount vouchers available for regular attendance) and are suitable for all abilities with exercise in a range of styles and to a variety of music.  For further details contact 015242 42392.


The next in the series of concerts at Poppies Tea rooms will take place on 13 June when Janet Russell will perform. Established folk singer Janet is best known locally as the conductor of Settle Voices. She will perform a range of songs, from now and long ago. Tickets cost £7 from 07932 182 293.


During the week there was an opportunity to hear more at first hand about Christian Aid’s work abroad as staff & supporters from Yorkshire and Lancashire Christian Aid offices were completing a sponsored cycle ride on the Way of the Roses route, from Morecambe to Bridlington. Their first night’s stop was in Settle, and after some food they met local supporters, and shared about their recent visits to supported ventures in Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. It was inspiring to see the difference to people’s lives by the grants made, and support given to enable individuals and communities to start small businesses and work co-operatively.The annual Coffee Evening, begun in 1968 by Mrs Phyllis Walker, and passed over to Churches Together to organise last year, was very well supported again, and the total given is £509.51 – an excellent amount! Many thanks to all who came, and to the stall holders for their efforts. The Sunday afternoon tea and scones, organised by the Society of Friends again this year,  raised £100. It was a tasty, enjoyable afternoon, with a good result for a worthy charity, which helps people to help themselves out of poverty in many countries around the world. The total for the door to door collection in the town and villages is not yet available and you would like to have your donation included, and haven’t given in an envelope, please take it to the Vicarage in Giggleswick.



As part of the Giggleswick Diamond Jubilee Celebrations there will be a water pageant on our very own Tems! Everyone in the village is invited to build a model boat (be it a kit or a home-devised construction) to join in our pageant.  The boats will be launched from the slate bridge opposite Giggleswick Primary School on 3 June at 2pm. For further information or if you have a query about the boats please contact either 822676 or 823532.


The exhibition will take place in Clapham village hall from June 2nd to June 10 and will be open every day from 11am to 6pm.  This will be an exhibition of new and original paintings by the group members and the pictures painted include work in a variety of styles and materials. Also for sale are unframed pictures, cards and sketches. All welcome.

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