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Settle Snippets 18th July 2015


Celebrate Yorkshire Day with a cream tea at St Mary and Michael Church on 1 August, between 2-4pm. All proceeds will go to the Church Restoration Fund. In addition to cream teas there will be cakes, tombola, raffle, hand-crafted jewellery, heritage stationery, books and crafts on sale. All welcome.


The Society invite you to join them for strawberry teas at the Old Court House on Station Road, Settle on Saturday July 25th between 2-4pm. Tickets cost £3 in advance via 01729 822364 or admission can be paid on the door. All welcome.


There will be a number of  guided walks arranged by Friends of Settle-Carlisle line this week. No reservation is necessary these walks but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. The first walk takes place on Sat 25 Jul  and is a 13 mile strenuous walk from Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale via Pendragon Castle. The walk departs from Kirkby Stephen at 10.19.  Also on Saturday there is a moderate 7mile walk as part of the Get Walking programme. This incorporates a visit to the restored signal box at Armathwaite. The walk leaves Armathwaite at 11.15.Details can also be found at


Through the generous donations of families in Settle and The Church Of The Holy Ascension we are now able to pay for the repair of guttering at Kwezana Primary School and also the installation of a 5,000L water tank. This water source will enable the school to provide water for drinking, cooking and washing during periods when the school tap has dried up. Although Kwezana Primary is lucky to have a tap within school grounds, its operation depends on water from a reservoir further up the valley. If the reservoir dries up, which it often does during the hot summer months, the school is unable to provide water to the children during the school day. The Friends of Kwezana would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this possible through their generous donations during end of term church services.  Miss Entwistle and Mr Freytag will be visiting Kwezana School during August to facilitate the guttering repairs and tank installation, as well as continue linked school projects.


Churches Together in Settle and District will be holding a free holiday club for 5-11 year olds on 28 and 29 July in St John’s Church Hall. There will be games, bible stories and craft activities with a seaside special theme as well as lunch. Club runs from  10-3.30 each day and details and booking via 01729 822311.


The Tot Lord Settle Town Trail, which is an interesting  local history guided tour of Settle in the company of Richard Whinray, following in the footsteps of the Town’s famous son, Tot Lord,  is now in it’s fifth season. Walks take place this summer on Thursday 30th July, followed by every Wednesday in August, 5th, 12th, 19th 26th.For those interested, please meet outside Settle Town Hall TIC, for a walk the duration of which is 6.30pm to 8.15pm.There will be a charge of £4.00 per person, with all proceeds this season being donated to the N.S.P.C.C. Firm footwear is recommended – waterproofs may be necessary.For more details contact Richard Whinray on 015242 42414 or



Yorkshire Day, August 1st, will be celebrated in style with a pie and pea supper and entertainment. The event begins at 6.30pm and tickets cost £15. Space is limited so tickets should be purchased by 25 July via 01729 822893 or via the Folly. Please note that a veggie option is available and should be notified when booking tickets. Later this summer on 5 August The Folly will host a junior craft workshop with opportunities for making paper, making bowls, marbling and creating a book.  Places are limited to 20 so booking is essential. The cost is £5, including all materials and refreshments.   Sessions will run from 2-4.30pm. For details contact


There will be an opportunity to sample a range of three different styles of Yoga this summer at a cost of only £10 per session.   Each session will run from 9.30-12.00 at Langcliffe Institute.  On August 1 there will be a session of Iyengar Yoga with Anne Morton and this can be booked by contacting  07711947155. On August 8 Astrid Nitzsche will lead a session on Mindful Yoga and this can be booked by contacting  07867978246 and on 22 August there will be Hatha Yoga with Sarah Smith, bookable via 07947027188.


Join Dalehead Vet nary group and Peaks and Paws on a dog walk in aid of Guide Dogs and Hounds for Heroes.   The event will take place on 9 August and will meet at Dalehead surgery on Station Road at 10am. There will be a circular walk of approximately 2 miles followed by a raffle and refreshments back at Dalehead. Please remember to bring poop bags.


The Falcon Manor is holding a food and fashion event on 12 August, complete with a luncheon.  Tickets cost £12.50 and there will be displays by My Vintage Style, Spirit of the Andes and Footwear Department. There will be an opportunity to browse and shop from 11am with luncheon served at 12 for 12.30. Tickets from 01729 823814.


Castleberg Lodge is holding a charity dance in aid of the work of Age UK in Settle and the surrounding area on 14 August. Music will be provided by Legend of Disco Big G and there will be a buffet. The event will commence at 7.30pm at Victoria Hall and tickets, costing £15, are available via Victoria Hall or Age UK shop.


North Ribblesdale Rugby Club is hosting a disco/dance event on 21 August in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. The evening will commence at 7.30pm and will include 5 dance competitions as well as fun, frolics, and fancy dress.  There will also be a pie and pea supper. Tickets are now available, priced £7.50, via  01729 822001.


A reminder that booking facilities are now available for the Settle Folk Gathering on 3-6 September. All events at the gathering  are free but booking is essential as admission is by ticket only For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


The next Charity Dance will take place on Saturday, August 1st at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall, Kirkgate. This will run from 8pm to 11.30pm and all proceeds will be donated to St John’s 120+ project.  If possible please contact 01729 823259 or 01729 824038 before Friday 31st if you will be attending.


The Royal Geographical Society and the North Craven Heritage Trust join forces on Saturday August 15 to showcase the landscape and history of Settle and its surrounding countryside. The event will be in two parts – an introductory illustrated talk from 11.00am-12 noon at the Quaker Meeting House in Kirkgate (admission £2.50), followed by a circular six mile guided walk from 1 to 5pm from the Market Place. Both talk and walk will look at unusual features of the town and the formation, history and development of the surrounding landscape and they may be enjoyed together or as individual events.The context of the walk will be introduced in the morning talk by former Craven resident Dr Tony Stephens, who developed the walk for the Royal Geographical Society. The afternoon walk will involve about 400 metres of climb, including some rough paths as well as spectacular scenery. Hill walking footwear and clothing are essential. No dogs please.This promises to be a day for visitors to sample the unique delights of North Craven – and for long-time residents to see their town in a new light



The 74th Annual Open Show of the Giggleswick Horticultural Society will be held on Stuarday, 8 August in the Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion.  The show will be opened to the public from 1.30pm with the official opening ceremony by Mark Turnbull, headmaster of Giggleswick School, at 2pm.  Refreshments will be available in the Hobson Room from 1.30pm and entry forms are now obtainable from  The Tuck Shop in Giggleswick village and from Speight and Watsons, Lamberts, Lay of the Land and the tourist information centre in Settle.


Giggleswick WI invite you to join them for Strawberry Cream Teas in the Friends Meeting House on August 1 between 2-4pm. This is a fundraising event in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and there will also be a cake stall, produce stall and tombola.


Well done to all pupils from Y2 – Y6, who performed in the orchestra at the recent instrumentalists concert and to all the instrumentalists who also gave good performances; thank you to those who were able to come along and support this event. Congratulations Class 2 pupils for their enthusiastic participation in the very successful orienteering event run by Jill Eccleston and Jo Wulf, to whom we are most grateful for providing this additional sporting activity for our pupils. All pupils participated well in this recent transfer day event. All our Y6 pupils are transferring to Settle College and they enjoyed spending their day there as Y7s; all the other year groups also moved to their new year groups confidently. Our current Y1 and Reception pupils did a very good job when they hosted the final familiarisation visit and lunch for our twelve new September entrants on the morning of Transfer Day.  A special thank you to those pupils who participated in a lovely performance of country dancing at St Alkelda’s Garden Party. Well done to all pupils who completed theafter-school  Sport-S-Cool Football course recently and were presented with medals. Special congratulations to Libby Garth, who was presented with the trophy for her great attitude and happy, smiling approach to all the activities.

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