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Settle Updates 12th April


There will be a blood donor session at St John’s Hall on 20 April. The afternoon session will run from 2.30-4pm and the evening session will run from 5-7.30pm. To reserve an appointment contact 0300 123 23 23. New donors are always welcome.



The Museum at the Folly  is open every Tuesday from 10.30-4.30 and every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, from  12.30 pm – 4.30pm. Two new exhibitions have opened for this season. “1915: Reality Hits Home’  continues our World War I theme from last year and looks both at life on the home front in North Craven and daily life for the men and women serving abroad. The second exhibition is ‘A Community Skill: the History of the Burton in Lonsdale Potteries’. There will be approx. 80 pots on display, making it  possibly the largest collection in Yorkshire


On 17 April 1980s/90s hit band The Christians will take to the stage. The month is rounded off by a special intimate concert, on April 25,  featuring Greg Lawson and Pete Garnett in their new band Caper. Best known for their work in Moishes Bagel, this is a new direction in their work.For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


Three guided walks have bee en organised by the Friends of Settle- Carlisle railway for this weekend. There will be an eleven mile strenuous circular route leaving Dent Station on 18 April. This will leave at 10.16 and return to the station using the service bus from the village.  An Appleby circular will take place on 19 April. This is a moderately strenuous 12 mile walk leaving Appleby at 11.09.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. For further details contact



A new season of Iyengar Yoga classes has begun. The Monday sessions take place at Friends meeting house with a mixed ability class between 12.30-2pm and a beginners class from 2.15-3.30pm. On Tuesdays the class is held in the school of dance on

Station Road

and is a mixed ability class. This takes place between 7-9pm.



With the commencement of the electioneering, Churches Together in Settle and District have arranged a hustings event on Friday 17 April, 7 – 9pm at St John’sChurch. All the candidates standing in this are are planning to take part and the event is open to everyone from the local community. There will be an opportunity to put questions to the prospective candidates and these should be submitted in writing prior to the meeting to John Diggles. These should be emailed to John at no later than 6pm on 16 April. Copies of the question form giving an actual address for delivery are also available in Settle library for those who prefer not to use email.


Featuring renowned writers Carole Bromley and Carole Coates, as well as local writers and poets performing their own work, the next Settle Session will take place on 17 April at The Folly. Tickets cost £6 from Cave and Crag, The Folly or via 01729 823305.



Ingleborough District Scouts are holding a ladies’ night on 17 April  at 7.30pm at Mealbank Hall in Ingleton. The evening will feature a fashion show by Kitty Brown Boutiques and will include clothing across the full range of sizes as well as accessories. Tickets cost £5, including a glass of wine and nibbles and are available from Scout leaders across the district and also form Ingleton Community Centre.



The next big breakfast will take place on Saturday 18 April 2015, 8.30am in the Annexe at Friends Meeting House. The speaker will  be Mark Turnbull, Headmaster at GiggleswickSchool. Please book your places by Thurs 16 April  by contacting 01729 825285.Coffee & tea are available from 8.15am, breakfast & talk over by 9.30am.

£3.00. All welcome.



The next messy church session will take place on 19 April at St John’s Hall. There will be games, crafts, celebration and a shared hot meal. All are welcome. The event is held between 3.30-5.30pm.


Settle Amateur Operatic Society invite you to join them for coffee between 10am to noon on Saturday, 18 April. All are welcome and you can guarantee a warm reception in the Old Court House on

Station Road





The next meeting of the group will take place on April 20 at 7.30pm at

Townhead Court

. This will be the AGM. If time permits, this will be followed by  a session entitled    “Getting Closer – 3” in which Rod Smith will talk about and demonstrate equipment for taking close-up photographs.


The Yorkshire housing bus will be in Whitefriars car park between 10-12 noon on 21 April offering advice and a dog chipping service.



The next meeting will take place on 22 April at Townhead Court at 2pm. The speaker will be Katie Burnett on the topic “Lavender  and Herbs”. Non Members £3.


Together with Settle Library we’re celebrating World Book Night on 23 April at 6.30pm. There will be free books and a chance to enjoy storytime with storytellers Alia Alzougbi and Sita Brand. Sita and Alia will delight you with tales from around the world to make you smile, giggle and fall in love with stories all over again. There’ll be free refreshments, a chance to discover the new Library plus the opportunity to go on a book giveaway around Settle. This is a free event but it’s always useful to know how many people are coming so please book a place via Settle Stories website. This event is suitable for 8+ years old



A quiz night is being  held at Settle Rugby Club on 24 April under the guide of local quiz master Stuart Marshall.  Cost is £5 per person, including supper. There will also be a raffle. Info and booking via HSBC bank in Settle and 01524 251488.



Settle Eco-nite will be holding a give and take day on 25 April at Victoria Hall, between 9.30-2.30pm. They would remind participants that this is not an event for traders and that no shoes or clothes can be accepted. There will be a table available for larger items and the last check in time is 1.30pm.



The Langcliffe Singers will be performing Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at Kirkby Malham Church on 25 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are available via Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office, Skipton Camera Centre and choir members.



On Thursday 28th April there will be a NCHT outing led by Kevin Illingworth to view ‘Vernacular buildings in Malham.’ Meet at the YDNP car park at 2pm. For further information, please see our website

Visitors are very welcome to attend both this and our other events – please pay £2 at the venue. To become a member and support the work of the Trust in caring for the wonderful character and heritage of North Craven, please contact the Membership Secretary, Mary Slater, at an event or by phone 01729 823205


New president Mary Hindle was pleased to welcome Julie Clarke, Federation Chairman, as the guest speaker. She gave a light-hearted yet informative account of her life in farming in a remote part of Coverdale. Seven members of Settle’s twin WI, Broughton cum Elslack, attended for the 26th birthday celebration which followed. It was agreed that a bench be set up in a Settle playground to commemorate the WI centenary.


The next in the popular foreign film season takes place on 29 April at Victoria Hall when the film will be “The First Grader”. This is an inspiring story from Kenya. The film will commence at 7.45pm. Admission £5.



Now is the time to be thinking about getting ready for the Cave Rescue Organisation Challenge. The event will take place on May 16 and offers the opportunity to take part in the Ingleborough marathon (26 miles) or the Clapham Circuit (15 miles). For both routes there is the option to either run or walk the route. Participants are invited to raise at least £25 sponsorship per person for the Ingleborough Marathon or £15 per person for the Clapham circuit to help raise funds for both mountain and cave rescue in the dales.  Both routes will cover footpaths and tracks which ware seldom used but which lead along some of the most attractive areas in the dales. For further info and registration details go to


Settle Swimming Pool is entirely dependent on Voluntary Contributions, Pledges and Fundraisers to maintain the high standards required by Law in order to continue operating! To assist with this task, we’re holding a  70’s, 80’s & 90’s disco on Sunday 3rd May  at Settle Social Club from  7.30pm ‘til Midnight to help to raise these much needed funds! Admission is £4 per head with ALL proceeds going to the pool.






On April 17 Caroline Horton returns to the Richard Whiteley theatre to perform how one woman show, “Penelope RETOLD”. Made with input from both soldiers and military spouses the play is an irreverent collision of the “The Odyssey” – which tells the story of Penelope and her patient wait for her returning husband – and contemporary rage. The play is suitable for 13+ and is a heart-breaking and fiercely playful tale of love and loneliness.

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