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Settle Website News 1st July 2012


Two new exhibitions open at The Folly this week. 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. To complement the second exhibition there will be a talk by Tom Lord on Sat. July 14 7.30pm in the Folly entitled ‘Victoria Cave: a Neglected Monument of Victorian Science’. Tickets for this event cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893


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.


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


St John’s Hall is the venue for Bentham and District Pet Rescue coffee morning on July 7th. Coffee will be served between 10-12 noon and there will be a tombola, book stall, cake stall and raffle. All welcome.


Many thanks to everyone who supported the afternoon teas on Sunday. This week there will be a coffee morning at The Old Courthouse on Saturday July 7th. There will be a further coffee morning on July 21st. All welcome.


On Saturday, 7 July there will be a coffee morning at Friends Meeting House in aid of the Wheels Appeal. This appeal provides travel grants to enable Community Development Coordinators access isolated families and communities to offer training and advice. Coffee will be served between 10-12noon and all are welcome.


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.


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on Saturday 7 July and run from 7.30-11.30pm. All proceeds from this dance will go to help 5 year old Charlie Hook who is suffering from Neuroblastoma, a form of child cancer. To book a place contact 0729 823259 by Thursday 5 July.


The Friends of Victoria Hall will hold their AGM on Wednesday, 11 July at Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to find out more about the Friends should contact the hall as new volunteers are always welcome.


The next meeting of Settle District U3A will be on Thursday 12th July at The Victoria Hallat 10.30am. Coffee is available from 10.00am. Admission £1. Visitors welcome. The speaker, Jane Reas, will talk about ‘Voluntary Work in Cambodian Orphanages – such a good deed?’ The focus of her talk will be the phenomenon of “volunteer tourism “ and how this mass-niche product has developed within the global tourism market. As well as working in a Cambodian orphanage, Jane has spent the last 4 years researching the popularity of volunteer tourism in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This talk will explore the appeal of this vacation choice as well as asking whether short-term volunteer tourism really meets the complex needs of the poor Cambodian child.


There is a treat in store for rock music fans when Spacebats come to Victoria Hall on 14 July. Covering classic rock through to powerpop, the event starts at 7.30pm with tickets costing £6 in advance via the box office on 01729 825718.


There will be an opportunity to find out more about one of Settle’s famous sons, by undertaking the Tot Lord Trail. This guided walk around the town will meet outside Lamberts at 6pm on 19 July. The walk takes around 90 minutes and costs £3.50 with proceeds going to the East African Famine Appeal. For further information contact 015242 42414.


Settle Bowlers is holding a tournament specially for non-bowlers! The doubles competition is open to all ages and the cost is £5 per pair with cash prizes for the winners, runners up and third place pair. The only stipulation is that both members of the pair must be non-bowlers. To enter contact Tiger at Settle Social Club or the club secretary on 01729 825783.


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.



The next meeting will take place on 5 July at 7.30pm in the Parish Rooms when the speaker will be Joanne Helliwell, who will explore the life of a 19th Century Scullery Maid. All are welcome.

Pupils have been having a very sporty time recently with Y4 and Y5 taking part in the Kwik Cricket pairs tournament for the local cluster of schools. Y3 and Y4 have also taken part in the cluster athletics festival and Y2 have been active in the cluster mini Olympics. In addition to this a number of pupils took part in the country dancing at St Alkelda’s Garden Party. The inclement weather meant this had to be moved indoors but despite the change in venue and space available all pupils danced well and adapted to the changes. The school recently hosted 25 fathers and grandfathers for a Fathers’ Day school meal. The food was much enjoyed and all pupils sang a song dedicated to their fathers and grandfathers; in addition, Class 3 pupils performed a rap, which they had composed specially for the occasion.

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