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Settle Website News and Snippets August 20th


Settle Station Water Tower and Signal Box – open to the public for Heritage Open Days 6th – 9th September inclusive 10am to 4pm each day.   This is a unique opportunity to see inside the water tower which featured on Channel 4’s restoration Man programme.   All the original pipework and controls are still there.   There is a ‘then, now and the telly in between’ exhibition too.   The view from the top is stunning.There is disabled access and a lift to the top deck.Admission is free but donations to the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line appreciated.



Find out more about one of the town’s most colourful citizens during the month by taking the Tot Lord guided tours of Settle, taking place everyThursday evening in  August.  Commencing at 6.00 outside the Town Hall, opposite Lambert’s. There is a charge £3.50 per person, with all proceeds going to the West African Famine Appeal.



Many thanks to everyone who supported the parish church on Sunday by purchasing cakes and coffees in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal as part of the Walk For All event. Thanks also to all those who baked. Together we have raised approximately £185 for this cause. If you enjoyed our home baking then remember that the church will also be serving home-made lunches, from noon onwards,  on Tuesdays up to mid-september . There’s also a further chance to sample cakes and savouries on September 9th when from noon onwards light lunches and teas will be on sale at Langcliffe Institute to raise money for church funds. 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 or may be visiting the town over the summer. To find out more, pass on details or to reserve a place please contact  01729 822988 or 01535 692018.



The 3 Peaks Gallery in Settle Market Place is currently staging an exhibition entitled “The Shipping Forecast”.  This will run to the 31st August and is a series of images reflecting on trawlermen and their way of life.



There are currently two exhibitions showing at the Folly. 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. On Saturday Aug 31  at 7.30pm, ‘Along the Settle & Carlisle’ will be staged. This is an evening of poetry and pictures with Alan Daltrey and Nick Jones Tickets cost £6.00 from the Folly or 01729 822893. There is limited seating for this event  so book early to avoid disappointment



The current exhibition at the Gallery  features the work of local artist/printmaker and drawing instructor Helen Peyton, including Monoprint and lino reduction prints. Appropriately for a telephone box the theme is “The Trimphone”.



The 2012  Settle Photographic Group Town Trail and Annual Exhibition is currently in progress.  Pictures will be on display in Settle shops until  29th August  with trail leaflets available from Lamberts and Settle TIC. There is also a special window display in Age UK. From 1st– 9th September the photos will be on collective display in St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick. The exhibition in the church will be open from 9-5.30 each day. As last year, there is no specific theme, which means that members can choose any subject – from leaping salmon to flowers to steam trains to mountains! The Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to St Alkelda’s Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. Something new this year will be a display of pictures from Banyuls PhotoClub, our twin town in south west France.



Itself based in an area which has inspired artists for centuries, the gallery is currently staging an exhibition of the Yorkshire Landscape,  including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Artists include: Norman Adams, Anna Adams, David Cook, Annie Farrer, Frank Gordon, Peter Hicks, Katharine Holmes,Emerson Mayes, Janet Swailes, Margaret Uttley and Marjan Wouda. The exhibition will run from  Saturday 25 August to 3 November.  The Gallery is open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 – 4 and also Bank Holiday Monday 27 August    11 – 4  With two distinct exhibition spaces, the Long Gallery and the Window Room. There is always a varied selection of paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics available to purchase as well as the works in the featured exhibition. The Gallery can now offer the Arts Council’s Own Art scheme, which provides an interest free way of purchasing art and paying over a 10 month period at no extra cost.


On 25 August the Friends are holding an all sorts market at the hall. This will run from 9.30-4pm and home-made refreshments will be served. On 27 August there will be a book fair at the hall. Again this will run from 9.30-4pm and home-made refreshments will be served. Admission to this event is 60p. For details please contact 01729 823867



No matter what the bank holiday weather you can soak up the holiday atmosphere and enjoy a beach party at Settle Cricket Club on 25 August. Fancy dress is invited and there will be dancing from 8 till late. Admission £3.



If you have ever wondered whether Tai Chi is for you come along to a taster session at St John’s Hall on 28 August between 10-noon. There is no obligation, just a chance to experience tai-chi and ask questions. Regular sessions resume on 18 September. For further details contact Paul on 07876 740611.



The next charity dance will  take place at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church Hall on Kirkgate, Settle on Saturday, September 1st. Please note that the start time for this event is 8pm.  To book contact 01729 823259 by Thursday August 30th. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Manorlands.



Our local Olympians did Yorkshire proud this summer, and showed what a fit bunch we are. Why not resolve to get fit this year and come along to Karen’s Keep Fit sessions at the former Settle Middle School building.  Sessions recommence on Monday 10 September and run weekly from 7.30- 830pm. The cost is the same as last year at £4 per session and free classes are available via a voucher scheme.  Activities are varied and suitable for all abilities and led by a qualified and insured instructor. For further details contact 015242 42392.



Cosmic Corner is seeking like minded individuals to come together on a monthly basis for discussions, films, trips relating to matters spiritual and paranormal. Meetings run from 7.45 – 10.30 approx with people congregating from 7.15 onwards.  Refreshments provided and meetings cost £3 to cover costs. Past topics have included alternative therapies, UFO’s, ghosts and paranormal experiences and tarot. If you are interested then come along to our next get together on 3 September, contact  01729 824659 for details.



What are you doing to build on the Olympic Legacy? Could you be the next Jade Jones? At Settle Scorpions all ages are welcome to learn more about the skills involved in Tae Kwon-Do. The groups practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Settle Primary School with the junior group meeting from 6-7.15pm (age 6 – 15 years)  and the seniors (age 16+) meeting from 7 to 8.30pm. Classes are suitable for all skill levels. For further details contact 01729 823416.



The new season swings into action on 7 September with a return visit from Europe’s number one swing band,” The Swing Commanders”.  A further musical treat later in the month when

West Yorkshire Savoyards will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s 15 September.   Comedy is to the fore on 30 September when Jo Caulfield brings her “Better the Devil You Know” tour to Settle. Familiar from BBC radio 4 and TV’s “Mock The Week”, “Have I Got News For You”  and “Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show”, Jo is one of the nation’s top comediennes and is currently starring at the comedy club as part of the Edinburgh Festival.  For details and tickets for all of the above contact the box office on 01729 825718.




St Alkelda’s welcome you to their annual flower festival. The festival will take place on 25-27 August. The church will be open from 10-4pm on both 25 and 27 August and from 12 -4 on Sunday, 26 August. Admission is £2. On Friday 24 there will be a preview evening with wine and nibbles served. Admission for this event is £5. For details contact 01729 824441.



As part of the national heritage open days programme Giggleswick Chapel will be open to members of the public on 8th and 9th September. On Saturday the chapel is open between 11-5pm and on Sunday between 1-4.30pm.  There will be an exhibition on the history of the chapel and recitals taking place throughout the open days.

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