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Settle Website News July 24th 2011


The exhibition at The Folly entitled ‘Challenge and Change: 350 years in the life of a house and its region’ is currently open to the public on Tues. 10.30 – 4.30 Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. and Bank Holidays 12.30 – 4.30. On July 30 there will be an opportunity to see a re-enactment event. Written by Clarice and Michael Wokes, “Coming Home” deals with a soldier’s return to Settle at the end of the Civil War.  The event commences at 7.30pm and tickets cost £6 from the Folly or TIC.


Settle Bowling Club organised a “Non-bowlers Competition” on Sunday, 17 July. A good turn out resulted in an excellent competition, with all players displaying true grit and determination in very wet conditions.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and there was lots of good bowling on show. The club treasurer, Mr Derek Seed, presented prizes to the winners: Martin Scaife and Steven Monks; the runners up, Nathan and Shirley Bullock and third placed Richard Kilburn and David Bullock.  It was very encouraging to see so many youngsters bowling. Congratulations to Hannah and Olivia, Henry and Daniel and Nathan for competing against the grown-ups.  Thanks to the bowling club members who ran the event and the “tea ladies” and “markers” for all their assistance; but the biggest thank you should go to the competitors for taking part in the event – which will be repeated next year!  A very good foot note to the event was that all prize winners donated their money to club funds. It is not the winning the matters, it is the taking part. Well done!


Settle Golf Club is starting Junior sessions on Thursdays between 4-6pm. The first session is on July 28th. For details contact 01729 825340.



By popular demand the Tuesday lunches have returned to  Settle Parish Church and will be available throughout the summer months. Morning coffee is served from 10.15am with lunches being served through from 12 till 2.30pm.  There is always a choice of homemade main courses, including a vegetarian option, and a range of desserts available. All welcome. A reminder that on Sunday 31 July there will be a special service at 10am to mark the retirement of Rev Neil Kendra.


The current exhibition will run from 19 July – 30 August  and features sculpture, drawings, paintings and original prints by Geoffrey Clarke RA. The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke was chosen as one of the artists to work on the building of Coventry Cathedral after the second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, aluminium. On display in the Linton Court exhibition will be enamels, drawings, small scale sculpture, paintings, mono prints and etchings.


There will be a Scottish Dancing session at St John’s Hall on 28 July, commencing at 7.30pm. All levels of ability are welcome. The session costs £2.50 and details are available via 015242 41451. Please note regular sessions will recommence in the Autumn.



Watershed Mill will host a book sale on behalf of Bentham Pet Rescue over the bank holiday weekend from 29 July through to August 2nd. This will be open from 10-4, and 11-4 on Sunday and Monday.



There will be a Strawberry Coffee Morning on Saturday 30th July, 10am – 12noon at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate.  As well as the strawberry-themed refreshments there will be a cake and produce stall.  Proceeds in aid of WI funds. The next meeting of Settle WI is on Wednesday 3rd August at 2pm.  This will be a Member’s Meeting with a display of craft work and a stall selling patchwork materials and other sewing items.There will also be a competition for ‘a single flower’




There will be an opportunity to explore the town’s heritage and learn more about photography on a heritage walk around the town on July 30th.  Tickets cost £10 (£5 for children) or £20 for a family ticket and are available via TIC and The Folly. Please meet at the Folly for a 10.15 start. The walk will finish at approx 1.15.



The new exhibition at the Gallery will open on July 30 and run through to 10 September and feature the work of a range of Grassington artists.  Entitled “Small Life” it will feature postcard sized, original life drawings in a variety of media and styles..


The National Trust are staging two events at Malham Tarn in August. The first is an opportunity to explore the area around Malham Tarn and this takes place on August 3 between 10-3. The event costs £2 and booking is essential. The second is a free event, an open day at the Nature Reserve. This takes place on 6 August between 11-3. For further details contact 01729 830416



Churches Together in Settle and District are arranging a “Songs of Praise” service on the afternoon of  7 August at Settle Parish Church. This will be held outdoors if the weather permits. The service commences at 3pm and the theme will be a celebration of the Bible.



Churches Together in Settle and District are holding a free children’s holiday club for 5-11 year olds from Tuesday 9 August through to Thursday 11 August from 10am to noon. The theme will be “The Big Top” and there will be crafts, games, puppets and stories.  The event will take place in St John’s Hall and further information is available from 01729 823537.


Settle Voices have arranged two open workshops over the summer. The workshops are open to everyone and will be led by Natural Voice Practitioners – so you don’t have to be able to read music or be confident about your singing ability.  The aim is to have fun, sing in a relaxed atmosphere and learn to sing songs from around the world. Dates of the workshops are Monday 8th and 22nd August. The first workshop is being led by Brian Davies who last year led a very popular afternoon and Moira Hill returns to lead the second workshop. The workshops (which are open to everyone) will be held from 1-4pm at the Friend’s Meeting House, Kirkgate in Settle. There will be a break in which delicious home made refreshments will be served. The fee is £8 per session with a concession for Settle Voices members of £5.  You can just turn up on the day, but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to book places in advance via 01729 822771


Gateway to Health are holding two workshop sessions in August to allow participants to explore the therapeutic role of writing a journal to assist with personal development. These taster sessions will take place on 13 August at 1pm and on 15 August at 7pm. There will be an opportunity to develop this further later in the year as it is planned to run an introductory course on “Writing a Personal Journal” in September. This will be a 6 week course with sessions lasting 2 hours. For details of the taster sessions and the introductory course contact Joy Waddington on 015242 41918 or


The first Vibrant Settle Quiz Night at The Lion was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and so, by popular demand – we have arranged another! The next quiz night will take place on Monday, 15 August at The Lion  at 8.00pm. Entry fee is  £3.00 per person, inclusive of Complimentary Sandwich Supper with all  proceeds to Vibrant Settle  for the funding of local events, projects and initiatives


2011 sees Settle Photographic Group mount its third Annual Exhibition. Many, if not all, members of the Group will be displaying some of their pictures in Settle shops from 19th – 31st August in the form of a town trail. Lists are available from Settle newsagents, Rags and the TIC. Further details: The exhibition then moves into Settle Parish Church from 3rd –11th September providing an opportunity to see the diverse range of photographs grouped together.  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! Settle Photographic Group is very grateful to Settle shop and business owners and to Settle Parish Church for their cooperation in displaying the pictures. The group meets on the third Monday of each month  at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Settle.



Settle Social Club will be staging a special night with The Swing City Bank on 24 September at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are now available from 01729 823998.






The show will be marking its 70th anniversary later  this year. As part of the celebrations they are hoping to stage an exhibition of memorabilia and photographs relating to previous shows. If anyone has any items which could be borrowed for this event could they please contact Ruth Dugdale on 01729 822877. The Show itself will take place in Giggleswick Junior School pavilion on 13 August and opens at 1.30pm. The opening ceremony will be performed by Madge Hindle at 2pm. Admission is £1 for adults, 20p for children. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon. Schedules are now available from Giggleswick Tea Rooms, Speight and Watson, Lamberts and Settle TIC.


St Alkelda’s Church, Giggleswick is  arranging a series of special events in September o mark the  400th anniversary of the King James Bible and is looking for volunteers to help them. They are arranging a series of readings  from the bible during the period Monday September 5th to Friday September 9th. The times and locations are Monday, 7.30-9.30 pm, St Alkelda’s Church;  Tuesday, noon-2pm Settle, Holy Ascension Church;   Wednesday, Rathmell Reading Room, 10.30 a.m – noon, with morning coffee;    Thursday afternoon, Giggleswick School (times to be arranged);    Friday, noon-2 pm, St Alkelda’s Church, with Jacob’s Join lunch.  The ideas is that the listeners at the readings can come and go as they please, however the organisers at St Alkelda’s would warmly welcome  on to the team of readers, people from other churches, or  the community or area, who would like to read a passage from the King James Bible.   If you are willing to do so, please sign the list at the back of St Alkelda’s Church or contact Revd Alistair Helm (01729) 823537

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