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This week and beyond around Settle


This week there are four  guided railway walks taking place. On Saturday 23rd September as part of the “Get Walking” programme there will be a 9 mile moderate walk from Horton to Clapham, leaving Horton in Ribblesdale at 11.54. There is an option of a return to Settle by service bus (fare payable). This walk is suitable for families but not for pushchairs. Also on Saturday 23rd there will an opportunity to visit the restored signal box at Armathwaite and take part in a 7mile moderate, circular walk via Coombs Wood. This departs from Armathwaite at 12.05. A more strenuous 13 mile walk taking in Cotterdale and Stags Fell will also take place on 23rd September. This leaves Garsdale at 10.21 and returns to Garsdale making use of a service bus between Garsdale and Hawes (fare payable) at both ends of the walk.  On September 24th there will be a walk from Reeth to Maiden Castle and Gunnerside. This walk leaves and returns from Ribblehead, and makes use of a service bus to Reeth and on return from Gunnerside (fare payable.) This is an 8 mile moderate walk and leaves Ribblehead at 10.28. All participants in railway walks are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. 


Tickets are now on sale for this year’s production, ‘Anything Goes’ to be staged October 25th to 28th at Victoria Hall. Tickets can be purchased ‘on line’ as well as being available from the hall either by phone or in person during normal office hours.



On 23rd September the West Yorkshire Savoyards return for their annual performance, this year’s production “The Sorcerer” is a delightful comic opera from the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership, which takes a satirical look at the class distinction which existed in Victorian time. On 28th September Charlie Wood and Jacqui Dankworth present an intimate evening of the songs of Duke Ellington and other classic songs. The month draws to an end with an unusual production “The Last Supper”. Supported by Rural Arts, The Last Supper is a performance piece where the audience are invited to eat and drink with the cast while they  speak and then eat the last words of the famous, the infamous, the not so famous, criminals, victims, heroes, heroines and stars. With real scenarios, invented scenarios, scenarios in the future, scenarios from the past, The Last Supper is part performance, part meal, made up of half- remembered words and the forgotten last requests of inmates on death row. Each audience member is given a table number, their case number, their incident number. Thirteen of these are last suppers. For details and tickets contact 01729 825718


A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed.   The next charity coffee pot will take place on Tuesday 3rd October ,from 10am – 12 noon, and will be in aid of CRMI: Children of  Hope. There will be a craft stall with cards and gifts  in aid of the 2018 Medical mission to Uganda.   All proceeds will go towards the provision of Medical kits, Mosquito Nets, Hospital bills for tests/scans etc. All volunteers who make up the team are self funding, money raised is all used to enable the provision of medical clinics for the most poor and vulnerable in Bombo, Nakaseke and Sanga.



 The next get together is on 23 September at Settle Social Club and is a special event to mark “Sally Day”. Held to celebrate the life and memory of  folk club founder, Sally Lawler Wright, the evening will include songs and tales favoured by Sally and so a lively and varied programme is guaranteed. The guest for the evening is Anna Shannon and the evening will commence at 8.30pm. Admission £5 on the door and all welcome.


 Settle Stories invite you to join them in The Joinery, their new base in Dawson’s Court, on 24 September for ” Dreaming the Night Field”. The production by Adverse Camber is based on the Welsh legends of the Mabinogion and features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. English and Welsh are artfully woven together to bring this ancient story to life. Details and tickets from 0871 976 4350. Please note that this is an afternoon event and the content is unsuitable for under 12s.


 An afternoon with Darts legend Peter Manley is planned for 24 September at Settle Social Club.  Tickets for the event cost £7.50, available from 07740178731. There will also be a raffle at the event in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.



 Langcliffe Singers will be serving afternoon tea and cakes between 2-4.30on 24 September at Langcliffe Institute. All welcome.



The club is due to meet again on 27 September at Town Head Court. Members please note that this is a Jacobs Join event and therefore will start at 1pm. It will be followed by a plant sale and forum.



 The Harts Head Hotel, Giggleswick, is hosting a charity race night in aid of Giggleswick Primary School and Settle Swimming Pool on 29 September. There will be cash prizes on offer as well as a raffle and an auction. The events commence at 7.30pm. All welcome.



 Back by popular demand, The Harts Head Hotel in Giggleswick will recommence their quiz nights on 1 October. This will begin at 8.45 pm and will be held every two weeks from then onwards. Quiz costs £1 per person and there will be a jackpot at the end of the evening.



 Local singing group Octameron will be performing a 45 minute concert on Sunday 1st October at  Langcliffe church. The event will be preceded at 6.45 by a glass of wine with the group performing at 7pm Tickets for this event cost £5.  A fuller programme will be performed Austwick Church on 7 October at 7.30pm.  Entitled  “Autumn Serenade”. This will be a varied programme. Tickets cost £10, including wine and nibbles and £5 for under 16s. Tickets are available from 015242 51318 / 51422 / 51661.



The next Charity Dance will take place at St Mary & St Michael Parish Hall (Tillman Close off Kirkgate Settle) on Saturday 7 October between 8.00pm to 11.00pm. If possible please contact 01729 823259 / 824038 by the Friday beforehand to let us know that you intend to come.  



 “The Secrets of Handwriting” will be revealed in a talk by Sylvia Ware on 12 October. Arranged by U3A, the talk will take place at St John’s Church at 10.30, with coffee being served in the coffee lounge from 10 am onwards.


Settle WI’s Christmas Shopping Trip will this year be to Manchester on Wednesday 22nd November with the opportunity to visit the Christmas Market in Albert Square ‘Arguably the Largest & Best Christmas Market in the Country’. The Bibby’s coach leaves Whitefriars Car Park at 8.30 am, the cost is £15 per person, and everyone is welcome. Also in November the group is holding a day of Christmas Crafting on Saturday 11th November in the Catholic Church Hall. There will be 2 sessions:  9.30 – 12 noon and 1pm – 3.30pm.  Participants can choose from Beaded Angels in the morning or Pasta Angels in the afternoon with Sue Amphlett.   The price of £20 per session includes all materials to make as many angels as time allows. Alternatively Angela from Settle Glass studio will lead a session on Fused Glass Christmas Decorations. The cost of £30 per session includes all materials to make a Christmas card, a Candle Curve, and 2 or 3 Christmas decorations.Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch if staying all day.  Everyone Welcome. To book either craft sessions or a place on the bus trip please contact Sue Sellars:  01729 825145 or email:



On Tuesday 3rd October, £200 of profit from the weekly Tuesday Lunch will  be donated to RoadPeace, the national charity for the victims of road crash. Please come along to help support this event






The Giggleswick Gardening Group invites any members of the community to join them, any Monday afternoon, between 2.00 – 4.00, when a few of us meet to carry out some of the many tasks to enhance the grounds of St. Alkelda’s Church. Please come and join us!’



 The beginners running group meets every Friday between 5.30-6.30pm at Eshtons Pavilion. The first session if free and the club is open to visitors as well as locals. Sessions are designed to help those new to running to enjoy the experience by being part of a group and are followed by tea and cakes.  For details contact 07955342344.


 The first of this season’s cinema showings takes place on Sunday 24 September at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £5.50 if booked in advance and £7.50 on the day.The film is the live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” .


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