ADDINGHAM: Allotment talk: Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association will start its new programme of talks next Thursday, September 24, at 7.30pm in Mount Hermon Hall. Alan Wilson will give a talk, Plants to die for, Plants that have died and Plants I wished had died. The 2015/2016 membership is due on October 1 and is £4 per household.
AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215: Women’s Institute: Penny Elger was the guest speaker at the September meeting of Austwick WI. Penny demonstrated the art of scarf tying. Members brought along their own scarves and were shown several methods of tying them. The meeting concluded with a raffle on a scarf theme. The next meeting on October 8 at 7.30pm in the parish hall is the annual general meeting.
Pink Picnic: Austwick will hold a pink picnic at Harden Cottage Croft to raise money for a public access defibrillator, which would be installed at the parish hall. The event will be opened at 12.30pm by local GP Dr Colin Renwick and attractions include games and competitions, a dog show, musical and dancing.
Church news: The Rev Ian Greenhalgh will lead a village walk on Saturday. Meet at 9.30am at Austwick Church for a three-hour walk, which will probably go to Feizor and up towards High Bark. On Sunday, there will be a Holy Communion service, with a baptism at Austwick at 10.30am, a harvest thanksgiving at Keasden at 6.45pm and evensong at Eldroth at 7pm. On Monday, the PCC will meet at the vicarage at 7.30pm and on Wednesday, the Afternoon Church Fellowship will meet in the parish hall at 1.30pm for a talk on Ministry in Prisons by John Nelson and Ruth Woodhouse.
Tennis Club: The club is looking for new members to join the Sunday morning social play from 10am to 1pm. This is in addition to the popular Monday to Friday sessions, which are held throughout the year. There are more details on the recently redesigned website at austwicktennisclub.co.uk.
BARNOLDSWICK: Baptist Centre: Duncan Johnstone will lead the worship at the 10.30am service at Barnoldswick Baptist Centre on Sunday. On Tuesday, the Baptist Centre will host a parent and toddlers group from 9.30am to 11.30am and six to 11 year olds can meet for Tuesday Club at 6.30pm to enjoy an hour of chatting with friends, crafts and games.
West Craven Probus: Forty nine members heard Paul Kenny give a presentation of York, mainly of the walled part of the city. It was a very interesting presentation.
Rotary Club: “We are British so we will weather the weather whether we like it or not” was the way climate expert Dr Lynne Deacon ended a talk entitled “Come rain, come shine” to Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians. She explained that the UK was at the spaghetti junction of the movement of air masses, with rain being dumped on people as warm moist air moved over the Pennines from the west, with slightly better weather coming from the east. Predicting weather was getting harder and harder.
BOLTON ABBEY: Priory Church: The services on Sunday are 8am Communion (said), 10.30am Sung Eucharist and 6.30pm Evening Prayer. On Wednesday, there is a said communion service at 10am.
Harvest show: Boyle and Petyt School will hold its harvest show on Saturday at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and support the school. Attractions will include an array of exhibits, cream teas, a cake stall, face painting, games and a pet show.
Coffee morning: The Priory Church will hold a coffee morning as part Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning next Friday, September 25, starting at 10.30am and finishing at 12.30pm. There will be home-made cakes and preserves on sale as well as a raffle with an array of prizes. Tickets are £4 each on the door. For further information, ring 01756 710238.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369: Table top sale: St Mary’s Church is holding a fair plus table top sale in the village hall on Saturday, November 14, from 10am to 3pm. Any individual or organisation who would like to have a table for crafts, bric-a- brac, books etc is very welcome. The cost is £10 per table. For further information, contact Anne Hunt on 01535 636179.
Women’s Institute: Bradley Women’s Institute will meet at 7pm on Monday in the village hall when Andy Swinscoe from the Courtyard Dairy in Settle will give a talk and demonstration on cheese making. If you are interested in joining Bradley WI, contact Cynthia on 01756 792719.
Family Show Day: There will be a family show day committee meeting next Thursday evening in the village hall to discuss this year’s show. Anyone who has ideas or suggestions for improvements to the show is welcome to attend. Alternatively, there is a suggestion box in the village shop. Requests for financial assistance from the proceeds of this year’s show are invited - applications can also be posted in the box at the village shop.
Christian Aid: Thanks go to everyone who supported the recent Christian Aid coffee morning held at Bradley Methodist Chapel. The event raised a total of £113.70.
BURTON-IN-LONSDALE: Jean Thornber, 015242 63033: Coffee morning: Burton-in-Lonsdale will hold its 16th Macmillan coffee and cake morning in the Chapel Schoolroom next Friday, September 25, from 10am to noon.
CARLETON: Garage sale: Saturday sees the first Great Carleton Garage Sale, raising funds for the Carleton Recreation Ground Project. Villagers will be setting up stalls in their garages and gardens offering you the chance to bag a bargain. Visit the Swan Inn from noon to pay your £2 entry fee and receive a map showing the location of all the stores along with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. Stalls will be open from 12 noon to 4pm.
Photo exhibition: St Mary’s Church will display all the entries in the village’s photographic competition this weekend. There are two categories - Summer in Carleton and Summer Holidays - and prizes will be awarded across three ages groups. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and from noon to 4pm on Sunday (these are different to the times advertised in the Parish Magazine). Entry is free. Coffee Pot will be open throughout the event serving tea and coffee, cakes and light lunches, with all proceeds going towards St Mary’s.
Coffee and cakes: There will be Community Coffee and Cakes in the Swan next Thursday, September 24, from 9am to 11.45am, raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Bollywood night: A Bollywood Night will be held in Carleton Village Hall next Saturday, September 26, at 7.30pm. There will be a talk and cookery demonstration by celebrated Kashmiri cook Yesmein Bagh Ali which will be followed by an authentic curry. There will also be Bollywood dancing and a licensed bar. Tickets cost £12 and are on sale from the Swan Inn and Carleton Village Store or by calling Lesley Day on 07851 210645.
Film night: Film nights return to the village hall next Sunday, September 27, with The Theory of Everything, the award-winning biographical drama about Stephen Hawking and his relationship with his wife Jane Wilde. Doors open at 7pm, with the screening starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £4 and are available from the Village Store or on the door.
CONISTON COLD: St Peter’s Church: On Sunday, the church will hold a Holy Communion service from 9.30am.
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872: Women’s Institute: Please help Cononley Women’s Institute celebrate the WI’s centenary at a cream tea event at the village institute on Saturday between 2pm and 4 pm. There will be loads to see and enjoy – including an exhibition of costumes through the decades, a power point presentation, a children’s corner, photographs, memorabilia, chat, scones and refreshments.
St John’s: On Sunday, St John’s will hold a service of Holy Communion at 8am, led by the vicar, the Rev John Peet. Morning Prayer will follow at 11am.
DRAUGHTON: St Augustine’s Church: There will be a harvest festival service on Sunday, starting at 9.30am, with the usual auction of goods afterwards in the village hall. All are welcome at this family service. EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617: Community centre: A community fun day will be held at New Road Community Centre on Saturday, October 3, from 10 am to 2pm. The event will feature Commando Joe, an assault course for all ages, a performance by Earby Springfield Primary School, a pet show, belly dancers, stalls, games and activities for children. There will be free entry and refreshments.
St Peter’s: Hazel Edmondson will lead the 10.30am harvest parade service on Sunday. Gifts of tinned goods will go to the West Craven Foodbank and monetary donations will go to the Christian Aid’s Refugee Crisis Appeal. The gentle exercise class is at 1.30pm on Monday, with the monthly free games evening being held at 7pm. The church council will meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 30.
Mount Zion: A weekly coffee morning will be held at Mount Zion Church from 10.30am to noon on Wednesday.
EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197; Open day: The village hall committee is holding an open day in the hall next Sunday, September 27, from 10am to 4pm. Apart from informing how the hall is the hub of the community, there will be a birds of prey display, a raffle, competitions, activities for children and a treasure hunt. Refreshments will be available all day. Admission will be free.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, the Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am service will be led by the Rev Roger Fox while at St Mary’s Church, there will be a communion service at 9.30am. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a Family Communion service at 10.30am and in the afternoon the church will be open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation between 2pm and 4pm. With the schools returning after the summer break, Smiley Faces has resumed on Fridays between 1.45pm and 3.15pm for pre-school children their parents, grandparents and carers. The Methodist Chapel is running an Alpha Course for anybody interested in discovering what Christianity is about. The next meeting will be on Tuesday from 12.15pm.
Parish council: The new councillors are maintaining a high profile with most in attendance at the recent Village Show while others have been seen around the villages, working on the Embsay gateway garden, with PCSO Ruth Pearson on speeding issues and at the Nature Reserve. Cllr Hazel Chatwin still holds a monthly drop-in surgery in the village hall on the first Friday of each month between 2pm and 3pm.
History Day: On Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, there will be a special history day at St Mary’s, when the church is inviting everyone to visit, to bring photographs, to talk about their memories of the past, to look at some of the historic artefacts on display. The day is part of the church’s ongoing Heritage Lottery project whereby a small team is digitally recording every gravestone and inscription in the churchyard, using a technique called RTI, which can decipher inscriptions which are too worn to be read. You can get a taste of what they have been doing by joining a churchyard tour. The tours will celebrate the lives of past residents of Embsay-with-Eastby. The earliest graves date from 1853 and the tour will end at the World War One memorial in the church. Tour times will be 11am and 2.30pm and will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. To book a place contact Sue Stearn on 01756 700771. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
Pre-School Playgroup: On Sunday, the pre-school playgroup will hold a family fun day in the village hall between 2pm and 5pm. There will be lots of activities for children and plenty of home-made food. All the proceeds will go to the playgroup.
Over 50s: The first meeting of the Over 50s Forum will be held next Thursday, September 24, at 2pm. As a new initiative for this year, there will be a showing of the film Mamma Mia. If you have mobility problems and have difficulty getting to the village hall, contact either Hazel Chatwin or Shelagh Marshall.
Community Library: For reasons beyond its control, the community library needs to change the software it uses to issue and return books. This will take place over a couple of months, starting on Thursday, October 1. Everyone will need a NYCC Library Card, not the Embsay Library Card, to borrow items and it will need to be produced each time.
Film Night: Film Night returns to the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm when The One Hundred Foot Journey will be screened. The film stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Manish Dyal. The action focuses on the Kadan family from Mumbai, who open a restaurant almost opposite the prestigious restaurant commanded by Madame Mallory. The gauntlet is thrown down and the tranquility of the sleepy French village of St Antonin-de-Noble-Val will never be quite the same again. Admission is £4 on the door and this includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
Macmillan coffee: One of the World’s Biggest Coffee Mornings will be held at Laurel Croft next Friday, September 25, between 10pm and 1pm. All proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be a tombola and Anne Bryant, at Laurel Croft, would like any donations before the event.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880: St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, services will be Holy Communion at 8.15am and Holy Communion with prayer for healing at 10am. Tea and scones will be served from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the parish rooms. Due to reordering work taking place, the church will not be open to visitors. Tea and scones will continue to be served each Sunday until the end of September.
Farnhill Methodists: A coffee morning held on Saturday raised £103.70 for the Syrian Refugee Fund and £40 for the Gambia Schools Trust. At the church service on Sunday, the collection of £80 was donated to the Syrian Refugee Fund. There will be no service at church this week.
Village Pump: The Village Pump - the over 50s group - will meet on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm and for the next few weeks, the venue will be Farnhill Methodist Church.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098: Pantomime registration: The 2016 show will be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and registration for anyone, children and adults, wanting to be involved, whether dancing, acting, or on the production crew, will be in Gargrave Village Hall at 6.30pm tonight. The fee for the season is £10, please bring it along with you.
Jumble sale: A jumble sale will be held in the village hall from 10am on Saturday and the entrance fee is 20p per person. Further donations towards the sale can be accepted between 2pm and 6pm tomorrow.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, the church will hold a the BCP Holy Communion at 8am, which will be followed at 10.45am by a Sung Eucharist.
Community Library: The community library will hold its annual general meeting in committee room one of the village hall on Wednesday from 7.30pm.
Charity coffee: As part of the for Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning in the World initiative, there will be a coffee mornings at the homes of Ruth Abbott and Sarah Curtis, 9 and 11 Marton Road, next Friday, September 25, from 10am to noon.
Quiz night: A quiz night will take place next Friday, September 25, from 7pm, in Gargrave Village Hall. Entry is £5 per person which will include a pie and peas supper and teams may comprise of two to four people. Please contact Caroline on 01756 749235 or Sally on 01756 748098 to enter a team. There will also be a licensed bar.
GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605: Chair yoga: Chair yoga sessions were launched this week and will be held at Church House on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm.
Afternoon tea: Gills Top care home will hold an afternoon tea event in Church House on Saturday from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Transport scheme: The Grassington Hub Community Transport scheme connects the communities of Upper Wharfedale. It is available for evenings and weekend hire, with all proceeds going to support the sustainability of the project. Pre-booking is essential. For more information, contact the Hub on 01756 752222. Volunteer drivers are also required.
Friendship Club: Andrew Swinscoe will talk about the History of British Cheese to Grassington Friendship Club when it meets in Church House today at 2.15pm. Next Thursday, Lucy Irven will speak on Skipton Food Bank and its expansion across Craven.
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in Church House will be in aid of Leprosy Mission International. It will start at 9.30am and will feature stalls selling cakes and home produce, Christmas cards and books. There will also be a tombola.
Moor walk: Join the national park’s archaeologist on a four-mile walk to the leadmining remains on Grassington Moor. The walk will take place on Wednesday from 2pm and 5pm and to book a place, call 01756 752691. The meeting point is Yarnbury.
Street lights: Street lights in the village will be switched off between midnight and 5am to save money. However, those lights required for safety purposes will not be affected.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235: Coffee morning: Betty Carr, of Brackenbottom, will be holding a Macmillan World’s Greatest Coffee Morning at Horton Village Hall next Friday, September 25, from 10am to noon and extends a warm welcome to everyone. Macmillan helps to provide practical, medical and financial support to both cancer patients and their families.
Church service: The church service on Sunday for the combined parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe will be held at Langcliffe Church at 10.30am.
Education grants: The governors of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School Exhibition Foundation are prepared to consider applications for grants towards full-time continuous courses of advance study. Applicants must currently be resident in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and to have lived there and attended a local school for not less than two years. Application forms may be obtained from Horton-in-Ribblesdale School and must be returned by next Friday, September 25. The Governors will meet on October 6 to discuss the applications.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845: 200 Club: The September winners of the Institute 200 Club are: £25, No 183, Richard Thwaite; £10, No 192, Jill Forster Walmsley and £5, No 101, Andrew Crabtree.
Coffee morning: This Saturday’s coffee morning is in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support. It will take place in the institute from 10am and will include a raffle, tombola and stalls. Donations of cakes and raffle prizes would be appreciated.
Hellifield Walk: The Hellifield Walk, on Sunday, is a strenuous 6.5 trek around Whernside and Chapel-le-Dale. It will be led by Paul Elmsley who can be contacted on 851659). Please meet at Aherne’s Car Park at 12.30pm. Wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a drink.
Age Concern: Age Concern holds its luncheon club at the Boars Head, Long Preston, on Fridays from 11.15am. Please inform Ellen on 850864 of booking changes on the Wednesday prior to the meeting and meal.
Classes: Mindful Yoga classes will be held Wednesdays from 12.15pm to 1.30pm in the institute. An eight-week Mindfulness Course starts on Wednesday, September 30, from 6pm to 7.15pm at Goal Works, Hellifield. Also there will be a TRE(r) session on the same day from 1.45pm to 3pm in the institute. TRE(r) is a series of mind exercises to assist the body in relating deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Places are limited to eight and the cost is £12.50. Please contact Lisa Milner on 07803 721135 for more details.
Institute entertainment: Former Yorkshire policeman Mike Pannett, now a highly successful humourist and author, will be a special guest at the Hellifield Institute tonight. Entertaining from 7.30pm, he is the guest speaker at a special cheese and wine evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WI. To check the availability of tickets, call Margaret Smith on 851860.
Flower Club: North Craven Flower Club welcomed demonstrator Denise Hubbard with her interpretation of How it all began. The next demonstration is on October 8 with Wendy Graveston. For further details, contact Frances on 01729 822558.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835: Parish council: At the September meeting of Ingleton Parish Council, Paul Bond and Andrew Coupe from the Environment Agency gave a short presentation on the flood risks to the area and discussion followed on the issue of Jenkins Beck which flooded recently and whose responsibility it was for keeping the watercourse clear. Coun McGonnigal reported that certain young people were creating litter and nuisance in the play area and comment was made that any illegal activity should be reported to the police. The clerk said she had met with Horton Landscaping and the general standard of grass cutting had improved. Coun Metcalfe commented on the issue of white lines in the village and was informed that the work was scheduled. The clerk was asked to approach Highways again. A resident had complained that the street light in the community centre car park was too bright and the clerk is to request a shield. Coun Ireton updated the councillors on the matter of the acquisition of the Middle School site and the BMX track. Coun Lis reported on the extra care home project and confirmed that six companies were working with North Yorkshire County Council to deliver the project. Coun Brown reported that the swimming pool had had a reasonable season considering the poor weather, although there had been some difficulties with lifeguard cover. The pool is now closed for the winter.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 02729 825303: Village website: The new village website has been set up. The parish council is covering the costs. It is too young to be found on internet search engines so please use the address langcliffe.myfreesites.net. It is still in its infancy and village committees and organisations need to contact Helen Jarvis (email@example.com) to provide material that can be shared.
Church news: The Harvest Festival will be celebrated next Sunday, September 27, at 6pm. Please bring all offerings for harvest into the church next Saturday. The harvest preacher will be Rev Paul Fisher. The service will be followed by the annual auction of produce and all money raised will be sent to The Olive Tree Project. This project aims to replace the 800,000 olive trees, which have been destroyed as a result of occupation. New olive trees will give farmers and their families a source of income and enable them to survive. Each year, the Parochial Parish Council gives ten per cent of the church’s income to charities. This year the PCC will support the recently launched appeal for the repair and restoration of Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell, Edinburgh Direct Aid which supports people in crisis around the world (such as Syria) and the Martin House Hospice for children. It has already sent money to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
Recipe book: There are fewer than 40 copies of the Langcliffe’s Favourite Recipes book left. These can be bought from Tourist Information in Settle or from Jean Jelley on 01729 822963.
Badminton season: Badminton has restarted at Langcliffe Institute on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm. There is a charge of £2 per session.
Sunday teas: This weekend’s Sunday Teas in the institute are being hosted by Langcliffe Singers.
LONG PRESTON: Heather Thomas-Smith, 01729 840113: Quiz night: A quiz night will be held in Long Preston Village Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. There will be a licensed bar and pie and peas supper. Tickets are £5 per person. Teams of up to four can be made up on the night or in advance. Funds raised are for the Long Preston Over 70s group.
Coffee morning: St Mary’s Church will hold a coffee morning with croissants and jam in the village hall at 10am on Saturday. There will also be a cake stall, tombola and raffle. Donations of prizes and cakescan be brought on the morning.
RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087: Thursday Club: Today, 25 members from Rathmell Thursday Club will share cars and meet up for lunch at 12.30pm at the Hill Inn, Chapel-le-Dale.
Reading Room: The Reading Room will host a Macmillan coffee morning next Friday, September 25, from 10am to noon. It will include a cake stall and garden stall, as well a grand raffle. Entry is free, but a small donation is requested for refreshments. All are welcome. Contributions for stalls would be appreciated and anyone who can help is asked to contact Elaine on 01729 840087.
Young Farmers: Rathmell Young Farmers met last Tuesday evening at Rathmell Primary School for a fun evening of first aid kindly delivered by Abby and Stacey of Routes Healthcare. Members practised their bandaging skills and had fun creating fake wounds and blisters. Refreshments were served by The Healing Family. Liam Halliday gave the vote of thanks. A short business meeting was held. At the recent Semple Trophy competition, the outdoor team of James and Edward Bradley, Tom Dean, Liam Halliday and Laura Robinson came second overall with the judging of beef and sheep. Laura Robinson was first overall on the night.
SALTERFORTH: Women’s institute: The president, Janette Pate, welcomed members to the September meeting of Salterforth WI and then introduced John Barnes, a local man and pigeon fancier who gave an interesting and amusing talk on his life with racing pigeons. It is a life which started at a very early age after finding an injured bird and taking it home, where he nursed it back to health. Thinking that his bird needed company, he managed to obtain another which went on to breed successfully and from then on he was hooked and joined a local racing club where he learnt all the mechanics of pigeon racing. When his grandson started to show an interest, they became partners and over the years they have had numerous successes, winning many awards both with racing birds and show birds. He brought along three of his finest, which members were delighted to see. Mrs Pate gave the vote of thanks. The winners of the competition for “a feather found on a walk” were: 1 Jean Lustig, 2 Christine Lloyd, 3 Eloise Sunley. Mrs Pate then continued with the business meeting and told members that the institute had decided to put forward a resolution for next year’s AGM regarding the teaching of special needs children. The trip to the Trafford Centre was discussed and members who have put their names down to go on November 18 need to bring their coach money of £12 to the October meeting. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October, 8, at 7.30pm in Salterforth Village Hall when the institute will be play host to members from Barley, Broughton-with-Elslack and Rimington. They will hear a talk entitled Ghostly Tales of Skipton given by Malcolm Hanson. The competition will be to Create a Halloween Craft.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639: Kwezana link: Pupils at Settle have been thanked by Kwezana for the photo story which they sent them, showing pictures of the pupils and staff and also views of Settle. They enjoyed finding out about the town and being able to see the various buildings such as the water tower, play barn, Victoria Hall and the station. It is hoped that the Kwezana pupils will soon send a similar photo story of their town .
Settle Voices: Settle Voices has resumed its meetings after the summer break. The choir meets every Monday between 1pm and 3pm at Friends Meeting House and is open to all. For details, contact Liz on 01729 823777.
Operatic Society: Tickets are now on sale for Settle Amateur Operatic Society’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production will be staged at Victoria Hall during the week of October 26 to 31 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. A range of concession, family and group tickets are available and can be purchased in person at Victoria Hall, via its website settlevictoriahall.org.uk or via the box office on 01729 825718.
Badminton: Ladies badminton sessions take place every Wednesday between 7.30pm and 9pm at Settle College. These are mixed ability sessions and beginners are welcome. For further details contact 01729 824249 or 840601.
Victoria Hall: Tonight, Holy Moly and the Crackers will take to the stage for an evening of folky, waltzy punky, fiddle flying, Cajun fun. Music of an entirely different genre will be on offer next Saturday, September 26, when West Yorkshire Savoyards return with their production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic opera, The Gondoliers. Benji Kirkpatrick, from Bellowhead, brings his show Bendrix to Settle next Sunday, September 27. The first half of the show is Benji’s own material, with the second half entirely dedicated to an exploration of the music of Jimi Hendrix, set against a specially commissioned visual backdrop by Shropshire-based artist Esther Thorpe. Next Friday, September 25, the unusual and critically acclaimed play Beryl - a romance on two wheels will be performed, celebrating the life of Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels. She was five-times world pursuit champion, twice road racing champion and 12-times national champion. The play tells the story of Beryl’s life, from working on a rhubarb farm to becoming the best British cycling all-rounder for 25 consecutive years and, in 1967, setting a 12-hour time-trial which has not been broken to this day. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Rugby fun: A family evening is being held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club tomorrow to mark the England v Fiji match. There will be fun rugby games, face painting, food, a happy hour bar and the opportunity to watch the match live on large screens. The event will start at 6.30pm.
Folk Club: The Three Peaks Folk Club will mark Sally Day on Saturday with a special night of music and songs which were favourites of folk club founder, Sally Wright. The evening will be held at Settle Social Club from 8.30pm and admission is £5. Guest artist for the evening is Anna Shannon.
Messy church: The next messy church session will take place on Sunday between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at St John’s Hall. Messy church is a free event, with craft activities and a chance for families to come together.
Iyengar Yoga: A new term of Iyengar Yoga sessions will start on Monday. It will take place at the Friends Meeting House at 12.30pm for mixed ability and 2.15pm for beginners. There is also a Tuesday mixed ability session, which takes place at the School of Dance, Station Road, between 7pm and 8.30pm. For further details contact 01282 841049.
Blood donors: There will be blood donor sessions at St John’s Hall on Wednesday. The first session will run from 2.15pm to 3.45pm and the second will be from 5pm to 7.30pm. For further information, contact 0300 123 2323.
Gardening Club: The Settle and District Gardening Club will on Wednesday for a Jacobs Join lunch and members’ plant sale. It will take place at Town Head Court from 1pm.
Variety show: A call has gone out to all would-be performers who would like to take part in a special fundraising event on December 11 and 12. Settle Amateur Operatic Society and Victoria Hall are working together to stage Not the Royal Variety Show. There will be a preliminary meeting for all interested in taking part on Monday, September28, at 6.30pm at The Old Court House, Station Road.
Film night: The next foreign film showing by TRAMPS will take place at Victoria Hall on Wednesday, September 30, at 7.45pm. Admission is £5.The featured film will be Bombón: El Perro, which is a gently humorous road movie with a 52-year-old and the large dog he is given in lieu of payment. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Age UK: On Thursday, October 1, from 2pm to 4pm at Victoria Hall in Settle, Age UK North Craven will host a unique event to mark UK Older People’s Day and celebrate the contribution made to the community by people in later life. There will be information from local organisations on how to make the most of the services on offer from Age UK North Craven and other community groups. There will also be refreshments provided. The event is free and is aimed at the community and at people working with older people either as volunteers or as professionals Special guests will be the Golden Oldies (known as the GOs to their friends). The GOs started out as an over 50s light exercise group and now provide entertainment, costumed and choreographed song, fun and dance all over the North West. Members of the group say being part of the GOs has given them purpose and a new lease of life. For more information and to reserve tickets, contact Sue Bradley at Age UK North Crave on 01729 823066.
Organ recital: Settle Parish Church will host an organ recital by Paul Fisher on Saturday, October 3, at 7.30pm. Entitled Melodies All Sorts, the programme will feature melodies from classical and popular music arranged for organ including works by Mozart, Vangelis, Strauss, Fisher and others. There will be a refreshment interval and admission is free with a retiring collection for the organ fund.
Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place at St Johns Hall on Saturday, October 3, and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book by the preceding Friday, contact 01729 823259 or 824038.
Darts exhibition: On Sunday, October 18, Settle Social Club will host an exhibition match by darts legend Eric Bristow. The event commences at noon and admission is £5. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Settle Stories: Bookings are now being taken at Victoria Hall for Settle Stories Star Party on Saturday, October 10. This will be a full-day event commencing at 11am and running till late and will feature a range of storytellers and astronomers. In a collaboration between Settle Stories, Manchester Metropolitan University and Bradford Astronomical Society, the day’s highlights will include a rocket workshop, a chance to visit a Star Lab with astronomers and storytellers and a story event with international award0winning storyteller Cassandra Wye. For further details, contact Victoria Hall on 01729 825718 or visit settlestories.org.uk/starparty.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643: Amnesty Group: Silsden Amnesty Group invites everyone to its annual coffee morning on Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am in Silsden Methodist Church. The campaign this year is for the release of Dr. Mohammed al-Roken, a human rights lawyer and professor of constitutional law, arrested and charged in 2012 for supposedly ‘attempting to overthrow the government’ of the United Arab Emirates. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Cards will be available to sign, asking for his release. There will also be homemade refreshments.
Young Farmers: Silsden with Skipton Young Farmers held its annual general meeting at Draughton Village Hall last week. This week, members enjoyed breeding sheep judging at None-Go-Bye Farm and next Monday, the club will look around Keelham Farm shop. For more information, contact Tom Stapleton on 01756 792703. New members are welcome.
SKIPTON: Embroiderers’ Guild: Skipton Embroiderers’ Guild will start its autumn programme with a meeting on Monday in Christ Church Hall, Keighley Road. From 10am, members will meet informally to chat and work on their current projects. Following a Jacob’s Join lunch, the branch will hold its annual general meeting at 1pm and afterwards members will demonstrate and talk about pieces of their own work. The meeting will end at 3pm. Anyone interested in embroidery, or related textile crafts is most welcome to come to the meeting.
Navy news: The Skipton and District Royal Naval Association held a tombola and children’s lucky dip at Bradley Family Show Day and it thanks everyone who supported the stalls. The association’s last meeting opened with Nelson’s Prayer before Trafalgar, followed by a loyal toast drunk in rum. The menu for the Trafalgar lunch on October 17 was chosen and Pickle Night was discussed. Pickle Night commemorates HMS Pickle bringing news of the death of Nelson to England in November 1805. A visit to Masham was suggested as a day’s outing in the future. The next meeting will be held at the RAFA headquarters in Shortbank Road, on Tuesday, October 6, at 7.30pm.
Holy Trinity: Morning Prayer is said on weekday mornings at 9am at Holy Trinity Church, And on Sunday, worship starts with Holy Communion at 8am, followed by Parish Communion at 9.45am with an Evening Service at 6pm. For the youngest members of the family, Toddle into Church is devised particularly for pre-school children and their parents, grandparents or carers at 2pm on Tuesdays. Mid-week Holy Communion will take place, as usual, at 10.45am on Wednesday and, later in the day, members of the Women’s Fellowship will hold their meeting in the Vestry Rooms at 7.30pm. Happy Hour - which offers coffee, cake and a chat and particularly aimed at those living alone - will be held next Thursday, September 24, at 11am in the church café.
STEETON: Methodist Church: Steeton Methodist Church will hold its harvest festival on Sunday at 10.30am. The service will be taken by the Rev Rosemary Nash and everyone is welcome. The Methodist Youth Club will meet on Tuesday at 6.30pm when they will be making Eid cards. The Evening Fellowship will meet again on Wednesday at 7.30pm when Elizabeth Hughes will give a talk called Tales out of School.
THORNTON-IN-CRAVEN: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390, and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207: St Oswald’s: Many thanks go to all who helped to make St Oswald’s Church jumble sale such a big success. A total of £877 was raised towards church funds. Forthcoming fundraising events include a harvest supper on Saturday at 7pm with musical entertainment by pianist Thomas Dodgson. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Rosemary Hartley on 015242 42207. Sedbergh Town Band will give a concert on Saturday, September 26, at 7pm. Tickets are £8, which includes light refreshments and a glass of wine. Tickets and details are available from Jean Bell on 015242 41137 and PCC members.
UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605: Mobile library: The supermobile library van will call in Upper Wharfedale on Wednesday. It will be at Buckden car park from 10.30am to 12.30pm and at Kettlewell car park from 2pm to 4pm.
Luncheon Club: The new season of Luncheon Club meetings starts at Kettlewell Village Hall today. The club is open to anyone living in the parish who is over 60. For more details, call Anne Staniforth on 761171.
Indoor bowling: Indoor bowling starts at Kettlewell Village Hall on Wednesday, October 7, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The cost is £2 and everyone is welcome.
Church fundraiser: Funds will be raised for Hubberholme Church at a Desert Island Discs-style evening on Saturday. The Waggoners will present an evening of storytelling and songs at the church from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8, which includes wine and nibbles, and to reserve a seat, contact Megan Lightfoot on 01756 760399.
Scarecrow grants: Following Kettlewell’s hugely successful scarecrow festival, local groups are invited to bid for ten per cent of the profits. Applications must be submitted by tomorrow and should be sent to Verina Bishop at 3 Wears Fold, Kettlewell.
Women’s Institute: Rylstone WI celebrated the national centenary at the home of Moyra Livesey. Supper, a celebratory cake and drinks were followed by a group photograph. The competition for a photograph taken 100 years ago was won by Hilda Wellock.
Parking money: Car parking charges at Cracoe Fell Race raised £270 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Walk thanks: Threshfield woman Norma Cahill thanks everyone who took part in her sponsored riverside walk. A total of £3,550 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Church service: There will be no service at St Michael’s, Linton, next Sunday, September 27. Instead, the congregation will attend the final service of the Rev Fiona Jenkins at St Wilfrid’s Church, Burnsall. She is moving to Chipping with Whitewell in Lancashire.
WIGGLESWORTH Community Centre: Regulars at the Saturday Bacon Butty mornings were delighted to hear they would carry on most weeks throughout the winter. The trustees agreed to donate £1 for every butty sold last Saturday to Oxfam, specifically to aid the Syrian refugee crisis. A total of £39 was raised. Quite a few people have volunteered their services to ensure the butty mornings continue but there are still gaps should anyone like to help out. To avoid conflict of interest there won’t be one next Saturday, September 26, but the Plough is hosting a Macmillan coffee morning, where coffee and cakes will be sold.