AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215:
Annual meeting: The Austwick Field and Local History Society will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the parish hall. This will be followed by a talk on Yorkshire Bridges by Roger Moore. Non-members are welcome.
Church news: On Saturday, there will be a performance of the now-famous Lippy Logic at Eldroth Church at 7.30pm while on Sunday, there will be a 9.30am Holy Communion at Austwick and a 7pm Evensong at Eldroth. Austwick Parish Church held its popular annual harvest supper in the village hall, which was attended by 96 people from the community. The Rev Ian Greenhalgh made a presentation to Wendy and Phil Kinch to thank them for all they had done over many years as caretakers for the village hall. They are to leave the village shortly. After the supper, the harvest produce was auctioned by John Hickson, raising more than £600, which has been donated to the Christian Missionary Society for its work with refugees. The church is planning to sell Christmas trees again this year to raise funds. The Nordmann trees are very similar in price to last year and order forms have been placed on the counter at Cross Leigh Stores and on the table at the back of the church. Please place your order by November 16 and the trees will be available for collection from December 1 from the vicarage.
Village Show: The annual general meeting of Austwick Village Show will take place on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the parish hall. This is your opportunity to suggest ideas for classes.
Rotary club: They may not have known all the answers, but Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club’s four-man team knew enough to get through to the next round of Rotary district 1190’s quiz competition. Their opponents, Darwen Rotary Club, were behind in each of the ten rounds of the quiz, but closed the gap in round nine to make it a nail-biting finish. The final score was 78 points to 72. The winning team members were Martin Chalmers, Alan Hardman, Arthur Bardsley and Peter Brierley.
St Andrew’s: MP George will be the preacher at St Andrew’s junior church anniversary service at 10.30am on Sunday. The 6pm service will be led by Mrs S Godfrey. The weekly prayer hour in the church lounge meets at 10am on Monday and the weekly toddlers group meets from 9.30am to 11.30am on Fridays in term time. Bible study is held on Fridays from 7.30pm at Woodlands, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick (near the corner of Coates Lane). On Wednesday, at 7.30pm, there is an opportunity to make a special card for someone. The cost is £3 and proceeds will go to the building fund. To book, ring Shirley Godfrey 01282 812531.
Priory Church: The services on Sunday are 8am Communion (said), 10.30am Sung Eucharist and 4.30pm Evening Prayer. On Wednesday there is a Said Communion service at 10am.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369:
School news: A number of pupils did well in the recent Keighley and Craven Cross Country races. Archie, Charlie, Henry, Josh and Jack took first team place in the Year 5 or 6 boys’ race, with Archie winning individual second place. Emily, Mollie, Amber and Cate took second team place in the year three and four girls’ race and Will, Daniel and Oliver took sixth team place in the year three and four boys’ race. The school is collecting tokens from promotional 500g tubs of Flora Original, Light and Buttery; for every 50 tokens the school will receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
Women’s Institute: Bradley Women’s Institute will meet at 7pm on Monday in the village hall when Gail Evans will give a sugarcraft demonstration. If you are interested in joining, contact 01756 792719.
Parish council: There will be a parish council meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday in the village hall.
Film Club: Bradley Film Club will show ET The Extra Terrestrial (PG) in the school hall next Thursday, October 15, at 6pm. Admission is free and snacks are available to buy. There is also a loop system.
Family Show Day: Requests for donations from clubs and organisations, from the proceeds of this year’s show, should be placed in the Family Show box in the village store before Monday, October 26, when the committee will meet at 7.30pm in the village hall to consider all funding applications.
BURNSALL: Ed Williams, 01756 720335:
Race night: The ever-popular race night is back at Burnsall Village Hall on Saturday. Gates are open at 7.30pm with the first race starting at 8pm. Admission is £5 and will include a pie and peas supper. Children can enter for free. Half the takings will go to local charities, including Burnsall School, Hebden Lodge Nursery, Burnsall Village Green, Burnsall Village Hall, Fell Rescue and St Wilfrid’s. Tickets are available at the door.
Hall cafe: On Saturday, Carleton Village Hall will run the Skipton Town Hall Cafe. It will be open all day for tea, coffee and cakes, with pie and peas being served over the lunchtime period. Donations of baking can be left in the village hall kitchen tomorrow between 7pm and 9pm. Helpers on the day would also be very welcome.
Soul night: There will be a soul night in the village hall on Saturday from 7pm. There will be a great range of music from the 60s to the late 80s. There are a few tickets available, costing £2.50 each. Reserve them by emailing email@example.com or call into The Swan Inn or Carleton Village Store. Proceeds will go to the Recreation Ground Project.
CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135:
Pet Rescue: Bentham Pet Rescue and Craven Cats Rescue would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning in Clapham Village Hall. They raised £357.60 and are now looking forward to their Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 6, between 10am and 3.30pm, also in the village hall. There will be festive gifts, cards, calendars, a cake stall, tombola and competitions. Homemade refreshments will be served.
Village Store: The Village Store Committee is looking for someone to take on the role of promoting the shop through social media outlets. The village store is currently active on Facebook, Twitter and through its own website. However, Esther who currently runs the Facebook page can no longer do so. Therefore if anyone is interested in taking an active role in promoting the shop online please contact Sue Mann on 015242 51792.
Macmillan coffee: The recent Macmillan coffee morning in the village was a great success raising more than £500. Organisers Liz Mason and Jackie Kingsley thank everyone who made the event such a success.
Children in Need: Aimee and Erin (granddaughters of Liz and Eric Mason) will hold their fourth annual coffee morning to raise money for Children in Need in Clapham Village Hall on Friday, October 23, between 10am until noon. There will be a cake stall and raffle.
Young Farmers: Last Tuesday Coniston Cold Young Farmers met at The Richard Tottie Memorial Hall for their annual general meeting. Club president Janet Bolland thanked outgoing chairman Cameron Walton. The new officers are: chairman, Will Throup; secretary, Aimee Beresford; treasurer, James Bolland; minutes secretaries, Mollie Brennand and Megan Walton; programme secretary, Alice Walton; show secretaries, Joe Hudson and Robin Schofield; and press secretaries, Hannah and Ellie Saxby. The next meeting is the annual public speaking competition at Coniston at 7.30pm.
St Peter’s: On Sunday, St Peter’s Church will hold a Holy Communion at 9.30am.
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872:
St John’s: On Saturday evening, the Minus the Main Course event was held in the village institute. The maximum number of tickets were sold and 48 folk enjoyed an evening chatting and eating. Thanks go to all who helped or supported the event. A total of £322.70 was raised for the church’s refurbishment fund. This Saturday, a presentation on the re-ordering will be given at the church at 10.30am and will last about half an hour. On Sunday, a service of Holy Communion will be held at 8am led by the vicar, the Rev John Peet, while the 11am service will be led by the Rev Alan G Raine. The House Group will meet this week at 7.30pm.
Jay Walkers: There was a full house in Cononley Village Institute to see the Jay Walkers’ production of Blue Remembered Hills. The audience enjoyed excellent acting and direction, coupled with clever staging within the restricted space. The company will stage its next production in May.
Musical Mayhem: A new date has been set for the Musical Mayhem event. It will take place in the village institute on Saturday, February 27.
Madge Bank: The deadline for objections to the housing plans for the village’s Madge Bank is Wednesday.
Celebration of love: All are welcome to attend a short service at St Andrew’s Methodist Church tomorrow at 7pm to celebrate the life of loved ones now departed. The service will be led by the Rev Mollie Greenwood.
Work day: St Andrew’s Methodist Church will hold a work day on Saturday from 10am to 2pm to clean up the outside of the building in preparation for its 50th anniversary celebrations in November. It plans to remove weeds from the car park, tidy up grass edges, and possibly apply some preservative to woodwork. Refreshments will be available and soup will be served to workers at midday. In the morning you can also drop in to New2U and find a bargain. There will be a second work day next Saturday, October 24.
Coffee morning: Cross Hills and Glusburn Manorlands Support Group will hold a coffee morning at St Peter’s Church Hall, Cross Hills, from 10am to noon on Saturday. Coffee or tea and biscuits cost £1 and all proceeds will go to Sue Ryder Care Manorlands Hospice.
DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305:
St Augustine’s Church: The Holy Communion service on Sunday starts at 11.15am and will be led by the Rector, the Rev Veronica James.
Parish council: The council will meet on Wednesday. The agenda and papers are published this week on the website – draughton.org – and the notices are also published on the noticeboards. This is the time of year when the council begins the budgeting process.
EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617:
Churches Together: Voting has begun for the Malcolm King Award. Voting slips are available in the churches and New Road Community Centre or from David Hartley 01282 842617. Anyone in the community is entitled to vote until October 29. The Malcolm King dinner and barn dance will take place in the community centre on Saturday, November 14. Rosemary Biggin will provide a five-course dinner. Tickets at £9.50 each will be available shortly.
Community centre: For the safety of user groups, some of whom are elderly or vulnerable, a new CCTV system has been installed at the New Road Community Centre, which will enable police to identify any anti-social behaviour in or around the building. The annual general meeting of the Community Association will take place on Monday at 7.30pm.
St Peter’s: The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by Derek Clegg. On Monday, there is a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm and a free games evening (pool, table tennis, table top games) at 7pm. The next Songs of Praise service is at 4pm next Sunday, October 25.
EMBSAY WITH EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197:
Pre-School Playgroup: The playgroup’s next Cinema Club event is in the village hall on Saturday at 2pm. Membership is £3 and snacks and drinks will be available. For more details, ring 791123.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, the Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am communion service led by the Rev Janet Clasper while at St Mary’s Church, there will be a family communion at 9.30am. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a quiet communion service at 10.30am and the church will the open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation between 2pm and 4pm. Smiley Faces will meet tomorrow between 1.45pm and 3.15pm for pre-school children their parents, grandparents and carers. The Methodist Chapel’s Friendship Club is temporarily suspended due to ill health.
Carpet bowls: The carpet bowls club meets in the village hall every Monday and Friday between 10.15am and 12.15pm. If you have never tried the game come along and have a go. Refreshments are available.
Hall ceilidh: On Saturday, there will be a ceilidh in the village hall beginning at 7pm. All ages are welcome and there will be a lasagne supper and a bar. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and are available from the paper Shop. All profits will go to the St Mary’s roof restoration fund.
Film night: The second of the autumn’s film nights will be held on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. The film to be screened will be The Railwayman, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. It is an inspiring story of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Admission is £4, which includes tea and biscuits.
Wood search: Tomorrow, you are invited to join a walk round Cavendish Woods, searching for dead wood to burn on the bonfire on November 6. A torch will come in handy and don’t forget the gloves. Any parents who can help this evening are most welcome. Meet at the usual time in the Cavendish car park.
Over 50s Forum: The October meeting of the Over 50s Forum will include the screening of a film in the village hall next Thursday, October 22, between 2pm and 3.30pm. The film to be shown is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880:
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, services will be Holy Communion at 8.15am and a united One World Week service for the Cross Hills and District Fellowship at 10am at which the preacher will be the Rev Rob White, a Baptist minister from Cheshire. Also on Sunday, the church will be open from 2pm to 4pm so people can see the newly reordered space.
Village Pump: The Village Pump – the over 50s group – will meet at its new venue at Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm. New members and visitors are welcome.
History Group: For those who own an old house and would like to learn more about lime mortars and lime pointing, a special hands-on session is being held at the Pendle Heritage Centre on Saturday from 10.30am to 2pm. The Farnhill and Kildwick History Group will meet on Monday at 7pm in Kildwick and Farnhill Institute when Karen Sayers will talk about her work as an archivist at Leeds University. Admission is free.
Farnhill Methodist: At the coffee morning on Saturday, £151 was raised for church funds and £41 for the Gambia Schools Trust. At the final service before the church closed last Sunday, the collection amounted to a staggering £476 and this is also being sent to the Gambia Schools Trust.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098:
Arts and crafts: An arts and crafts will take place in the village hall between today and Sunday. It will be open from 10am to 6pm each day except Sunday when the doors will close at 4pm. Entry is free and there will be refreshments courtesy of Gargrave Women’s Institute. There will be original paintings and photography, sculpture, limited edition prints, cards, gifts, jewellery, kites and much more. All work is produced by local artists and there will also be some demonstrations. As well as supporting the village hall, the event will help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, St Andrew’s will hold a BCP Holy Communion at 8am and a Sung Eucharist at 10.45am.
Hatha yoga: A new six-week session commences at 9.30am on Wednesday in the annexe of the village hall and new members are always welcome. Full tuition is provided by Corinne Docherty who is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. More information can be obtained from Sally on 01756 748098.
Swing Commanders: Popular band The Swing Commanders have been booked to appear from 7.30pm on Friday, October 30 October. This is their sixth consecutive year at Gargrave Village Hall and tickets are £10 from 01756 749235 or 01756 748098. There will also be a licensed bar and hot beef sandwiches can be purchased during the interval.
GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639:
Theatre events: On Tuesday, the Richard Whiteley Theatre will host the annual Northern Garden Lecture at 7pm. This year’s speaker is Dr John Grimshaw, director of the Yorkshire Arboretum and Rays Wood on the Castle Howard Estate, who will talk on the topic of Plants, Gardens, People. Tickets for the ever popular evening of Lessons and Carols for Christmas will go on sale to the public on Monday. For more information, visitgiggleswick.org.uk/rwt or phone on 01729 893180.
Primary school:A record-breaking 52 per cent of Giggleswick Primary School pupils took part in the summer reading challenge organised by North Yorkshire Libraries. Year 5 pupils have just returned from their residential visit to Humphrey Head Outdoor Centre. They learned many new skills, along with year five pupils from Long Preston and Clapham Primary Schools. Many parents enjoyed their explanations and descriptions, as well as the films and photos, presented during their pupils’ assembly on Friday and there will be further opportunities to find out more when pupils’ work and photos are displayed in school. Year 6 pupils have produced the sixth issue of Giggtastic Gazette. This has involved discussing, planning, word processing articles, redrafting, editing, photography, interviewing and photocopying. Congratulations go to Bailey and Presley Pears, Phoebe and Lottie Oliver, Oliver and Ben Brummitt, Dylan and Oliver Sampson, Ruby and Mary-Jane Lambert, Melissa Tither and Hannah Chapman who took part in the St Alkelda’s harvest service.
St Alkelda’s: Next Saturday. October 24, from 10am to 4pm there will be a Christmas craft sale in aid of the NSPCC in St. Alkelda’s Church.
Horticultural Show: At its annual general meeting, Giggleswick Horticultural Show was again able to donate £900 to local charities. The money was shared between Cave Rescue, Settle Pool, Castleberg Scouts, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Manorlands Hospice. This is a repeat of last year’s record amount. Entries were again up and the homemade teas raised more than £300. The chairman, Geoff Knights, thanked Giggleswick School for the use of its hall and to all the volunteers who helped run the show. Next year’s show will be on Saturday, August 13, and will be the 75th. Schedules will be available from Settle Tourist Information Centre and local shops in June, but information on the many classes should be available on the Giggleswick Horticultural Show Facebook page in November.
Whist and dominoes: The results of the whist and domino drive held at Gisburn Festival Hall on Saturday were: dominoes – T Taylor, F Taylor, D Knight, J Hull, S Walker, G Berry; whist, women – E Turner, S Tennant, H Grainger; men – M Wright, W Mitchell, S Hogg. The next event will be on Saturday, November 7, at 7.30pm.
GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605:
Coffee morning: The Friends of Burnsall School will hold a coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 9.30am to noon.
Friendship Club: Keith Barber will address Grassington Friendship Club in Church House today at 2.15pm. Next week, Sylvia Wheatley will describe the secrets of handwriting.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845:
200 Club: The October winners of the Institute 200 Club are: No 126, Chris Darling, £25; No 99, Jim Woodward Nutt. £10; and No 182, Ray Spencer, £5.
Women’s Institute: The WI will meet in the institute tonight at 7.15pm. Mike Armstrong will give a demonstration on bread making. The WI will hold a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am in the institute.
Walking Group: The Walking Group will meet in Aherne’s car park on Sunday at 1pm. The walk will follow a six-mile route, taking in Bell Busk and Coniston Lake.
Advent fair: St Aidan’s Advent Fair will be held on Saturday, November 14, at 10am. It will include refreshments, cake stall, tombola, festive stalls, a raffle and the chance to win a Christmas turkey.
Age Concern: Age Concern meets for its Luncheon Club on Fridays at 11.15am in the Boars Head, Long Preston. Please let Ellen know of any changes by the Wednesday prior to the meeting.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235:
Parish service: There will be a service at St Oswald’s church on Sunday for the combined parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe. The bells will ring from 10am and the service will begin at 10.30am. The preacher will be Kathleen Kinder.
Gun Club: Members of Penyghent Gun Club enjoyed their annual Gold Cup shoot at Kelbrook Shooting Ground. K Humphrey was the winner, with R Carr second – he also won the pool shoot – and P Fox, third. The most recent competition, a 30-bird sporting layout, was held nearer to home in Ring Pot Pasture. The winner was R Carr who also won the pool shoot. Second was R Bold and third was S Bamber. The next shoot will be held at Douk Ghyll Scar next Sunday, October 25, at 1pm.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Parish council: The police reported on an almost illegible Keep Clear sign on Laundry Lane and Cllr Metcalfe stated that there were similar issues elsewhere in the village. The clerk said North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) had requested a list of the affected areas. The matter of cars being parked on pavements and causing obstructions was also raised. The officer circulated flyers relating to the formation of a new youth club in Ingleton. Members were pleased that the amended planning application for the quarry took into account their requirements for the restriction of HGV traffic. Craven District Council had agreed to cover the cost of an asbestos survey for both toilets. The Brow has had the final grass cut for the season. The clerk will obtain a quote for the work regarding the problem of overhanging trees near Bank Top. The recent payment from the solar panels at the Community Centre was £809 and it was agreed the investment was proving worthwhile. Cllr Emsley spoke to members about the group raising funds for defibrillators in the village. Cllr Lis reported on the illegal parking on Storrs Common.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303:
Village Institute: On Saturday, November 14, a concert of local music, Settle Sings for Syria, will be staged to raise funds for Syrian refugees. On Saturday, December 5, a Christmas coffee morning and fair will be held Donations for the tombola may be handed to Helen or Graham Jarvis.
Community Garden: Efforts are still being made to set up a trust for the community garden. It would own the field and have ultimate responsibility for it. The legal process – which started in June – has taken much longer than expected. When the trust is a legally constituted body, a meeting will be called to discuss the garden’s management.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a joint service of Holy Communion at St Oswald’s, Horton, at 10.30am.
Langcliffe Show: The final meeting for the Langcliffe Show will be held on Sunday at 4pm in the institute.
Young Farmers: Lawkland Young Farmers met at Mearbeck for pig judging. The results were: junior girls – 1 Georgia Thornton, 2 Abbie Richards, 3 Becky Allen; junior boys – 1 Luke Harrison, 2 Henry Garnet; intermediate boys – 1 James Thornton; senior girls – 1 Steph Cowgill. The next meeting is the district quiz.
LONG PRESTON: Heather Thomas-Smith, 01729 840113:
Village Hall: The winners of October’s 200 club draw are Mr Hewitt, Mr Betteridge, Mr and Mrs Thompson, Mrs Baker and Mrs Mellin, who each win £10. This is the last draw for the current year. To join again, contact Stewart Robertshaw on 01729 840554. Membership costs £12 per year and excess money goes towards the village hall.
Annual meeting: The Heritage Group’s annual general meeting takes place tonight at 7.30pm in the village hall. After the business meeting, two speakers will update everyone on the village’s Big Dig project and the Victoria Cave project.
Young Farmers: Lothersdale Young Farmers took part in public speaking. The winners were: juniors – Harry Bailey; intermediate – Matty Bell; senior – Georgina Fort.
RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087:
Thursday Club: Rathmell Thursday Club raised £120.70 at its coffee morning on Saturday.
Women’s institute: President Janette Pate welcomed members from Broughton with Elslack, Gisburn and Barley WIs to a special Hallowe’en meeting. A short business meeting was held, where members were told that the Christmas outing would be to Ghyll Golf Club on December 10. She also said that there were still places left on the coach to the Trafford Centre on November 18. Mrs Pate then introduced Malcolm Hanson from Skipton who entertained everyone with his ghostly tales. Many members were dressed in witches costumes and one lady was unrecognisable in her skeleton mask. The competition for a Hallowe’en craft was won by: 1 Jean Capps, 2 Joyce Wilson and 3 Carole Wrigglesworth. The next meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday, November 12, in Salterforth Village Hall when the talk will be entitled Winning Chelsea Gold. The competition will be to create a garden mood board.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639:
Women’s Institute: President Mary Hindle thanked everyone who helped make the federation quiz night such a success. Places are still available on the coach to Liverpool on Wednesday, November 18, for shopping or sightseeing. The coach leaves Whitefriars at 9am, returning at 4pm. The institute will have a stall at the Christmas all-sorts market in Victoria Hall on Saturday, November 28. The speaker at the last meeting was Steve Swithin who entertained members with stories of his time as road manager for Mike Harding in the 1980s. Elizabeth Towers won the competition for “a napkin ring”.
Refugee crisis: Victoria Hall is being used as a collection point for aid for Syrian refugees. Items will then been taken to a larger collection point in Manchester where they are sorted and sent to areas of greatest need. Goods, labelled and wrapped where appropriate, can be left in the foyer of Victoria Hall whenever it is open and if there is no-one on duty in the box office they can be placed behind the table curtain in the foyer.
Operatic Society: Tickets are on sale for Settle Operatic Society’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production will be staged at Victoria Hall from October 26 to 31 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. A range of tickets are available from settlevictoriahall.org.uk or 01729 825718.
Victoria Hall: Finnish fiddle septet Frigg take to the stage tomorrow. There will also be a workshop session, suitable for all stringed instruments, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Next Saturday, October 24, there will be a concert by Charlie Dore and Julian Littman with a special appearance from Settle Voices.
Theatre trip: There will be a visit to see the musical Hairspray at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, on Wednesday, November 11, at 2.30pm. The cost is £38 per person. The bus will leave Settle Cricket Club at 10.30am. For more details, telephone 01729 823978.
Playbarn: The Playbarn is holding a Neon Night tomorrow. This session will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and the cost is £6 per child, which includes a hotdog and fries tea.
Spanas and Spokes: Tomorrow, at 7.30pm, Anthony Smith will give a slide show at Settle Parish Church illustrating the Pennine Cycleway. Entitled Spanas and Spokes: a Pennine Journey, the talk will also highlight the work of two charities – SPANA (working animal welfare) and Freedom from Torture.
The Folly: Tomorrow, Jessica Johannesson, who is exhibiting her work as part of Textil/Juvel, will give a talk about how she makes her intricately knotted work. The talk will begin at 6.45pm.
Big breakfast: The next big breakfast will take place in the annexe of Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, on Saturday. Coffee and tea are available from 8.15am, with breakfast and the talk over by 9.30am. Booking is essential and admission is £3. Contact 01729 825285 to book your place. This month’s speaker is Robert Bagot from Buon Vino at The Courtyard.
Gavagan Art: The new winter exhibition opens on Saturday and features The Northern Landscape: Paintings and Original Prints from Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The opening event will run from 2pm to 8pm.
Sew Saturday: Cottontail Crafts will celebrate Sew Saturday this weekend with special offers and a series of craft demonstrations. There will also be a prize raffle with all proceeds going to Settle Swimming Pool. First prize is a ELNA sewing machine valued at £119.
Messy Church: The next messy church session will take place in St John’s Church Hall on Sunday between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
Darts exhibition: On Sunday, Settle Social Club will host an exhibition by Eric Bristow. The event starts at noon and admission is £5. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Photographic Group: Settle Photographic Group will meet at Townhead Court on Monday at 7.30pm. The subject will be Pure Nature – a lecture by John and Margaret Sixsmith. There will be no gallery at this event.
Guide Dogs: Guide Dogs for the Blind will visit Limestone View on Tuesday from 10.30am. The charity will have lots of gifts for sale.
One World Week: There has been a change of venue for the One World Week event next Thursday, October 22. The meeting will now take place at Settle Parish Church and will commence at 6pm with a simple meal followed by a talk by Dr Philip Lewis, an advisor on Christian/Muslim relations to the Anglican Bishops of Bradford. To book a place, contact 01729 822313.
Ferret racing: There will be an evening of ferret racing and a ferret show at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club next Friday, on October 23, at 7.30pm. Entry is £1 per person and £2 per ferret with all profits going to the Lynch Syndrome Charity.
Recital: Next Sunday, October 25, at 3pm, there will be a recital by Max Heaton, percussionist with The National Youth Orchestra and the Hallé Youth Orchestra, in aid of Child Rescue Nepal at Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Cave & Crag, Settle, or 01729 825109.
Children’s Centre: There will be a launch event for the new Children’s Centre on Tuesday, October 27. The centre is situated in the building which was formerly Settle Middle School. The event will take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm.
Amnesty International: The Settle Amnesty International group will a hold a letter writing session on Wednesday at the Friends Meeting House Members of the public are invited to call in between 5.30pm and 9.30pm.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643:
Young Farmers: Last week, Silsden with Skipton Young Farmers enjoyed public speaking practice at Draughton Village Hall. Members also presented a cheque for more than £3,000 to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Next Monday, members will be practising sports at Ermysted’s Grammar School.
Camera Club: Silsden Camera Club held a members evening in St James Church Hall last week. On Tuesday, the club is at Keighley for the first part of a two-part competition. There will be no meeting on November 4, but the chairman’s evening will be held on Wednesday, November 11.
Music celebration: Silsden Town Band and Silsden Local History Group will come together to remember and celebrate almost 200 years of brass band music in the town. The event will take place at Silsden Methodist Church on Monday, October 26. The band is hoping to play at least one piece written by the celebrated Silsden bandsman and composer Edward Newton. Recent research into the origins of the band, including some previously unknown links to the nail-making industry and the Chartism movement, will be revealed in a script written by Cathy Liddle and presented by members of the history group.
Hallowe’en party: Silsden All Stars Hallowe’en party will take place at Sunnybank Social Club on Saturday, October 31, from 4pm to 6.30pm. Entry is £1.50 for individuals or £5 for families.
Thriller tribute: Silsden AFC will present Michael Jackson’s Hallowe’en Thriller tribute at the town’s sports club on Saturday, October 31. The event is for over 18s only and tickets cost £10.
Navy news: Members of Skipton and District Royal Naval Association attended a social and bingo evening at the Sea Cadets headquarters in Keighley. Last week, 17 shipmates were present at the October meeting. Good wishes were sent to a shipmate who was in hospital and the treasurer reported that diaries, calendars and Christmas cards were on sale. He gave the total raised at the stalls at Bradley Family Day and ideas were put forward for next year’s event. The standard and shipmates had paraded at the Wings Week celebration and the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar will be marked with a lunch at Skipton Golf Club on Saturday at noon.
Friendship Group: Last week, some members of Skipton Friendship Group took a tour of the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, when for over 90 minutes the village was brought to life by costumed guides. On Tuesday, Geoff Donaldson will talk about The Magic of Music.
Italian talk: The Skipton Italian Circle will meet at the Soroptimist Rooms, Otley Street, at 8pm next Thursday, October 22, when Ian Adams will give a presentation on Art, Power and Patronage in Renaissance Florence. Refreshments will be served from 7.30pm.
Holy Trinity: The rector, the Rev Veronica James, will lead all three services on Sunday at Holy Trinity Church. Holy Communion, in the side Lady Chapel, begins at 8am, parish communion is at 9.45am and there is an evening service at 6pm. Morning Prayer is at 9am during the week, with any daily changes given on the church gate notice boards. Newcomers are welcome to Toddle into Church, an informal hour for pre-school children and their carers, at 2pm on Tuesday. Mid-week Holy Communion will take place, in the Lady Chapel, at 10.45am on Wednesday.
History Society: David Davies gave an illustrated talk on The Big Freeze of 1947 to Skipton History Society. He spoke about the consequences of the harsh winter while the country was recovering from the Second World War. The aftermath led to crises in housing, food production, coal supply and the value of currency. The next meeting is next Thursday, October 22, at 7.30pm in the Swadford Centre, Skipton, when society member David Birks will give an illustrated talk, Into the Hands of Nippon: A Yorkshireman’s War.
Embroiderers’ Guild: Skipton Embroiderers’ Guild will meet on Monday in Christ Church Hall, Keighley Road. An informal chat and stitch session from 10am will be followed at 1pm by a talk from Nicola Hulme entitled Take Inspiration.
Camera Club: The new winter season began on Tuesday with members showing what places they had been to both at home and abroad. Visits were well scattered including Norfolk, the Lake District and the East Coast resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington. Further afield Dubai was also featured.
Retired Men’s Forum: Skipton Retired Men’s Forum welcomed Professor Laurence Patterson, of the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics at Bradford University. He spoke of the advances being made in cancer research and said he hoped that, in future, doctors would be able to predict, prevent and treat cancer with increasing effectiveness. Next week, Elaine Clare will describe her experiences of a month in an Indian orphanage.
Esperanto Group: At the September meeting of Skipton Esperanto Group, organiser Malcolm Jones reported on the week-long 100th World Esperanto Congress which he attended in Lille. Around 2,700 participants from over 80 countries enjoyed a packed programme of events. The next meeting of the Esperanto Group is on Monday at 7.30pm and details are available from 01756 799912.
Art Club: On Wednesday, Ruby Sedgwick will give a demonstration, Watch the Birdie, in pastels at the Community Centre, North Street, beginning at 7pm. Admission is £3.50.
St Thomas’ Church: A united service for One World Week will take place at St Andrew’s Church, Kildwick, on Sunday at 10.30am. No service will be held at St Thomas’ on this day. On Wednesday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10am.
Tea dances: Tea dances are held in Sutton Village Hall every Thursday at 1.45pm. Admission is £2.
Firework display: Knight Stainforth Caravan Park will hold a firework display next Saturday, October 24, at 6pm.
UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605:
Family history: The Wharfedale Family History Group will meet at 2.30pm on Saturday at the Threshfield Village Institute. Gillian Waters will give a talk on Places, Names and People.
Sports day thanks: The Cracoe and Rylstone Sports and Christmas Party Committee thanks everyone who supported its recent fundraising events. Treasurer Debbie Geldart has stood down after many years of hard work and has been replaced by Jo Huck. However, more help is needed and anyone interested should contact Julie on 07746 634023.
Women’s Institute: Rylstone WI met in the Cracoe Village Hall to hear a talk by Jane Ellison, of Skipton’s Purl and Jane yarn shop.
Yoga classes: Yoga classes have restarted at Linton Institute. They are held every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Hubberholme Church: A fundraising event at Buckden Schoolroom raised £400 for St Michael and All Angels’ Church. Another recent event was the Desert Islands Discs-style folk evening with The Waggoners.
Elegant Ladies: Littondale Cricket Club has thanked the Elegant Ladies for their recent donation of £300 from one of their Historic Hat Shows. The money will go towards equipment and ongoing costs.
Shooting Stars: A Shooting Stars quiz will be held at Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe, on Saturday from 7.30pm. The bar will be open from 7pm and there will be a supper and a raffle. All donations will go to the British Red Cross to aid the Refugee Crisis.
Indoor bowling: Indoor bowling is held at Kettlewell Village Hall on Wednesdays from 1.30pm.
Art Group: Buckden Art Group has thanked everyone who contributed to the success of its 25th annual exhibition in the village institute. The show was well-attended and 30 of the 170 paintings were sold, along with 150 greetings cards. Donations made at the exhibition will be sent to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Mobile library: The North Yorkshire Library van will be in Upper Wharfedale on Wednesday. It will be in Buckden car park from 10.30am to 12.30pm and at Kettlewell car park from 2pm to 4pm.
Community Centre: Deposits are needed for the village ladies’ Christmas meal on Wednesday, December 2. The Village Show will be held on Saturday, October 31 and schedules are available from the hall. The next Meet and Eat is on Wednesday, which is also the date for the friendly quiz. The next whist and dominoes session is on Wednesday, October 28.