Garden talk: Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association will meet at Mount Hermon tonight at 7.30pm when Rex Geldard will show members how to prepare flowers for showing. The spring show is on April 9 in Memorial Hall so this is a good opportunity to pick up some tips.

AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Society meeting: At the last meeting of the Austwick Field and Local History Society, Judith Allinson gave a detailed talk on grasses found in the Yorkshire Dales. She explained how they were formed and where they grew in the Austwick area. The enthusiasm she showed for the subject and the effort she put into her presentation was appreciated by all who attended the meeting. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 16, when Jamie Quartermaine will speak about Stocks in Bowland, Rediscovery of a Lost Village.
Swinging sixties: The Austwick Community Players are back - and this time, they will give a snapshot of the fun and freedom of the swinging sixties. The public shows are at the parish hall next Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5. Doors open at 7pm for the show at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 (including a glass of wine) and £2.50 children (soft drink) and are available from Cross Leigh Stores or from any of the players. Proceeds will go to annual over 65s evening for pensioners in Austwick and Lawkland.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a 9.30am Holy Communion at Austwick, an 11am family baptism at Eldroth and a 2pm Evensong at Keasden.

Probus Club: Fifty-seven West Craven Probus members were spellbound with a presentation of three films from Donald and Anne Sharp. The first was of the North Riding, starting with a tour of Richmond and moving onto other villages. The second film was of a safari in the Maasai Mara, with wild animals galore and some scary moments. The third film was of a 41-mile long rail line in Scotland, with steam trains. It all came with great detail and the photography was excellent.
Rotary Club: A mid-life change of job was explained by farmer and auctioneer Fred Spurgeon when he spoke to Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians. He explained he always wanted to be a farmer as farming was in his blood, but at 50 life changed when he suffered a back injury and operation. He worked in an abattoir for two years but a meeting with a friend at an agricultural show led him becoming an auctioneer at Gisburn Auction Mart. He said he was proud of achieving a record sale price of £3,400 for a pedigree dairy heifer at a Christmas show in 2014, a record he says is unlikely to be beaten in the foreseeable future.
St Andrew’s: The church will hold Lent meetings each Thursday at 7.30pm. Sunday’s 10.30am service will be led by Mrs B Cole and the 6pm service will be led by the Rev Wilfred Robinson. A prayer hour will take place at 10am on Monday and the toddler group will run from 9.30am to 11.30am next Friday, March 4.

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.
Concert series: This year’s Priory concert series starts on Friday, April 29, with a performance by the Peter Frank Jazz Band with Loretta. The Mavron Quartet will entertain on Friday, May 27, and the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus on Saturday, June 25. The final concert will take place on July 30 and will feature Angelorum. All concerts start at 7.30pm and a booking form is available from 01756 710586.
Wednesday Nighters: Susan Beerling will give an illustrated talk, entitled Painters and Poets of Bolton Abbey and the Priory, in the village hall on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome from 7.30pm. Entrance is free and there will be a raffle to cover costs.

BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Film Club: Bradley Film Club will show the film, Inside Out (U) next Thursday, March 3. It is a computer-animated comedy drama portraying personified emotions. The film starts at 6pm in the school hall and everyone is welcome. Admission is free and refreshments will be available to buy. There is also a loop system.
Women’s Institute: A laughter-filled evening was enjoyed by 27 members of Bradley Women’s Institute when they held a wine, cheese and quiz night in the village hall last Monday. Members of the winning team, The Shearer Girls, each received a prize. Next month, members will enjoy line dancing.

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE: Jean Thornber, 015242 63033
Coffee morning: All Saints’ Church will hold a coffee morning on Saturday between 10am and noon in the village hall. Cakes and books will be on sale and all proceeds to go towards the Spire Fund.
Day of Prayer: Burton-in-Lonsdale Methodists are hosting this year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer at 2pm next Friday, March 4. The service has been arranged by the Cuban WDP National Committee with the theme of Receive Children, Receive Me. Refreshments will be served afterwards and all are most welcome.
Soul lunch: Burton-in-Lonsdale Methodist Church is holding a soup and sweet lunch in the Church Room tomorrow from noon to 2pm. A small charge of £5 will go towards church repair work.

St Mary’s: St Mary’s Coffee Pot will be open between 2pm and 4pm tomorrow. On Sunday, the church will celebrate Holy Communion at 11am.
Film night: There will be a film night in the village hall on Saturday. This month’s film is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) - a feel-good movie packed with British stars. Doors and bar open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 from the village shop or on the door.
Maypole dancing: Once again, community leaders will be asking village boys and girls to dance around the Maypole outside The Swan Inn on May Day, May 2. Practices start on Tuesday at 6.30pm at the social club. If you are interested in finding out more or volunteering to help, please contact Sarah Churcher on 07736 272204 or just come along to the first rehearsal. All children must be of primary school age and live in the village or have a grandparent or parent living in the village.
Playgroup: Carleton Playgroup meets in the village hall every Friday during term-time between 9.30am and 11.30am.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm. Entry is £1 per person including supper. Cash prizes will be available.

CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Caving Spectacular: Clapham will be involved in one of the biggest caving events in the calendar this August. The Euro Speleo, the fifth European speleological congress, takes place in Yorkshire from August 13 to 20. It will be hosted by the Dalesbridge Centre, just off the A65 near Austwick, and will offer a full lecture programme, workshops and training sessions. There will be winch descents of Gaping Gill along with lots of other attractions and entertainment.
Shop alterations: Clapham Village Shop will close early at noon on Saturday to allow alteration work to be carried out.

St Peter’s: On Sunday, St Peter’s Church will hold an Evensong at 4pm. It will include the third sermon on the Bishops’ Lenten course.
Young Farmers: Last Tuesday, members enjoyed a night of skiing at Rossendale Dry Ski Slope. The re-arranged visit to Pearson Farm Supplies will take place this Tuesday.

CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday, the church will hold be a shortened Holy Communion service at 11am, followed by the annual meeting. The house group will meet on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Ruby is now accepting Tombola prizes for the coffee morning being held on March 19 in the village institute.
Appeal dismissed: The Madge Bank appeal has been dismissed. Many thanks go to the many villagers who turned out at all stages to support the parish council in its fight against the proposal.
Musical Mayhem: There will be musical mayhem at Cononley Village Institute on Saturday. Young people will perform to the tinkle of tea cups between 2pm and 5.30pm and there will be a multiplicity of musical offerings in the evening to the clink of wine and beer glasses. Cononley Singers will perform a selection of old favourites between 7.30pm and 9pm. Admission is free.
Diary dates: Cononley will hold its Scarecrow Festival over the weekend of April 30 to May 1. The theme is Top of the Pops. The Jaywalkers theatre group will return to Cononley Village Institute on Saturday, May 7, and the Bowls Club will take part in a choir spectacular in the Auction Mart on Saturday, May 7.

Moonrakers: The February meeting of local history group Moonrakers centred mainly on a discussion of old road systems in the parish. This was stimulated by a document given to the group, which was a copy of a talk given on the topic more than 30 years ago. The main aspects of interest were Jeffrey’s map of 1745, the workings and naming of the Turnpike Trust system, the Blackburn-Addingham-Cocking End turnpike, toll booth positions and William Moore’s Causeway. Finally monumental inscriptions at both Cowling Hill Baptists and Holy Trinity Church were briefly discussed along with planned visits to record offices.

DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: On Sunday, the church will hold a service of morning prayer at the usual time of 9.30am. Check the village website – – for details of local services for Mothering Sunday and during the Easter period. Everyone is welcome.

EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
Churches Together: The series of Lenten meetings continues on Tuesdays from 7.15pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Water Street, Earby. Everyone is welcome. In the first session, those attending met Moses in the person of the Rev Rod Geddes. The next café church will be at held at Morgan’s Café, Victoria Road, Earby from 4.30pm on Monday, March 14. Anyone can drop in for a coffee and stay as long as they like.
St Peter’s: The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by Pat George. Then at 4pm the church will have a Songs of Praise service followed by tea. The gentle exercise class re-starts at 1.30pm on Monday.

EMBSAY AND EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
50s Forum: This afternoon sees the February meeting of the Over 50s Forum in the village hall supper room and it will feature the return visit of the Ukelele Band led by David Allison. The doors will open at 2pm. Call Wilf and Hazel Chatwin on 793308 or Shelagh Marshall on 07860 617 894 if you need a lift.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, the 10.30am service will be led by Rachel Coombes while the 9.30am service at St Mary’s will be a Holy Communion and will be followed by coffee, tea, juice and biscuits. On Tuesday morning at St Mary’s there will be a quiet communion service. Smiley Faces - the toddler praise at St Mary’s - will take place on Friday, between 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Aimed at pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and carers, it includes toys, craft activities, singing and a Bible story.
Community Library: Dr Ian Adams, of Main Street, will show his support for the library by presenting an illustrated lecture entitled The Building of Venice next Thursday, March 3, at 7.30pm in the village hall. Dr Adams is a well-known lecturer and U3A tutor. He delivered this subject at the U3A Summer School last June and it was heavily oversubscribed, so he kindly offered to repeat the subject in support of the village library. Entrance to the talk will cost £4 to be paid at the door and this will include refreshments.
Flower Club: Embsay-with-Eastby Flower Club will welcome Vanessa Wellock to start its 2016 programme of talks and demonstrations on Tuesday. The title of what promises to be an interesting demonstration is ‘This Is Me.’ The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in Embsay Village Hall and visitors and new members are welcome.
Parish council: Several road gullies have now been cleared by North Yorkshire County Highways team and local improvements made to a ditch and drainage channels along Low Lane, easing the risk of further surface flooding problems experienced over the last few months. Some additional gullies found to require attention have also been reported to the Highways team. An inspection of the damaged tarmac verges along Pasture Road has also been made by NYCC and an appraisal is to be undertaken with a view to remedial work, including improvements in drainage at the foot of Jacob’s Hill. It is understood that the arrangement of the drainage gulleys around the railway underbridge on Brackenley Lane is satisfactory, subject to them not becoming blocked again. The landslip area is the responsibility of Network Rail with whom NYCC are in discussion to resolve the issue and stabilise the slope to avoid further risk of interruption to traffic. The hole, which has been developing in Kirk Lane, between the church and the junction with Main Street was under investigation and the road was closed for safety reasons without prior warning, a large cavity having developed beneath the surface tarmac. The problem is understood to relate to a leaking culvert or sewer. The parish council is becoming very concerned about the damage being caused to grass verges and similar roadside features by inconsiderately parked vehicles and ‘short cut’ manoeuvring. The parish council asks that residents, visitors and contractors to park more co-operatively to reduce the level of further damage, to enable the verges to recover and be subsequently regularly mown to restore the attractive appearance enjoyed in the past.
Cricket Club: Embsay Cricket Club is looking to purchase an electronic scoreboard to replace the old box numbers currently used. The cost of such a machine is in the region of £3,000. To raise funds, the club is hoping to get its match balls sponsored. If any business or individual would like to help, the cost is £25 a ball. Please contact Trevor Coe on 07932 468837 or Scott Robinson on 07973 426581.

FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday there will be services of Holy Communion at 8.15am in the parish rooms and at 10am in the church. Each Wednesday there is a Holy Communion at 9.30am in the parish rooms. Each Friday during Lent there is a service of Stations of the Cross at 12.30pm.
The Village Pump: The over 50s group, The Village Pump, will meet in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday, from 2pm to 3.30pm. New members and visitors are welcome.
Parish council: Paul Florentine from Craven District Council’s waste management department provided follow-up information on kerbside collections following requests by Farnhill Parish Council at the January meeting. He had visited Back Mary Street with David Atkinson and commenced an email dialogue with him to see what could be done to help. He said the households that had received collection point letters were primarily terraced properties that could not be accessed by collection vehicles. This was in response to the HSE confirming that an edge-of-property collection service significantly increased the risk of injury to waste collection crews. On the point of liability, Mr Florentine said, in general, the householder was responsible for making sure that the bin was placed in a suitable position which did not cause obstruction to cars, pedestrians or the collection and emergency vehicle. The householder was required to place the bin out and return it after collection within a 24-hour period. Following a discussion with Cllr Atkinson, the council was looking into the possibility of asking residents on Mary Street to put their waste in plastic bags and to put the plastic bags in their bins outside their houses at the back which would then be removed by the operatives and put into a smaller vehicle. This was by no means a done deal. The kerbside collections will be discussed by Craven District Council’s select committee in April. NYCC is to clean the drain outside 36 Main Street. It says other drains do not require work at this stage. The clerk has obtained some information on defibrillators after a member of the public asked if the parish council would consider providing one for the village. The information will be passed round with the correspondence ahead of the next meeting. Cllr M Scarffe is assessing the levels of the paths at up Lower Arbour so the parish council can discuss what would be the best solution to make the paths more accessible for people. The clerk is to ask Craven District Council if it would consider allowing the parish council to put some form of Christmas decoration on the back wall of the play area. A request was made for dog bins to be put on the agenda for next meeting, which will take place at Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Coffee mornings: A coffee morning will take place in the village hall on Saturday, between 10am and noon. All profits will be donated to the village hall funds. And, the proceeds from a similar coffee morning the following Saturday, March 5, will go to a charity helping refugees.
Flea market: A flea market will be held in the village hall on Sunday, between 10am and 4pm. There will be numerous stalls displaying bric-a-brac, antiques, plants, crafts and homemade produce. Entry is 50p and refreshments are available throughout the day.
St Andrew’s: On Sunday, the church will hold a traditional “said” BCP communion service at 8am and a service of the word at 10.45am, with the third sermon on the Bishops’ Lenten course.

GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Community Cinema: On Sunday, Community Cinemas will show The Good Dinosaur at the Richard Whiteley Theatre at 3.30pm (doors open 2.45pm). This is a PG certificate. For further information, contact 01729 893180.
Open morning: Giggleswick Junior School will hold an open morning next Saturday, March 5, between 10am and noon. The school caters for children from three to 11 years while ChipMonks Nursery in the school grounds looks after children from the age of three months. To register to attend or simply find out further information, contact 01729 893100.

Women’s Institute: Glusburn and Cross Hills Women’s Institute will meet on Tuesday at 7.30pm at Cross Hills Social Club when Jenny Stacey will talk about The Art of Making Paper Flowers. All ladies who are interested in joining WI are welcome.

Frugal lunches: Frugal lunches are being held at Church House, Grassington, every Wednesday in Lent to raise money for Christian Aid. They run from noon to 1.30pm and feature homemade soup, bread and cheese. Next week’s event has been organised by Grassington Methodist Church.
Panto fun: Grassington Pantaloons will stage the remaining performances of their pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, tomorrow and Saturday. There will be shows at 7.30pm each day, with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children and are available from Grassington Hub.
Friendship Club: Grassington Friendship Club will hold its annual coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 9am.
Garden talk: Michael Mitchell, from Slack Top Nurseries, Heptonstall, will be guest speaker at next Thursday’s meeting of Grassington and District Horticultural Society. The title of his address will be Growing Alpines in Containers. The meeting will take place at the Octagon from 7.30pm.
Prayer Day: Grassington Congregational Church will host the area’s Women’s World Day of Prayer service. It will take place next Friday, March 4, at 2pm, and the speaker will be Betty Bentham, president of the Congregational Federation.

HEBDEN: Victoria Benn, 01756 751795
Institute AGM: It was reported that the institute had had a successful year and was in a good financial position. Future events include the annual duck race on Easter Saturday, March 26, a domino drive on April 4, at 7pm, an exhibition of old village photos to coincide with the Tour de Yorkshire on April 29 to 30, and a street party to celebrate the Queens’s 90th birthday on June 11. The committee also agreed to establish a Friends of Hebden Institute. The Hodges’ Antarctica Evening on Friday attracted 40 attendees and raised £350 for institute funds.

HELLIFELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Flower Club: At the February meeting of North Craven Flower Club, members enjoyed the Pancake Race – a practical evening with a frying pan and a lemon. The next meeting is on Thursday, March 10, when Audrey Foster will give a demonstration entitled Coast to Coast. Contact Frances on 01729 822558 for more details.
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the institute is a fundraiser for the church. It will start at 10am and will include stalls and a raffle.
Parish council: The parish council will meet in the institute on Thursday, March 3, from 7.30pm.
Swap and shop: Come to the institute on Sunday for an afternoon of swap and shop. Bring your bags, hats, scarves, other items of clothing and footwear plus jewellery and perfume. It will run from 2.30pm to 4pm. Tickets are £2 or pay at the door. There will be special themed raffle prizes. For more information, contact Yvonne Crabtree on 851806.
Age Concern: The weekly Friday Luncheon Club will be held at the Boars Head, Long Preston, from 11.15am. Please contact Ellen Toome on 01729 850864 on Wednesday mornings prior to the meeting with any changes to your arrangements.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
St Oswald’s: The church service on Sunday – the third of Lent – will be held in St Oswald’s Church at 10.30am. The service next week, on Mothering Sunday, will be held at 3pm.
Forest school: Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School will hold Forest school sessions each Thursday from 1.30pm to 3pm which are free to join and are most suitable for ages three years and upwards. All children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Please dress for the weather. For more details, call 01729 860282.
Bag collection: The Friends of Horton School are having a Bag2School collection to raise funds for Horton-in-Ribblesdale School. Items required include good quality adults’ and children’s clothing, paired shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys. Collection bags are available from school and need to be returned by Friday, March 18, before 9am. For further details, contact 01729 860282.

Rural association: President Beryl Morphet opened the annual general meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association. She commented that 2015 had been a good year generally for the groups that made up the association. She especially mentioned the Keep Fit ladies who had raised £2,150 for the flood victims in Cumbria and she wished the 1940s Weekend group every success with its new committee. Chairman Carl Lis thanked everyone for their support for the community centre over the year. Secretary Sue Brown gave a brief summary of events during the year and treasurer Jen Thistlethwaite circulated the accounts. Members heard that the sports field had been well maintained during the year and the swimming pool had had a good season. The community centre has a new front door, new lighting in a lot of the rooms and solar panels. The president welcomed two new representatives, Simon Brown from the Cricket Club and Martyn Sutton from Ingleton Area Business Group. At the start of the business meeting, Carl Lis was re-elected as chairman. He told members that tenders were going out for the pump track and improvements would take place in the car park very soon. The pool will be advertising for staff shortly. Easter Bingo is on Maundy Thursday and any prizes and help would be appreciated. The pantomime jumble sale will be on March 19. The badminton jumble sale raised £609.18. The cricket club now has new captains for the first and second teams. The NSPCC Table Top sale is on March 13. Martyn Sutton gave an outline of the B4RN project. Don Tooby won the first prize of £20 in the 200 Club, Jeffrey Hall came second with £10 and Pauline Wood, Laura Capstick and Doris Ford each won £5.
Film night: The film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, will be shown at Ingleborough Community Centre on Thursday, March 3, at 7pm. Admission is £5.
Table top sale: On Sunday, March 13, the NSPCC will hold a table top sale at the community centre from 10am to 3pm. To book a stall for £8, phone Sue on 015242 41516.

Bacon butties: A bacon buttie fundraising event will be held on Saturday between 10am and noon. Proceeds in aid of the Long Preston Playing Fields Association.
New correspondent: We are looking for a next correspondent for Long Preston. For more information, call the newsdesk on 01756 794117.

Young Farmers: Lothersdale Young Farmers’ Club hosted the annual district quiz, with about 70 members in attendance. Congratulations go to the winning team – Upper Wharfedale YFC. A special thank-you goes to Addingham’s John Burnett for being the quiz master and to DJ Dunc. Tickets were also sold for Play Your Cards Right which resulted in £30 being donated to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue.

RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087
Thursday Club: Twenty-two members from the Thursday Club will meet up in the Reading Room on Thursday, March 3, at noon for lunch at 12.30pm. It will be followed by a talk on quilting by Denise Maguire.
Women’s Institute: Vice-president Mary Mitchell welcomed members to the February meeting. A trip to the Yorkshire lavender fields was agreed for June/July. As no speaker had been arranged, members brought along craft pieces they had completed, which included a christening gown and cape and hats knitted to look like Christmas puddings! It was also a chance for two ladies to speak about special events in 2015. One member spoke about a holiday spent in Switzerland and the other about her day at the Centenary Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last June. On Thursday, March 10, it will be the AGM, with a silent auction to raise proceeds for a local charity. It will be held at Salterforth Village Hall at 7.30pm.

SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Victoria Hall: On Thursday, March 3, Keith James will present the insightful and timeless music of Yusuf – Cat Stevens. On Friday, March 4, Red Dragonfly Productions will stage DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan. The play will be performed in English with a British East-Asian and East-Asian cast in full Chinese traditional costume. Saturday, March 5, will provide an opportunity to hear The Ferocious Dog, with their own take on traditional Celtic folk. First Sunday Folk on March 6, features master guitarist Archie Fisher, one of Scotland’s foremost folk singer/songwriters. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Bible study: Organised by Churches Together in Settle and District, this year’s Lent Bible study groups will meet at St John’s Church on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. This year the material for study is inspired by the novel Les Miserables.
Art therapy: Paige Maher Arts and Crafts will hold an art therapy taster session at Limestone View at 2pm on tomorrow. For details, email
St John’s weekend: Having recently established itself in refurbished premises, St John’s Methodist Church is holding a celebration and thanksgiving event this weekend. On Saturday there will be open house from 10am to 4pm with free refreshments and an opportunity to view the premises, find out more about the groups that use the premises and enjoy performances from line dancers from Settle Stompers and U3A Line dance group, Helen Howard School of Dance, members of Settle Orchestra, members of St John’s Church and the Scottish Country Dancers. There will also be yoga and tai chi demonstrations, spinning demonstration, messy church activity sessions, a bridge game marathon and a display of information by John Reid about bygone Settle and St John’s Church. On Sunday at 2.30pm there will be a special service of thanksgiving which will be attended by many of those involved in designing and re-fashioning the premises.
BilinguaSing: There will be a BilinguaSing Spanish session, entitled Ivamos, at Settle Library on Tuesday between 4pm and 4.45pm. This will be suitable for five to 11-year-olds. For more information, contact 07534 464567.
Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall next Saturday, March 5, from 8pm to 11pm. If you are able to come, please contact 01729 823259 or 824038 to confirm your attendance. All proceeds will go to Cancer Support (Skipton and District).
Prayer Day: The Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place on Friday, March 4, and a service will be held at St Mary and St Michael’s Church at 7.30pm. This year’s theme and service has been prepared by the women of Cuba.
Quiz night: Settle College PTA invites you to a family quiz night on Friday, March 11, in the main hall. The event starts at 7pm for 7.30pm and there will be a Jacob’s join supper. Entry is £5 on the door. Teams should have no more than four adults. Please contact 01729 824873 or 07823 331512 to book a table.
Photographic Group: Settle Photographic Group will meet on Monday, March 7, at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. There will not be a gallery at this meeting. The speaker will be Dorothy Burrows on the subject of Lakeland A-Z.
Allsorts market: The Friends of Settle Victoria Hall will hold an Allsorts Market at the venue on Saturday, March 26, from 10am to 4pm. To book a stall, contact the hall on 01729 825718.
Handyperson needed: Settle Town Council is seeking a handyperson to care for Settle and its public spaces. More details can be obtained by emailing The closing date is Friday, March 4, at 5pm.
WI workshops: Settle WI will hold two craft workshops on Wednesday, April 27, in the Catholic Church Hall. Annie Austen-Meek will demonstrate how to make a ‘Softpot’ garden container and Sue Amphlett, of Cottontail Crafts, will give an introduction to Needlefelting. To book, contact Sue Sellars on 01729 825145 or email
Eco night: Settle’s next Eco meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday at the Royal Oak. The event is open to all.

SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Civic Society: The Civic Society will meet in the Methodist Church on Thursday, March 3, when Ian Dewhirst will give a talk entitled Life in the 1950s. Doors open at 7pm and the talk starts at 7.30pm.
Craft workshops: Been Busy has some classes coming up in various crafts. Tomorrow, there is a stained glass art workshop from 10am to 2pm, costing £35. On Saturday, you can learn to crochet from 9.30am and the following Saturday, you can make a fresh flower bouquet for Mother’s Day costing £10. For more details, visit, phone 01535 654668 or call into the shop at 56 Kirkgate.
Camera Club: Silsden Camera Club held a meeting in St James’ Church Hall last Wednesday when the competition was Storyboard – three photos to tell a story in colour. There was a good selection and the winners were selected by Rodney and Helen Smith. Results were: 1 N Bland, 2 A Clough, 3 J Grimshaw. Following the competition, Rodney and Helen gave a show of their work with a good variety of different places. The next meeting will be at St James’ Church hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday and will be a Steve Rayner tutorial. For further information, contact 01535 653528.
Fashion show: A fashion show will be held in Silsden Methodist Church on Saturday at 2.30pm. It will feature models dressed by Kathryn of Otley. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Twiggs newsagents, church members or on the door.
Sports Club: Following the three recent break-ins, Silsden Sports Club has launched a Just Giving page to raise funds for improvements to the security of the clubhouse. Donations can be made at Chairman John Lohan has also organised some band nights to swell the funds, with the next on March 17, when Rakish Paddy will help the Cobbydalers to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Information and tickets can be obtained from Aire Valley IFA, Bilaluci, or the club at £5 each. The sports club will run its car boot sales again on the old mill site next door to the football ground. Dates are April 10 and 17, May 8, 15 and 29, June 19 and 26, July 17 and 31, August 21 and 28, and September 18 and 25.
Silsden Runners: Silsden Runners meets at the Silsden Sports Club. It is aimed at beginners and anyone wanting to return to running after a break. The Runners have experienced leaders and are affiliated with Wharfedale Harriers and Run England. There will be a registration night on Monday, April 4, prior to an hour’s run. There are no registration fees just a payment of £1 per run. For details, contact David Hird on 01535 653826.

Naval Association: The Skipton and District Royal Naval Association will meet in the RAFA headquarters in Shortbank Road on Tuesday at 7.30pm.
Women’s Institute: Last Tuesday, members of Stirton and Thorlby Women’s Institute enjoyed an interesting talk by Margaret Wooler of Carleton about her garden and how it had developed over the years. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15, when Teresa Marshall will speak about the Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Camera Club: Elizabeth Brazell showed pictures of a family holiday to see Father Christmas with a stay at an ice hotel and rides on reindeer-hauled sled. She also presented a rather warmer picture with shots of a visit to Crete. David Ward’s presentation was of an extended holiday to Australia. Recent competition results are: mono – 1 Gill Threadgold, 2 and 3 Sandy Tod; colour – 1 and 2 Tony Rostron, 3 Sandy Tod; photo essay – 1 Gill Threadgold and Mike Breeze, 3 Jenny Doyle.
Women’s Institute: The Dalesway WI enjoyed an interesting talk about the changing world of a pharmacist by Peter Marshall from Fisher Medical Centre. The next meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Three Links Club when the pilot and crew from Yorkshire Air Ambulance will give a talk on their daily duties. Visitors are welcome.
Speakers Club: Craven Speakers Club’s fourth meeting of 2016 started with a speech preparation masterclass entitled How to Write a Speech in Five Minutes. Members were then invited to put into practice the key learnings from the masterclass with the focus being on the structure and development of the speech instead of the subject. Judith Allinson followed with a speech about the use of gestures and how they could be used to enhance a speech. James Carson then chaired a lively ‘movies’ themed topics session. The next meeting will be held on Monday from 7.45pm at the Soroptimists Rooms in Otley Street. Visitors are welcome.
Christ Church: On Sunday, Family Eucharist will take place at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. Holy Communion will be celebrated at 9.30am on Wednesday, followed at 10.30am by Toddler Praise. All accompanied young children are welcome to this informal meeting in church, followed by play and refreshments in the church hall.The Langcliffe Singers will perform Handel’s Messiah in Christ Church on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Retired Men’s Forum: Bill Palmer showed films of the Coventry Transport Museum, the Bekonscot model village in Berkshire and the Five Rise Locks in Bingley. Next week, Stuart Holt will give an illustrated talk about the city of Venice.
Gardeners’ Club: February’s presentation was given by members Carole and Martin Winterton. They showed a film of their summer visit to Bodnant – a National Trust garden, of 80 acres, situated above the River Conway. Succeeding generations of the Pochin family, from 1874, have remodelled the garden including a 180-foot laburnum tunnel and Chinese rhododendrons for which the garden has become renowned. The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 16, at 7.30pm in the Soroptimist Rooms when guest speaker Phil Dunnett, from Ribblesdale Nurseries, Preston, will advise on Springtime Tasks. Admission to meetings is £1.50. Everyone is welcome.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday, there will be a Holy Communion at 8am, a Parish Communion at 9.45am and an Evening Service at 5pm. On Tuesday, there will be the weekly Toddle into Church group for pre-school children and their parents or carers and on Wednesday there will a BCP service of Holy Communion at 10.45am.

Art Club: On Wednesday, Sutton Art Club will welcome Ray Binter, who will give a demonstration of portraiture at the Community Centre, North Street, at 7pm. Visitors are welcome and entrance is £3.50.
KVU Singers: The KVU Singers – a mixed voice choir singing a range of secular and sacred music – rehearse in the South Craven Baptist Church, Holme Lane, every Wednesday between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Anyone interested in joining should go along to one of the sessions. Contact Tracey on 01535 637425 or visit
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held at the Community Centre, North Street, at 10am on Saturday. All money raised will go to the village’s St Thomas’ Church.
Tea dances: Tea dances are held in Sutton Village Hall every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm. Admission is £2, which includes refreshments.

THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390 and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207
Lent service: St Oswald’s Church will hold the third of its Lent services on Sunday at 9.30am. It will be led by the Rev Denis Tate who will take as his theme Forgiveness in the Bible. All are welcome and there will be refreshments afterwards.
Domino evening: Westhouse Village Hall has a domino evening with a pie and peas supper tomorrow at 7.30pm. Admission is £3 for adults and £2.50 for children.

UPPER WHARFEDALE:Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Wreath-making: The wreath-making event at the Falcon Inn, Arncliffe, raised £112.50 for the village’s St Oswald’s Church.
Leprosy boxes: Muriel Raw, of Kettlewell, is ready to receive this year’s Leprosy boxes and phials. She would also like to hear from anyone willing to help with the fundraising over the next 12 months.
Safari venues: The social committee of St Mary’s Churches in Kettlewell and Conistone is looking for venues for the annual safari supper in May or June. Anyone willing to host one of the courses – starter, main, sweet or coffee – is asked to contact Sue Nelson on 760887.
Annual meeting: Kettlewell and District Horticultural Society will hold its annual general meeting in the village hall on Monday at 7.30pm. This year’s show will take place on Sunday, August 29. The photographic classes will include A Winter’s Scene and A Living Creature.
Indoor bowls: Indoor bowls sessions are held at Kettlewell Village Hall every Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The cost is £2 per session.

Community Centre: Craven Crafts will meet tomorrow at 10am and bacon butties will be served from 11am on Saturday. Tickets for next month’s Abi Moore show are on sale.