Garden talk: Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association will hold a general knowledge quiz as its next meeting in Mount Hermon next Thursday, April 28, at 7.30pm. John Tolan will be quizmaster.

AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Film Night: Austwick Parish Hall, in association with TRAMPS, will close its winter season by showing the latest (and possibly Daniel Craig’s last) James Bond film, Spectre (12A) tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the door or £4.50 by advance purchase at Cross Leigh Stores, Austwick.
Women’s Institute: At the April meeting, members and guests were treated to a talk by Andy Swinscoe, specialist cheesemonger, from The Courtyard Dairy, Settle. He talked about the traditional methods of hand crafting cheese, which uses unpasteurised milk from dairy farms and the meeting concluded with a cheese tasting session. The next meeting on May 12 at 7.30pm in the parish hall is Embroidery with Rosie Jackson and on May 17, there will be a visit to see the Hellifield Highland Cattle.
Church Fellowship: Austwick Church Fellowship Group will meet on Wednesday at 1.30pm in the parish hall when Michael Southworth will give a talk, with pictures, entitled Wild Africa.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a 9.30am Holy Communion, followed by the annual general meeting. There is also an 11am Holy Communion at Clapham and a 2pm Evensong at Keasden.

Probus Club: Stand-in speaker Stewart Kellington presented a slideshow, entitled In Search of the Northern Lights, to 48 West Craven Probus members. Flying to Narvik, he took some excellent pictures of “the Lights’. He also enjoyed dog sledging and visited the ice hotel.
St Andrew’s: There is no toddlers group tomorrow but there will be a Bible study as usual at 7.30pm in Mrs Beech’s home. The preacher at the 10.30am service on Sunday will be Mrs P George. Mr J Hope will preach at the 6pm service. The prayer hour on Monday starts at 10am. The toddlers group will start up again next Friday, April 29, and will be held from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Priory church: On Sunday, there will be communion (said) at 8am, a Sung Eucharist at 10.30am and a service of blessing and thanksgiving for the lambs at 4.30pm. On Wednesday there will be a said communion service at 10am.
Concert series: The Priory Concert Series kicks off next Friday, April 29, at 7.30pm with Peter Franks Jazz Band with Loretta. They will provide a toe-tapping session of entertainment ranging from New Orleans Jazz to Big Band numbers. Tickets are £12, which includes a glass of wine, and are available on the door.
Lighting scheme: Work on the new lighting scheme in the Priory Church has begun and is expected to take 12 weeks. The church will remain fully open at weekends, so Sunday worship, weddings and the Priory Concert Series will be unaffected. The main body of the church is now closed from Mondays to Friday. The Tower and ruins are fully accessible and visitors can see photographic displays by students of Craven College and a model of how the Priory would have looked before the dissolution. A new children’s quiz has been devised to include the ruins.

BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Bradley Show: There will be a Bradley Show meeting in the village hall meeting room tonight at 7.30pm to discuss this year’s schedule and classes.
Cricket Club: Bradley Cricket Club junior registration and first outdoor practice night will take place from 6.30pm this evening on the playing field. Membership is open to boys and girls from eight years old. There is a one-off cost of £25 to cover practice and matches. For further information, contact 07813 051648 or 01535 631483.
Film Club: The Film Club will show Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12a) this evening. The film starts at 6pm in the school hall. Admission is free and refreshments will be available to buy. There is also a loop system.
Neighbourhood Plan: The final draft of Bradley’s Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation. It is available to view at and the consultation period will last until 5pm on May 7. Printed copies are also available to view at the village hall, between 2pm and 5pm on Saturdays and Wednesdays and at The Methodist Chapel, St Mary’s Church, the Slater’s Arms and the village store during normal opening hours. Comments can be submitted using the online comment form or return the representation form to The Village Store, Rose Terrace, Bradley.
School news: Pupils took part in a fire safety workshop at Skipton Fire Station. Airton class (class one) enjoyed a pirate-themed boat trip. The key stage two play area has been levelled and tarmac laid to create a new ball court.
Quiz night: The Slater’s Arms will hold a quiz night on Wednesday.
Newsletter: Issue three of Bradley Village newsletter is being distributed to all households in the village.

BURNSALL: Ed Williams, 01756 720335
Charities day: The annual Bank Holiday Monday Charities Day will take place on the village green on May 2 from noon until 4pm. Events will include a duck race, children’s races, Young Farmers’ ducking stool, fun dog show, brass band, barbecue, egg throwing, stalls, tombolas, greasy pole, bouncy castle and children’s activities. Admission is free.
Bag collection: A bags2school collection will be held at Burnsall School tomorrow at 9am. Please leave bags at the gate of the school.

BURTON-IN-LONSDALE: Jean Thornber, 015242 63033
Organ recital: Graham Toft, organist at Settle Parish Church, will give an organ recital with a difference at All Saints’ Church on Saturday. Between 11.30am and 12.30pm, he will perform a programme of well-loved favourites and entertaining organ music for St George’s Day, including the first Burton performance of a specially commissioned work. He will also treat the audience to excerpts from his Merry Organ book.

St Mary’s: St Mary’s Coffee Pot will take place from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow. On Sunday, a service of Holy Communion will be held at 11am.
Birthday beacon: To mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, a beacon will be lit up Park Lane at 8.3pm tonight. The location is halfway between Park House and Quarry Hill House, just over the wall from the seat. Transport will be available from The Swan from 8pm. There will be a torchlight descent down the fields or a walk or ride back down the road. Bring your torches!
Plant sale: There will be a plant sale in the village hall on Saturday from 10am to noon. Light refreshments will be on sale, with proceeds from the cafe going to the PTA.
Race night: Carleton Football Club will hold a Grand National race night in The Swan Inn on Saturday from 7.30pm. There will be eight races on the big screen, with prizes for being a winning jockey or for backing a winning horse. Call 07738 502898 to sponsor a race or be a jockey for the night.
Big bingo: Carleton Social Club is hosting a Big Bingo Night on Saturday from 8pm. A book of six tickets costs £5, individual tickets £1 and a flyer £1.
Coffee and cakes: The next Community Coffee and Cakes will take place in the Swan Inn next Thursday, April 28, from 9am to 11.45am. It will raise money for Dogs Trust.
Film night: A film night will be held in the village hall next Saturday, April 30, at 7pm for 7.30pm. The featured film will be The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren.
Quiz night: The Swan Inn will hold a quiz night on Wednesday at 8.30pm. Entry is £1 per person including supper.

CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51691
Scandimoot: Don’t forget the celebration of Scandinavian music and dance that will be taking place around Clapham this weekend. There will be different workshops and performances that villagers can pop in and see, culminating in a concert at St James’ Church on Sunday at 2.15pm. Entrance is free.
School news: Clapham School was visited by Channel 4’s Time Team member Dr Raksha Dave on Monday. Raksha, also a lecturer at Oxford University, spent time with year five and six children doing hands-on archaeology in the local area.
Lady in the Van: St James’ Church was completely full on Saturday evening when The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show screened The Lady in the Van. The film was introduced by the playwright himself Alan Bennett. The event raised money for St James’ Church, TRAMPS and Clapham Village Hall.
Ceilidh: St James’ Church will hold a Ceilidh with The Buttered Peas on Saturday, May 7, from 7.30pm in Clapham Village Hall. Tickets include supper and cost £10 for adults and £5 for children under 14. They are available from Sue Mann on 51792 or from Clapham Village Store.
Classic Bike Ride: The West Riding Classic Bike Ride will take place in Clapham next Saturday, April 30. The event which includes 33, 60 and 75-mile routes. For more information visit
Church news: There will be a family pet service on Rogation Sunday, May 1 at 11am in St James’ Church, Clapham. Pets are invited and will be blessed during the service.

St Peter’s: On Sunday, at 4pm, there will be a service of Evensong, with the next in the sermon series on St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday, there will be an 11am Holy Communion, led by the vicar, the Rev Dr John Peet.
Scarecrow festival: Lots of people turned up to get wood and straw from the village institute Saturday to make scarecrows. Application forms should have been handed in at the shop or emailed to by yesterday so if you haven’t done it, do it now! The festival will take place from April 30 to May 2 and is being run in conjunction with the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Programmes will be available in the shop. If you can help for an hour or two in the kitchen on the Monday or donate any cakes, email Becky Ward at or on 632200.
Bowlful of Song: Cononley Singers and Carleton Ladies, together with soprano Rachel Luxon from Opera North, are joining forces to provide an evening of music at Skipton Auction Mart on Saturday, May 7, at 7.30pm. Proceeds will go to Cononley Bowls Club.
Jay Walkers: If choral singing is not your thing, then come along to Cononley Institute on Saturday, May 7, to watch a double comedy bill from the Jay Walkers. They will perform Godfrey’s Last Stand by Alan Stockdill and The Holiday by Peter Quilter. Curtains rise at 7.30pm.

DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: The service on Sunday will be Morning Prayer, starting at 9.30am.
Giant potatoes: There’s still time to pick up a seed potato and get your entry going for the potato growing competition at the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebration on June 12. See Anthea at Howgill House for details.

EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
St Peter’s: The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by Brian Oliver. On Monday there will be a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm. Please note that the next Songs of Praise service will not be until May 1 at 4pm. The church is holding a “Bring a plant coffee morning” from 10am to noon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2. Visitors can either pay for their coffee in the usual way, or by giving a plant or two to continue the church’s development of the garden.

EMBDAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Embsay churches: On Sunday, St Mary’s Church will hold a communion service at 9.30am. The Methodist Chapel’s Sunday service at 10.30am marks the chapel’s anniversary and will be led by the Rev Mollie Greenwood. On Tuesday, at 10.30am, St Mary’s will hold a quiet communion service and from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation.The toddler praise, Smiley Faces, takes place on Fridays during term-time between 1.45pm and 3.15pm.
Coffee morning: Embsay-with-Eastby Women’s Institute will hold a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to noon in the village hall. Come along and meet friends for a chat over tea or coffee and home-made cakes and celebrate both St George’s Day and HM The Queen’s birthday. And there is a chance to look round the community library.
Play Day: Embsay-with-Eastby Pre-School Playgroup will hold a Messy Play Day on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm in the village hall. There will be a treasure hunt to find the hidden goodies. Come and let your children explore using their senses. Homemade refreshments will be available.
Queen’s Birthday: Preparations for the parish/community 90th birthday celebrations for HM The Queen, to be held on June 11, are progressing well. After an initial meeting of the parish council working party and a subsequent meeting with representatives of a wide range of parish organisations, more detailed plans are being drawn. The day will be themed as 90 Glorious Years and the proposed events include activities for the children from 2pm, held at the school, and an afternoon tea in the village hall followed by an evening dance.
Community Library: The toddler Story and Singing Sessions held at the Community Library are continuing throughout April. Run by retired nursery school headteacher Claire Toberman, they now take place in the library on Wednesdays between 11am and noon. They are aimed at the under fives.

FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, there will be services of Holy Communion at 8.15am and at 10am. The church’s annual meetings will take place following the 10am service. Next Sunday, May 1, at 6pm there will be the annual Service of Thanksgiving for Departed Family and Friends to which all are welcome. Each Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in the parish rooms.
Village Pump: The Village Pump - the over 50’s group - will meet in Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm. New members and visitors are welcome.

GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Hall dance: The next dance at Gargrave Village Hall is tomorrow from 8pm when the entertainment will be provided by The Bill Johnston Sound. Entry is £6.50 which will include supper and a mug of tea.
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will take place in the village hall on Saturday between 10am and noon. All proceeds will be donated to the hall. You can also drop any jumble off for the sale in September.
Flea market: A flea market will be held on Sunday between 10am and 4pm in the village hall. There will be numerous stalls displaying bric-a-brac, antiques, plants, crafts and home-made produce. Entry is 50p.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday at 8am, there will be a traditional BCP Communion. Then, at 10.45am, there will be Morning Prayer with the next in the sermon series on St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
Hall bingo: A bingo session will be held in the village hall annexe on Wednesday from 7.30pm. Entry is free and tea and biscuits will be served in the interval. Books are priced at 80p each and there are prizes for both a line and full house. There is also a flyer at the end of the evening with a cash prize on offer for a line, two lines and full house.
Village Hall: Members of Gargrave Village Hall will host an open day next Friday, April 29. It will be open from 10am and it will be an opportunity for everyone to view the recent re-decorations, see the splendid facilities and learn a little about all the different events which take place on a regular basis. Homemade refreshments will be available all day, so please pop in and have a drink, homemade cake and a chat either before or after watching the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will pass through the village that afternoon.
Jay Walkers: The local touring theatre group will visit Gargrave Village Hall to perform two one-act plays next Saturday, April 30. Godfrey’s Last Stand tells the story of Godfrey Shackleton, a cricket umpire in the Yorkshire Dales League for half a century, whose big dream is to officiate an England-Australia match, and The Holiday is about a couple who are getting divorced, who decide to go a final holiday together in Spain. Tickets are £7 and are available from Gargrave Library, or from Jaywalkers at or 01756 760302. The performance starts at 7.30pm.
Community library: Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library will be four years old on Wednesday, May 4. To celebrate, a party will be held in the library during the normal opening hours, 2pm to 5pm, when Pimms, soft drinks, savouries and cakes will be served. All are welcome.
Scout ceilidh: The 5th Skipton (Parish Church) Scout Group will hold a ceilidh dance and live music with Rakish Paddy on Saturday, May 17, between 7.30pm and 11pm at Gargrave Village Hall. You don’t need to know the dances as there will be a caller. Advance tickets are £6.50 for adults, £3 for children and £18 for families and the corresponding on-the-door prices are £7, £3.50 and £20. Tickets are available by emailing There will be a Jacob’s Join supper and a licensed bar and all proceeds will go to the Scouts’ building redevelopment fund.

GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Theatre events: On Sunday, at 3pm, the Richard Whiteley Theatre will play host to A Pocketful of Grimms. The show takes a new look at some of the Grimm Brothers’ favourite tales, including Rumpelstiltskin, the Golden Goose and Beauty and the Beast. On Monday, May 2, there will be a performance of Shakespeare Untold, staged by Seabright Productions and Shakespeare’s Globe. Having premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe to great acclaim this two-hour production looks at the stories you know from the characters you don’t.. For further information, contact 01729 893180.
Whisky tasting: The Hart’s Head will hold a whisky tasting evening tomorrow from 8.30pm. Tickets cost £20 and will include the opportunity to sample eight whiskies. Nibbles will also be provided.

GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Friendship Club: Eileen Proud will talk about the Friends of Airedale at this afternoon’s meeting of Grassington Friendship Club. It will take place in Church House from 2.15pm. Next Thursday, Ann Wild from Grassington Hub will be the guest speaker.

HEBDEN: Victoria Benn, 01756 751795
Photo exhibition: The Tour de Yorkshire photograph exhibition of old Hebden at the Institute will now take place on just April 30 and May 1– not Friday, April 29, as previously published. Times will be 10am to 5pm and refreshments will be available.
Boutique evening: On Saturday, May 7, at the institute, there will be a North and South Boutique and Gifts evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. If you would like to become a Friend of Hebden Institute contact Pat on 01756 752025 or email
Heritage Boys: By popular demand, The Heritage Boys will return on September 23. This will be an entertaining evening of lively music with supper.

HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Responsible foraging: National Trust Rangers Roisin Black and Seb Mankelow will give a talk on Responsible Foraging to Hellifield Area Allotments and Gardens Association. They will explain what to look for, how and what to harves and what can be produced from the bounty. The meeting will take place on Monday at 7.30pm in The Yorke Room at Hellifield Institute and admission will be £1 for members and £2 for non-members. For further information, contact 01729 850886 or email There are a number of allotments available to rent in the village. To find out more, contact parish council clerk Mary Blackwell at

Gala activities: Hellifield will choose its gala queen and attendants for 2016 at a St George’s Day event at the institute on Saturday from 4pm. There will be games, a disco, a car treasure hunt and a ‘Find the George and Dragon’ event. Gala Queen entrants should be aged between ten and 17 and attendants - boys and girls - between five and nine.
Hellifield beacon: Hellifield Beacon will be lit on top of Hellifield Haw tonight at 7.30pm to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The site is three-quarters of mile (a 15-minute walk) from Haw Grove. The last few yards are steep and it is advisable to bring a torch. Children under 16 must be accompanied. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Tour de Yorkshire: St Aidan’s is inviting everyone to the church and grounds for various activities to coincide with the Tour de Yorkshire next Friday, April 29. There will be afternoon tea on the church lawn from noon to 5pm. At the same time, there will be a picture and paintings sale inside the church. Pre-owned treasures have all been donated to help raise funds for the heating appeal at the church. In the evening, Barnoldswick Brass Band will play from 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 each. The church will also be open next Saturday, April 30, for a special art-themed coffee morning from 10am to 2pm.
Women’s Institute: The WI meets tonight from 7.30pm in the institute. Chris Newson will demonstrate Chinese brush painting.
Table tennis: A sponsored table tennis session will take place in the institute tomorrow between 2pm and 6pm. Proceeds will go towards a new boiler at St Aidan’s Church. For more details, call John Flitcroft on 851358.
Age Concern: Age Concern holds its Lunch Club meeting at different venues on Fridays. Numbers of people attending should be given to Ellen by Wednesday morning prior to the Friday meet. For more details, call Ellen on 850864.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
St Oswald’s: A morning service will take place at St Oswald’s Church on Sunday at 10.30am.
Whist drive: The monthly whist drive was held at the Golden Lion. The winners were: ladies - M Ratcliffe, D Mercer, D Palmer (sub) and J Rushton; gents - S Hogg, S Airey (sub), A Humphrey (sub) and M Wright (sub). New players are welcome. The next whist drive will be held on May 10 at 7.30pm.

INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Celebratory beacon: There will be a bar, family entertainment and food plus the celebratory lighting of the beacon at 7.30pm tonight on the sports field.
Women’s Institute: President Sue Brown introduced the Rev Ann Russell who spoke about her life as a Christian, married to a Jew and raising four children. They have created a stable, happy home embracing both faiths. Ann is now team rector for five local parishes and is looking forward to a slightly easier life after new vicar, Nick Trenholme, is licensed for Ingleton and Chapel-le-Dale churches in July. The competition for an interesting thimble was won by Sue Fitzsimmons, with Grace McGonnigal second and Connie Tooby, third. After a break for tea, Ann Purvis spoke about the Broadband for Rural North (B4RN) project which will ensure faster internet connection. The Group Rally will be at Austwick on May 20 with shepherdess Alison O’Neill as speaker. Beryl Brown and Sheila Davison will represent the WI in a village torch relay before the lighting of the beacon to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday tonight. The May meeting will be a talk by Sue Malvany on The Life of William Blake and Jerusalem with a competition for a candle.
Patriotic dance: On Saturday, there will be a St George’s 1950s dance at the Community Centre from 7pm. The cost is £10.
Willow weaving: A willow weaving session will be held at Broadrake next Thursday, April 28, from 9.45am to 4.30pm. It will focus on garden structures.
Church pilgrimage: April 30 to May 2 will see the first Ingleborough team pilgrimage, visiting the five local churches. Saturday, May 4, will be the start of the Gift Weekend at St Mary’s.

St Mary’s: On Sunday, the church will hold a communion service at 11am.

LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Capturing the past: For those interested in documenting local history and requiring assistance with archiving, there will be a meeting at Langcliffe Institute on Monday. The Capturing the Past project aims to assist with the cataloguing and archiving and will provide links to experts. There will be refreshments at 6pm followed by the meeting from 6.30pm to 9pm. For details, contact Ian Fleming on 01729 860394.
Village website: The village website is now live and can be found at
Institute news: Sue Parker is waiting to put the teams and rota together for the Summer Institute Teas. If you can help, contact her on 822114.
Village Show: Show stewards are asked to let Ian have their schedule of classes and the names of the judges.
Church news: There will be services of Holy Communion at 9am this Sunday and at 10.30am next Sunday, May 1. On Sunday, June 5, a team of volunteer bakers and staff will be serving Sunday Teas in the institute. Funds raised will go to the new kitchen project. There will be a tombola and a craft items stall. If you have any unwanted craft books or items, please let Helen Jarvis know on 825303.

Young Farmers: Lawkland Young Farmers met at Austwick Parish Hall for chocolate brownies and mug judging. The results were: chocolate brownies, junior girls - 1 Becky Allen, 2 Abbie Richards, 3 Molly Taylor; junior boys - 1 Luke Harrison, 2 Ben , 3 Angus Ogden; intermediate boys - 1 James Thornton; senior girls - 1 Cathy Polkinhorn; mugs, junior girls - 1 (joint) Molly Taylor and Ruby Ogden, 2 (joint) Laura Murfin and Georgia Thornton, 3 (joint) Olivia Robinson, Abbie Richards and Becky Allen; junior boys - 1 Luke Harrison, 2 Ben Coultherd, 3 Angus Ogden; intermediate boys - 1 James Thornton; senior girls - 1 Cathy Polkinhorn.

Young Farmers: Members met for fat lambs judging. The results were: junior boys - 1 Daniel Dobson, 2 James Fieldhouse; inter girls - 1 Kelly Maltby, 2 Tanya Hunter; inter boys - 1 Ed Berry, 2 Sam Hollinsworth, 3 Morgan Sunley; senior girls - 1 Daisy Hammond; senior boys - 1 Luke Mellin, 2 Matt Airey, 3 Oliver Barraclough. Members also judged breeding sheep at Mr Wilkinson’s in Cowling. Results were: junior boys - 1 Daniel Dobson, 2 James Fieldhouse, 3 Harry Bailey; junior girls - 1 Becky Pickles, 2 Heather Reay and Rachael Bell, 3 Ellie Leeming; inter girls - 1 Katie Summers, 2 Kelly Maltby, 3 Megan Sunley; inter boys - 1 James Mellin, 2 Dan Leeming, 3 Matty Bell; senior girls - 1 Georgina Fort, 2 Daisy Hammond; senior boys - 1 Luke Mellin, 2 Oliver Barraclough.

RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087
Street party: A street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday will be held in Rathmell Reading Room on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. It will feature a Jacob’s Join tea and a display of drawings by local children. Entry is free with a small charge for drinks. Also the ladies of the village have been baking cakes “fit for a Queen” and the ReadingRoom will be decorated with Royal memorabilia.

Women’s Institute: A questionnaire was handed out asking for members’ views on what changes they would like to see in the running of their WI. A trip has been booked to Ripon market and Yorkshire Lavender Fields on July 21, and anyone interested was asked to put their names on the list. President Janette Pate gave an account of the Federation Spring Council meeting in Harrogate. Fellow member and floral designer Megan Sunley demonstrated how to plant two containers with spring flowers and answered gardening questions. Mrs Pate gave a vote of thanks. The competition for a flower was won by: 1 Jean Capps, 2 Janette Pate, 3 Mary Mitchell. The next meeting will be held in the village hall at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 12, when Rachel Brennan will hold a bead-making workshop and the competition will be for a ‘handmade craft’.

SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Women’s Institute: Settle WI celebrated its 27th birthday. President Mary Hindle lit candles and led members in singing Happy Birthday. Carly Bunskill and her colleague gave a touching account of their work at Manorlands, run by the Sue Ryder charity. Members heard about Sue Ryder’s early life and her mission to establish a national charity to offer compassionate care to people with end-of-life and long-term needs. Members rounded off the meeting with tea and cake and a Spot the Baby competition. The next meeting will be on May 4 at 2pm when Fr Frank Smith will recall his Life as a Prison Chaplain.
Town council news: The town council will light a beacon for the Queen’s 90th Birthday on top of Castlebergh Rock tonight at 7.30pm. In addition, it hopes the big letters saying Settle will be erected. Castlebergh Woodland will be closed until after May 5 so that the letters can be taken down. Meanwhile the council is encouraging everyone to enter the Tour de Yorkshire best decorated house or business competition by sending a photo to
Churches Together: The recent barn dance raised £376.50 for the Street Children Programme in Sumbawanga, Tanzania. The programme houses and feeds children who otherwise would live on the streets.
Victoria Hall: Tomorrow, Victoria Hall welcomes The Explosive Light Orchestra who will reproduce the works of ELO and on Saturday, The Way of the Drum (Mugen Taiko Dojo) will provide a dynamic and captivating show, fusing primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Fashion show: The Friends of Victoria Hall invite you to a fashion show at the hall tonight. The evening will start at 7.30pm and will feature a range of fashions by Ahernes of Hellifield. Admission is £5.
Settle Sessions: The next Settle Session will take place at The Folly tomorrow. It will include the launch of the latest volume of poetry by Jean Stevens and a reading by Anne Caldwell, literature programme manager for the British Council. Tickets cost £6 and are available from The Folly, Cave and Crag and The Courtyard Dairy.
Give and take day: Settle Eco-Nite will hold a Give and Take Day on Saturday at Victoria Hall. You are invited to bring along items which you no longer require (no clothing or shoes) and to take away any items which are of use to you. There will be the facility to display photographs of larger items and equipment. The event will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm with last check-in time at 1.30pm. No traders.
Folk Club: The Three Peaks Folk Club will meet at Settle Social Club on Saturday at 8.30pm. There will be a guest appearance by Mike Nicholson from Sussex. Admission is £5.
Gallery exhibition: To mark the visit of the Tour de Yorkshire to Settle next Friday, April 29, the Gallery on the Green is staging a special exhibition looking at the links between art and the world of cycling. The main attraction is a collection of postcards, showing both the variety of bike designs and the use of the bicycle in advertising and various art forms. The exhibition has been supported by Settle Town Council and will remain in place until May 20.
Gardening Club: The Settle and District Gardening Club will meet on Wednesday at 2pm at Townhead Court when the speaker will be Marguerite Hughes. She will talk on the topic of “Taking the fear out of pruning”.
Film night: TRAMPS’ foreign film season at Victoria Hall continues on Wednesday at 7.45pm. The featured film will be A Separation, which is in Farsi/Italian, with English subtitles. Admission is £5.
Charity books: To celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire coming to Settle, the Rotary Club will have a charity bookstall and book shop at 3 Duke Street. It will be open next Friday, April 29, from 10am until 6pm and on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 10am to 5pm. It will be open regardless of the weather. Books and CDs are free with voluntary donations going to local charities such as Settle Swimming Pool, Cave Rescue Organisation and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Parish church: This week the bells in Settle Parish Church have been ringing out for exactly 20 years. To celebrate, there will be an open practice tomorrow at 7.30pm. The church will hold a bric-a-brac sale, with refreshments, between 10am and 4pm next Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30.
Heritage Trust: Next Friday, April 29, North Craven Heritage Trust will hold a talk at St John’s Methodist Church. It will be given by Martin Pearson and is entitled Settle-Carlisle Railway, 1850-1990: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and admission is £2 for non-members. The event is part of Ride2Stride 2016.
Coffee morning: Settle Amateur Operatic Society invites you to a coffee morning at the Old Court House next Saturday, April 30, from 10am.
Book fair: On Monday, May 2, there will be a second hand book fair at Victoria Hall between 10am and 4pm.
Coffee Pot: Each Tuesday, St John’s Methodist Church holds a “coffee pot” session with homemade cakes in the coffee lounge. It runs from 10am to noon. On the first Tuesday of the month the coffee pot is held in aid of a charity. The charity on May 3 is MIND.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held at Settle Rugby Club in aid of Settle Area Swimming Pool. It will take place at 7.30pm on Friday, May 6, and tickets costing £5 are available from the HSBC bank in Settle, Settle Pool or via 015242 51488.
Annual meeting: The Friends of Settle Pool will hold hold their annual general meeting on Friday, May 6, at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House.
Europe and You: A presentation entitled The European Union and You will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House on Friday, May 6, at 7pm. There will be time at the end of the meeting for people to share their views.
Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place on Saturday, May 7, at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall and will run from 8pm to 11pm. Funds raised will be donated to Settle Swimming Pool. If you are able, please confirm your attendance by contacting 01729 823259 or 824038.
Christian Aid: Christian Aid Week will take place May 15 to 21. There will be a house-to-house collection as well as a Tuesday collection outside The Naked Man. On Wednesday, May 18, there will be a coffee evening at St John’s between 7pm and 8.30pm. Volunteers are needed. If you can help, contact 01729 822311.

SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Car boot sale: The next Silsden car boot sale on Riverside Field, Keighley Road will take place on Sunday from 7am.
Band night: The Sports Club will hold a band night next Saturday, April 30, from 7.30pm. It will feature The Brookes, a Grimsby-based garage rock band, The Yorkshire Puddings, a local two-piece comedy folk group, and topping the bill, The Escapades. Tickets cost £5 on the door.
Local history: The April meeting of Silsden Local History Group will take place on Monday evening at the Methodist Church, when chairman David Mason will discuss some early crimes and criminals. On Tuesday, there will be a drop-in session for would-be researchers at Silsden Town Hall between 2pm and 4pm.
Gala queen: Silsden Gala committee will choose the 2016 King and Queen at a morning of family fun on Saturday, May 7, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The event will take place at St James’ Church Hall. All entrants must be five or over and accompanied by a parent.
Sounds of Musicals: The Sound of Musicals will be staged at Silsden Methodist Church on May 7 at 7pm. Tickets are available from Twiggs newsagents or on the door. All proceeds will go to Manorlands Hospice and Silsden Methodist Church.

Naval Association: Skipton and District Royal Naval Association met at the RAF Association HQ in Shortbank Road. Shipmates were informed that due to the overwhelming response for the French Legion d’Honneur, a delay should be expected in receiving the medals. This weekend, a group from Skipton will join other members at the Area 10 (North West) reunion at Blackpool. On May 5, the Skipton Royal British Legion will hold a special social instead of its usual meeting and RNA shipmates are invited to go along at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Craven District Council will hold a flag-raising ceremony for Armed Forces Day on Monday, June 20, at 10am. The RNA’s next meeting is on Tuesday, May 3.
Italy talk: Skipton Italian Circle will meet at the Soroptimist Rooms, Otley Street, at 8pm next Thursday, April 28, when Richard Woolf will give a presentation in English on Italy in World War One - a sad story.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday, there will be a Holy Communion at 8am followed by a parish communion for St George’s Day at 9.45am. At 11.15am, there will be the annual parochial church meeting. Skipton Parish Scouts hold their St George’s Day Service at 3pm. At 6pm, there will be a service of Evensong. Toddle into Church is each Tuesday at 2pm and on Wednesday, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.45am. On Thursday, at 11am, Happy Hour will take place in the Vestry Rooms.
History Society: Sue Wrathmell gave an illustrated talk on the The History of the Village of Carleton to members of Skipton History Society. Dating back to Saxon times, Carleton had been a prosperous community with very fertile land which gradually became exhausted. The village contains many interesting buildings. In later years the growth of industry in the village was largely due to the Slingsby family, who had originally started as cattle drovers. In 1861 they built the dominating Carleton Mill for spinning cotton, and this was followed by a massive house building programme. The next meeting is the annual general meeting next Thursday, April 28, in the Swadford Centre at 7.30pm, to be followed by David Wiseman’s British Popular Music from the 1940s-1950s.
Christ Church: On Sunday, Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church at 9.30am, followed by the annual parish church meeting at 11am. Evening Prayer will be at 6.30pm. The regular weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday followed by Toddler Praise in the church hall at 10.30am.

Methodist Church: Steeton Methodist Church held an enjoyable quiz evening on Saturday, hosted by Henry Mason, which raised £250 for church funds. The 10.30am service on Sunday will be taken by the Rev Saidu Kanu after which there will be a general church council meeting. The Youth Club will meet at 6.15pm on Tuesday when the subject will be Hawk People. The Wednesday Evening Fellowship Group will meet at 7.30pm when Ann Drake will give a talk entitled This Little Piggy.

THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390 and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held at Westhouse Methodist Church on Wednesday from 10am to noon. Donations for coffee and cakes will be given to local charities.
Parish pilgrimage: All are invited to take part in a pilgrimage around the five churches of the benefice over the bank holiday weekend of Saturday, April 30, Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2. All churches will be open from 10am to 4pm. More information about the routes available can be found on posters and at the individual churches.

UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Flea market: A flea market will be held in Buckden Schoolroom on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2, from 10am to 4pm.
Jumble sale: The annual jumble sale at Threshfield Village Institute will be held on Saturday from 2pm. Proceeds will go to institute funds.
Book Club: Rylstone District Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 3 when Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be discussed. For more information, contact 730345.
Women’s Institute: Rylstone WI will meet in Cracoe Village Hall on Thursday, May 5, from 7.30pm. The meeting will include a talk on Medical Detection Dogs.
Queen’s birthday: Conistone with Kilnsey will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a supper and ceilidh in the village hall tonight from 7pm. The music will be provided by Buttered Peas. There will also be fireworks and the lighting of a beacon.
Leprosy thanks: Muriel Raw has thanked everyone who contributed to the leprosy box collection in Kettlewell. The total amounted to £225.
Coffee and chat: The next coffee, cake and chat event at The Falcon, Arncliffe, will be held next Friday, April 29, from 10am to noon.

Community Centre: Craven Crafts meets tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. Saturday’s bacon butty will have a St George’s Day theme and a quiz to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. The quilting group meets on Sunday from 10am to 4pm and on Monday, craft group members will be treated to a spring flower arranging demonstration at 7.30pm. Whist and dominoes will be played on Wednesday and again on Saturday, April 30, at 7.30pm.