• Rathmell
    Rathmell Village
  • Rathmell Reading Room
  • Tractor at sunrise in Ribble fields
  • Rathmell Beck in Lumb Brig Woods
  • Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell
  • Organic meadow in Rathmell
  • Back Lane in Summer sunshine
  • Chestnut Tree at Field House
  • Double rainbow over Gooselands

For the duration of the Coronavirus Pandemic Back Lane has been made One Way. Walkers, dog-walkers and horse-riders have been asked to use it in one direction only – south to north, i.e. from Layhead to Hesley Lane. The same…

Craven District Council has a section on their website dedicated to giving residents, businesses and communities local information on matters relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. It covers the Government’s package of temporary measures to support public services, people and businesses;…

Continue to be cautious when dealing with callers at the door, unwanted phones calls and emails.

All Thursday Club meetings and all events planned by the Reading Room Committee are being postponed until further notice, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Curious tales from Rathmell graveyard - 6th March at the Reading Room

Local historian Sarah Lister dug around (metaphorically speaking) in Rathmell’s ancient graveyard to (again, not literally) unearth gripping tidbits about people she encountered there (so to speak)… and then she brought them to life (… the stories, I mean) in…

Bryan Procter, in conversation with Chris Weston

Longstanding member of the Rathmell community (despite technically living in Wigglesworth), Bryan Procter talks about playing cricket in the middle of the road, about horses and farming, the church and much more…

REVIVAL of the FITTEST - Rock'n'Roll in't Readin' Room

Settle’s cover stars, Revival of the Fittest (featuring Gooselands’ own Keith Mothersdale on guitar) brought the swingin’ sounds of the 60s, 70s, and 80s to a sold out Reading Room on Saturday the 1st Feb.    

photo by Phil Simnett

IMPORTANT (17 Nov): this much-anticipated photography evening has been rescheduled and will now take place on Friday 10th January 2020. If you’ve already got a ticket for the original date (November 23rd), it will of course be valid for the…

The Christmas Tree Festival

The Church in Rathmell was spectacularly decorated with Christmas Trees over the weekend of the 7th/8th December 2019.

Sunday 15th December - Christmas lunch at Rathmell Old School

Beef or turkey in yorkshire pudding or vegetable wellington! And a raffle for one of three hampers! Whether you missed the Reading Room Christmas party the night before, or went to it AND JUST COULDN”T GET ENOUGH OF RATHMELL, this…