cover of "Walkies!" by Margaret Swift

Out now: “Walkies!” – children’s book written and illustrated by Margaret Swift

News has reached Hesley Lane of another book from the prolific Gooselands Writers’ Enclave. “Read all about Doodle’s lockdown adventures in Margaret Swift’s wonderful new children’s book (this time she’s illustrated AND written it) – out now!” Tony Maguire, literary…

One million step challenge to raise money to fight diabetes

One million step challenge to raise money to fight diabetes

Now that Toby Lloyd has completed his coast-to-coast run and raised over £2000 for Manorlands, here’s news of another charity challenge from young Rathmell. Reuben Eagle is going to try to do one million steps between the 1st July and…

Malcolm Spencer has written and performed a song about lockdown in Rathmell

Rathmell is lucky to have several musically talented households, and from the Spencers comes a song about the ups and downs of the coronavirus lockdown, as felt here in the village. Few of us around here would disagree that of…

Bryan Procter, in conversation with Chris Weston

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…

An introductory letter from Rathmell's new vicar, Julie Clarkson

An introductory letter from Rathmell’s new vicar, Julie Clarkson

Hello Let me introduce myself. I’m Julie and I’m the (recently licensed) Priest-in-Charge at Settle, Giggleswick, Rathmell with Wigglesworth. Although I will be living in Settle itself, I’m so thrilled to be part of your community and am looking forward…

John Harrison talks to Margaret Swift

John Harrison talks to Margaret Swift

This is the first in a series of chat/interviews with Rathmell residents that we’re planning to record and add to the website. We’re sure you’ll agree that there is no-one better qualified than John Harrison to start the series off!

Malcolm and Jonathan Spencer’s Way of the Roses cycle ride

Malcolm Spencer and his son Jonathan did the Way of the Roses Cycle Ride in aid of funds for the Restoration of Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell  Firstly a few words of sincere thanks – to my son, Jonathan, for accompanying…