The new season of Rathmell Thursday Club meeting opens on September 6 with a visit from local author Robert Bullock, whose presentation is about the origins of the peoples of the Yorkshire Dales – it is entitled ‘Dalesfolk – who we are’.

The music of the US composer Gershwin is the next topic for October. There is a mix of new and familiar guests throughout. For details of attending this club for older people please contact Richard Daniels, Day Activities worker at Age UK North Craven (01729 823066).


Run with the help of Age UK North Craven, the club is always on the look-out for new members with the lunch priced at £5 and meetings held on the first Thursday of every calendar month at the Reading Room unless otherwise notified. The club also “eats out” every month at various venues in the district.

Rathmell Thursday Club is part of Age UK North Craven’s club network helping to offer social activities for older people in the community.

The club meets for lunch of soup & sandwiches at the Reading Room on the first Thursday of each calendar month. There is an annual subscription of £5 and a charge of £5 is made for lunch.  Outings to local pubs and restaurants are arranged for the third Thursday each month.

If you are interested in joining the club contact Richard Daniels, who is the Age UK appointed worker/leader for the club based at Settle (01729 823066), or Sheila Garnett, who is the chairperson (01729 840348).

Rathmell’s Fallen 1914 – 1918

rathmellsfallen1At the meeting on 6th November Margaret Brenchley gave a presentation commemorating “Rathmell’s Fallen” of the 1914-1918 War.

It was very moving to see photos of the men who some of us only knew as names on the Rathmell Village memorial – others recalled family relationships and connections. Margaret also showed us pictures of the cemeteries each man was buried in,  all still kept in beautiful condition by The Commission for War Graves.

John Harrison thanked Margaret for her excellent presentation which gave us an insight into the impact of the Great War on local lives 100 years ago.

With further thanks to Margaret we have been able to display the pictures she discovered in the course of her research. They are on the notice board in Rathmell Reading Room.