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  • Tractor at sunrise in Ribble fields
  • Rathmell Beck in Lumb Brig Woods
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  • Organic meadow in Rathmell
  • Back Lane in Summer sunshine
  • Chestnut Tree at Field House
  • Double rainbow over Gooselands

Expanding our reach beyond Rathmell, we recently (but not that recently… in June… mea culpa) received a message from a representative of the Settle Area Swimming Pool asking if we’d be interested in sharing news from the pool on the…

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…

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…

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. This allows…

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…