Thursday Club

Please note that all Thursday Club meetings will be postponed until further notice. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Debi Burridge is the speaker on “A Lifetime in Libraries” at Rathmell Thursday Club’s lunch meeting at the Reading Rooms on Thursday, March 5. Club members pay £5 to attend and enjoy a lunch of soup, sandwiches and cake. You can get more details of how to join them from Richard Daniels at Age UK North Craven on 01729 823066.

Guest speakers will be Chris and Judy Leeming, whose visual presentation is entitled ‘Walking 1000 Miles, The Challenge That Became An Obsession’.

NOTE: the venue for the 16th January meal has been changed to IREBY FARM CAFE (no longer Crowtrees). Please contact Margaret Brenchley if you’d like to come along.

Christmas Lunch at Coniston Hotel on the 5th December 2019, went well and we all enjoyed the excellent food and the welcome we received from all the staff at the hotel. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!

There is an annual subscription of £5 and a charge of £5 is made for lunch.

Meetings held on the first Thursday of every calendar month; 12.30 at the Rathmell Reading Room.

We always enjoy welcoming new people, either to become full members of the club,

or those of you who would just like to come along to see what we do and have a ‘Taster visit’. 

Outings to local pubs and restaurants, plus other activities, are arranged for the third Thursday each month.

The Rathmell Thursday Club is part of Age UK North Craven’s club network,

helping to offer social activities for people in the community to meet and enjoy the company of their friends – & make new ones!

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

Rosemary Rees, who is the Chairperson of our Rathmell Thursday Club (01729 840507)




Rathmell’s Fallen 1914 – 1918


At 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.


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