Tom Faulkner: A Portrait Of Stories

Upcoming events for the Tom Faulkner: A Portrait of Stories

Settle Coronation Pageant Exhibition, click for info

Picture the Story - Family Fun Morning, click for info

The Boy in The Velvet Hat - Talk, click for info

In 2018 Settle Stories successfully bid for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver a Young Roots Project in Settle: Tom Faulkner: A Portrait of Stories. Those of you local to Settle may know that Tom Faulkner was a well-loved local photographer who documented the lives of ordinary people and special events in Settle in the 1950’s & 60’s. Tom’s work is the only detailed photographic record of ‘The Settle Pageant’, celebrated in style in Settle, in June 1953. This makes his photographs a valuable part of our communitys heritage and this project particularly poignant.

Image shown on this page - copyright - Tom Faulkner


The Story so far….

Windows On The Past (ends 30/8/19)

Settle Stories have turned an empty building on Chapel Street, Settle, into a public gallery exhibiting a selection of Tom Faulkners pageant photographs.

Were you there?

A number of local people, who appear as children in Tom Faulkner’s pageant photographs, have come forward to tell us their stories of the day, their memories of Tom Faulkner and of life in Settle in the 1950s. Watch this space to see how these stories will be shared as the project progresses.

Picture This! Arts Award

In May 2019 half-term holiday Settle Stories invited young people aged 11-16 to join them to work towards a Bronze Arts Award by taking part in Picture This! a free creative arts and heritage project run at The Joinery. Picture This! provided a week of free creative arts and heritage workshops, where participants explored how personal stories are shaped and shared through:

● Photography

● Drama

● Creative writing

● Comic-strip

● And more...

Picture This! Photo-Fiction

Write a story in response to one of Tom Faulkners photos to be part of our story #yorkshirestory

For more information click here

And next….

Tom Faulkner: A Portrait of Stories is a community heritage project that aims to engage young people with local heritage. If you’re interested in Toms photographs, have a story to tell or just want to know more about the project please contact our Heritage Project Officer, Jayne Davies, on 01729 822292 or by email