Tom Faulkner: A Portrait Of Stories

In 2018 Settle Stories successfully bid for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver a Young Roots Heritage 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 community’s heritage and this project particularly poignant.


The Story so far….

Windows On The Past


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 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

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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 Tom’s photographs, have a story to tell or just want to know more about the project please contact the Project Officer, Jayne Davies on 01729 822292 or by email