Heritage

Settle Stories delivers a number of Heritage projects. You can find out more and get resources here.

Our heritage projects include:

My Favouite Doll:

Stories about dolls, teddys and childhood.

W.R. Mitchell Archive:

Prominent journalist and editor Bill Mitchell collected storles of local Dales folk in their own words and dialects. His collection included interviws with the gentry as well as ordinary folk in remote Dales communities. These are voices that are not often heard in the the Dales today, Withouth the work of Bill Mitchell these storeis would have been lost. These recordings and images provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the Dales. The archive now has its own website.

Tom Twisleton 100:

Tom Twisleton was a local legend. A poet and farmer, he advocated temperance but didn't preach it. He became well loved for his comical and moving poetry. Throughout 2017 in his centenary year young people have researched his life and poetry in a year long heritage project. You can find out more about it here.

Tom Faulkner:

Tom Faulkner was a well loved local Settle photographer and bus inspector for the Pennine Buses. His photography documents the lives of ordinary people in Settle and special events. Across 2019/2020 we will be telling his story in new and inventive ways. Find out more here.