Settle Stories delivers a number of Heritage projects. Our heritage projects include:
Stories about dolls, teddies 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 interviews 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. Without the work of Bill Mitchell these stories 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 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, we worked with young people to research his life and poetry in a year long heritage project. You can find out more about it here.
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 2019/20 we will be working hard to tell his story in new and inventive ways, working with young people in our community to achieve this. Find out more here.