Graveyard Tours

Curious Tales from an Ancient Graveyard
A fascinating and entertaining guided tour about Settle people buried in the graveyard of their Parish Church

Sarah Lister - Tour Guide

Every gravestone rests upon a life story waiting to be told and so every grave provides a little slice of history.

What better way to discover the history of Settle than to check out the folks buried in the graveyard? 

The tours are led by Sarah Lister, a local historian who, along with a small team of local enthusiasts, has uncovered forgotten stories of past Settle residents.

This is an opportunity to learn about fantastic achievements (many against the odds!), interesting scandals and unfortunate tragedies.


COMMENTS FROM VISITORS

‘History is wonderfully complex. As a result, it is difficult to bring to life and make relevant, but, my word, your work is a ‘tour de force’.  A quite wonderful performance, full of interesting anecdotes and nuggets of information that create a very real sense of the rich social fabric of Settle society, quite literally, from the ground up!’

‘The light way you present a serious study is so impressive.  You’re teaching us such a lot and often telling us things that are painful as well, but it feels like following an exciting, moving, mystery story.’

'I never knew a graveyard could be so entertaining - it's like 'Who Do You Think You Are' with a sprinkling of 'Horrible Histories'  - brilliant!'

 

2020 Graveyard Tours at Holy Ascension Church

Each tour has a different theme and will run even if it rains.

Entry is by ticket which must be purchased in advance from The Folly. 

See ‘Settle Graveyard Project’ Facebook page for further details.

Dates

Tuesday 21st July, 7pm

Sunday 26th July, 2.30pm

Sunday 2 August, 2.30pm

Thursday 13th August, 7pm

Tuesday 18th August, 7pm

Sunday 23rd August, 2.30pm

Sunday 30th August, 2.30pm

 

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