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Don’t miss the 21st Annual Quiz!

Copies of the infamous Bentham & District Pet Rescue Quiz sheet are available from the following local stores, price £1:

Barwise Bakery, Bentham;  Wholesome Bee, Settle;  The Garden Shed, Settle;  The Lion, Settle;  Field to Home, Settle;  The Reading Room Café, Clapham;  Dalehead Vets, Settle;  Westmorland Vets, Kirkby Lonsdale.

The theme for 2019 is “Games and Sports”.  First prize: £15; 2nd prize: £10; 3rd prize: £5 and 3 lucky draws of £5 each.  Closing date for entries is 27 September 2019.


This quiz, like the previous 20, was set by Peter Marshall.  Sadly     Peter died in April this year, aged 85, and although he hadn’t finished fine-tuning all the questions, we decided to print it as it is, in his memory.  We hope you get as much enjoyment from it as he did thinking up the clues!

Thank you Peter.

Celebrating 21 years of rescues!

Set up by Val Marshall in 1997 to help pets and people in North             Craven, the work of Bentham & District Pet Rescue is as important now as it was then.

To celebrate, past and present supporters gathered at Bentham Golf Club recently to enjoy afternoon tea. Chairman Rob Bullock spoke about the hundreds of animals that have been cared for during the last two decades and found new homes.  He also recognised that volunteers have made a valuable contribution over the years and continue to raise much needed funds to enable the charity’s work to continue.


A presentation was made to founder and Honorary President, Val Marshall, pictured here with her husband, Peter, a former Treasurer of the organisation.


Also, the award for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ was presented to Louise Pauley (pictured with Rob Bullock). This is a new trophy, made by Stonegate Glass of Ingleton, to commemorate dedicated volunteer Marion Casey of Settle who died suddenly last year.

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