University of Leeds Oatcake Project

In 2016, students from the University of Leeds have been working in collaboration with the Dales Countryside Museum. The aim of the project was to reconnect scholarly resources, including the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture held in the Special Collections at the University, with the communities on which they provide information. Hawes is one such place.

Their chosen topic was one very dear to many people in the local area: Oatcake. Continue reading “University of Leeds Oatcake Project”

Voices from the Land


We are undertaking a new project called Voices from the land, a Farmer Network project led by Harriet and Rob Fraser. Between October 2016 and July 2017 stories, recordings and photographs will be added to this site as a team of volunteers, professional researchers and students meet farmers across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and visit shows and sales. Once the collection has been brought together, it will be made available through an exhibition here in 2017/18. Continue reading “Voices from the Land”


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David Murphy’s installation spear was commissioned by the Dales Countryside Museum as part of a wider project initiated by arts & heritage entitled ‘meeting point’, supporting contemporary art installations in non-traditional art spaces. Continue reading “Spear”