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.

Students, museum staff and volunteers researching in the museum’s research room. Image Credit: Rob Fraser

The project has been launched by the Farmer Network thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

The project will work with farmers, Leeds University research students and local volunteers gathering information about current farming practices and comparing these with historical records from the 1930s to 1980s.

Once the project is complete it will be added to the museum’s archived collection and stored for future generations.



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