World War Two Christmas Decorations

During World War Two, it was difficult for families to celebrate Christmas, especially with loved ones away fighting the war abroad. Also, during the war, children were evacuated from the cities and separated from their families. Children were evacuated to the countryside including to the Dales. In the museum collection, we have a photograph showing evacuee children in Redmire. They are standing on a trackway where the snow that has been dug out is taller than them.

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Easter Cakes

Fran, Centre Manager for the National Park Visitor Centre at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, shares a recipe for Easter Cakes. The recipe was given by Mary Bell for use in the Dales Countryside Cookbook, published by the Friends of the Museum in 1993.

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