The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society (YAHS) have published a new 50th anniversary edition of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales by Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby, available to purchase in 2018. Continue reading “Celebration of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales”
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”
One of our biggest projects in recent years, A Rich Seam: Lead Mining and Textile Heritage in the Yorkshire Dales will involve us re-housing and exhibiting one of the country’s most fascinating lead mining collections.
A total of 860 objects, including mining wagons and tools, were given to the DCM by the Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum in Earby when it closed in 2015. Now with a fantastic grant of £90,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund it means that the artefacts can now be re-examined and displayed, while the stories of miners and of the members of Earby Mine Research Group who assembled the objects over 50 years can be told. These items are very significant to the history of the Yorkshire Dales as there had been lead mining here for many centuries. Continue reading “A Rich Seam: Lead Mining and Textile Heritage in the Yorkshire Dales”