10 July – 22 December
Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales
~ A Celebration ~
A celebration of 50 years since the original publication of this important work that captured the last days of a disappearing way of life. We share the background to the book by iconic Dales authors Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby – who with their foresight and passion for collecting, founded the Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes in 1979. Original notes, photographs, sketches and artefacts give a glimpse into the everyday lives of Dales people.
This exhibition, loaned by courtesy of the Dales Countryside Museum is supplemented with items chosen from our own collections to show the distinctiveness of the Craven Dales. It coincides with the publication by the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society of a new edition of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales.