1st March - 24th June
Farms, Flags, Forges
in collaboration with members of the 'Back in Settle' Facebook Group
Back in Settle: Farms, Flags, Forges has been inspired by a remarkable Facebook group set up around four years ago by local man, Mick Harrison to share stories and old photographs from the Settle area. There are now almost 1,600 people involved from all over the world and the stories and photographs are ones most people will never have seen before, because up till now they have lain hidden in family albums and scrapbooks. Mick quickly realised how many wonderful memories were disappearing into a skip as families moved away and was determined to do something about it. Thanks to his enthusiasm some amazing pictures are seeing the light of day.
Farms, Flags, Forges focuses on the area’s farming, quarrying, and associated Dales occupations. It compares practices carried out today, with those of the past, giving visitors the chance to spot people from their own past, and perhaps share their own recollections.