Craven and the First World War Project

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The Craven and the First World War project is Heritage Lottery Funded project involving a collection of community-focussed organisations. The project aims to mark the centenary of the First World War by building a greater understanding of life in this small corner of North Yorkshire 100 years ago through a series of events, exhibition and performances.

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Mud and Misery at The Folly

'1917 Mud & Misery' Exhibition

  • 4 July — 29 October 2017 *on now

‘1917: Mud & Misery’ exhibition
Tuesday 4th July – Sunday 29th October 2017

The fourth in a series of exhibitions at The Folly in Settle following the people of North Craven throughout the Great War who struggled through the mud and misery of 1917, but showed fortitude and courage when faced with hell on earth.

In a year dominated by the dreadful battles of Arras and Passchendaele, the exhibition follows the fortunes of two local battalions, the 6th and 10th Battalions of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, both of which played their part in those battles, where the lives of many local lads were lost.

The exhibition also focuses on the individual stories of those left behind, such as the young farmer who, too young to go to war, kept snippets from the newspapers in his wallet all his life, about his friends who were killed, and the mother who never gave up hope and looked for her son to come home every day until she died.

The exhibition is organised in association with the Craven and the First World War project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Opening times:
Tuesday: 10.30 – 16.30
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays: 13.30 – 16.30

Suitable for

  • Any age


The Folly
Victoria Street
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EY


Adults £2.70
Concessions: £2.20
16 and under: FREE


Craven and the First World War Project
Craven Museum & Gallery
Town Hall
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AH


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Rob Freeman - Project Officer


01756 706225

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