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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Campaign or initiative

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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

Where

The Folly
Victoria Street
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EY

Admission

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

Website

http://www.cravenmuseum.org/about-us/craven-and-the-first-world-war/

Map of Raikeswood Dig Location

Raikeswood Camp Dig Open Day

  • 6 August 2017 10am-4pm

Raikeswood Camp Dig Open Day

Sunday 6th August, 10am—4pm – Top of Raikeswood Drive, Skipton (BD23 1NA)

Get hands on with a behind the scenes look at the most recent archaeological dig taking place on the site of Skipton’s WW1 training and POW camp. Guided tours and archaeology sessions on the hour. Location of dig site is next to The Coach House at top of Raikeswood drive (BD23 1NA).

The Raikeswood camp dig 2017 is organised by the Craven and the First World Project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

FREE to attend

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Top of Raikeswood Drive
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1NA

Getting there

Location of dig site is next to The Coach House at top of Raikeswood drive

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.facebook.com/CravenandtheFWWproject/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Shot at Dawn

‘To Encourage the Others, Military Executions of WW1 ‘ Talk

  • 28 July 2017 7:30-9pm

‘To Encourage the Others, Military Executions of WW1 ‘ talk
Friday 28th July, 7.30pm - The Museum of North Craven Life (The Folly)

Alan Hemsworth will give a talk about the soldiers who were executed for cowardice or desertion during WW1.
The talk is part of The Folly’s ‘1917: Mud & Misery’ exhibition organised in association with the Craven and the First World War project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Admission (in advance): £7. Call 01729 822893 to book.
Venue:
The Folly,
Victoria Street,
Settle,
BD24 9EY
http://www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Museum of North Craven Life (The Folly)
6 Chapel Street
Settle
BD24 9EY

Admission

£7

Website

https://www.facebook.com/CravenandtheFWWproject/

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

Website

This is the facebook site of the Craven and the First World War project

www.facebook.com/CravenandtheFWWproject

E-mail

Rob Freeman - Project Officer

RFreeman@cravendc.gov.uk

Telephone

01756 706225

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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