Craven and the First World War Project

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


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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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War Beckons exhibition

  • 1 July — 2 November 2014 *on now

An exhibition to reveal some of the immediate effects of the outbreak of war in the North Craven area, focusing in particular on the recruitment and training of troops, and the impact of war on agriculture.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Museum of North Craven Life
The Folly
Victoria Street
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EY

Getting there

The Folly is about four minutes on foot from the town centre at the foot of Victoria Street.
Car parking is close by in Greenfoot Car Park.
Bus services from Skipton stop in the Market Place
There are hourly daytime rail services to Settle along the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line.


Adults: £2.70
Concessions: £2.20
16 and Under: Free


Upper Wharfedale recruits leaving Grassington station - 21st Sept 1914

'Craven Remembers' showcase event

  • 11 November 2014 10am-3pm

Skipton Library presents a showcase event offering people from all over the district the opportunity to discover what life was like in Craven during the early months of the First World War.

As well as exhibits from groups across Craven on the how war affected life in the towns and villages across the district and support from Family History experts to help trace your First World War ancestors, there will be talks by local historians throughout the day.

Speakers include Dr Bill Smith from Skipton Academy who will talk on Tunstill’s Men (11.15am); Prof. Alison Fell, from Leeds University, who will talk about the Belgian Refugees who came to Yorkshire soon after the war began (1.15pm), and former Craven Herald editor, Ian Lockwood, will look at Skipton and the Home Front (2.15pm).


Skipton Library
High St
North Yorkshire
BD23 1JX

Services and facilities


The event is free, but talks are £2 each or £4.50 if you book a place for all three talks. Booking for the talks is advised. Call 0845 034 9538 to book.