Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Ryedale Folk Museum's Education Dept Welcoming School Visits For The New Term

At Ryedale Folk Museum we had a school educational visit, back to Anglo -Saxon times, our education Dept can cater for many periods in history, if you are interested please contact Emma Coldclough for details: 01751 417367
Emma & Wendy in period Saxon costume, both wearing futuristic vision aids (specs)!
Emma and Wendy prepare for the first school visit of the new term when we had 60 North Yorkshire school children at the Museum learning about House and Home, Pottery and Weaving in the Anglo-Saxon period.

Emma is happy to be back at School!
Thanks again to Museum Volunteer Kathryn for the photos & text.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Some Events From The European Heritage Open Days Free Weekend

The museum had plenty of visitors this weekend, and we had plenty of people demonstrating traditional rural crafts, thanks very much again to Museum Volunteer Kathryn for the photographs.
Helen busy baking in White Cottage

Kathryn dressed 1940's style in the Village shop

Traditional lace making

Blacksmiths waiting for the forge to heat up
A wide array of everyday objects all made from wood


Rag rug and crochet making

Friday, 9 September 2016

European Heritage Free Open Days - FREE ENTRY THIS WEEKEND SEPT 10th & 11th 2016

This weekend entry for Ryedale Folk Museum is free as the museum is participating in the free European Heritage Open Days 2016. So if you are looking for a good day out with the family & dogs, come to Hutton-le-Hole North Yorkshire and pay us a visit. There is loads to see!


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Children's Summer Activities At Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum Volunteer Kathryn kindly emailed me these photos of children's activities this week - thanks very much. As always there has been plenty for children to do at the museum.

Museum Volunteer Helen busy with children's crafts


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Stang End

Photos showing Stang End sometime in the 1800s and also in the mid 1960s.  The house was originally built Danby. It was taken apart stone by stone and begun to be moved to the museum in May 1966 where it was rebuilt and restored by 1967/8.   It mow appears how it would have been in 1704.  At some point in its history, it was extended from one room shared with animals to a house with a forehouse (living-room and kitchen), dairy and bedroom.
Stang End, Danby. 1800s

Some parts of Stang End had become derelict by the mid 60s.

Lintel showing date - 1704

The long process of taking Stang End apart and relocating to the museum.
A fascinating record of one of the museum's finest houses.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Chemist

Visitors will notice a change in the Chemist shop.  Unfortunately damp has found its way into the wall and a cupboard has had to be removed to allow things to dry out. Volunteers are busy with it and hopefully it will be replaced soon.

The allotment is looking busy with a splendid variety of vegetables.


Friday, 27 May 2016

Beadlam Tractor Run & Tour De Yorkshire 2016 Passes Ryedale Folk Museum ...

Tour De Yorkshire found at:https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4Krcli9rzTA/maxresdefault.jpg

We were fortunate at Ryedale Folk Museum that both the Beadlam Tractor Run and the Tour De Yorkshire passed through Hutton-le-Hole. There was a decent crowd watching, Richard was in the best place at the Museum's Forge making a very good fireplace set on what was a very cold day. One lady collecting for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was donated some 10 Shilling notes in pristine condition, not something you see every day.

For further information on the Beadlam Tractor Run please click here:http://www.beadlamtractor.co.uk/

For info on Tour De Yorkshire click here:http://letour.yorkshire.com/


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Model Village Maintenance

Museum Volunteer David has been busy last Friday fixing the sail motor on the windmill in the model village, also pictured is fellow volunteer Peter.


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016

Lister engine, ploughs and wattle fencing..

These ploughs have been renovated with new handles and a coat of paint. They are situated near the workshop.
 New wattle fences at the corner of the medieval house look much better

 Here Peter gets another Lister static engine running. Note the large drum for the water coolant.

After some spluttering, it runs!

For more information about the Lister company which was founded in 1867, please check this link.


Friday, 18 March 2016

More Machinery Renovation At Ryedale Folk Museum

Today Peter got the Lister Stationary Engine running, and also the Allis Chalmers tractor. Like some wartime tractors we found out the old Allis is a petrol paraffin model, farmers were using multi-fuel engines years before they became commonplace. To see some more pictures of the Allis Chalmers please click on this link to a previous blog entry http://ryedalefolkmuseum.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/tractor-maintenance-at-ryedale-folk.html

Jonathan S

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Textile Exhibition In The Gallery At Ryedale Folk Museum Saturday 19th March - Sunday 8th May

Textiles exhibition gets ready to open
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Transitions by etcetera

Textiles exhibition opens at Ryedale Folk Museum on Saturday 19 March.

Opening and meet the artists -
2 - 4pm Saturday 19 March

Etcetera is a group of seven nationally and internationally exhibited textile artists based in the North of England.
Find out more
FREE admission to the art gallery.
Etcetera is a new group composed of seven nationally and internationally exhibited quilt and embroidery artists based in the North of England. Each member of the group has produced a series of works inspired by the word ‘transition’. Their personal interpretation of the theme ranges from the sociopolitical to the more physical explorations of how stitch transforms cloth.

Linda Bilsborrow is driven by colour and the interaction of shapes. She enjoys the process of combining traditional techniques with surface design and machine quilting. Her Lifeline series deals with the transitions between different life stages – the phases of our lives that we all go through but cannot really see until we look backwards.

Julie Bunter creates textile art that explores the potential of hand stitch and reflects her fascination with the manipulation of materials. Her Transition work is an investigation of the making process: the accumulation of marks and stitches and the transformations that occur as a line of thread becomes stitch, pattern, structure and language.

Helen Conway has produced a body of work that explores the process of transition as experienced by immigrants, particularly in the Brick Lane area of London. Graffiti marks observed there are used to symbolize both the changing nature of inner city spaces and the experiences migrants have in transiting from one language and culture to another.

Leah Higgins has drawn her inspirations from man-made structures and constructs. Her Transition pieces, influenced by visits to Shanghai, seeks to explore the differences between the new public face of China and the government control and restrictions that still thread through every aspect of life.

Isobel Holland explores the question ‘quilts are stationary, safe and hopefully beautiful, but what if a quilt can transform into something else?’ In her Transition pieces she has created a series of work that incorporates an element of change and challenges traditional perceptions.

Magie Relph is heavily influenced by her travels in Africa: the movement of peoples and objects across vast distances and the changes that take place along the way.

Sandra Wyman has created a series of pieces that are autobiographical and represent a time of personal transition and self discovery.

The group will hold a series of ‘meet the artist’ events on:
Saturday 19 March 2-4pm, Saturday 26 March 2-4pm, Sunday 17 April 2-4pm, Saturday 23 April 2-4pm.

The Wartime Allotment At Ryedale Folk Museum

The fence around the wartime allotment is now finished.  This will give visitors an insight into allotment gardening during the Second World War and the Dig For Victory scheme.  Spot the anachronistic machinery being used. If they'd had these machines during the war, they'd have certainly used them!
 Crops have been planted.

 Here a Blackthorn tree is being thinned out.  
The trees up the path towards the allotment are looking much better now.


Monday, 7 March 2016

Exhibition Of Scouting Uniforms & Memorabilia At Ryedale Folk Museum

There is an excellent exhibition of Scouting uniforms from years gone by at Ryedale Folk Museum, some of which were used in the new Dad's Army film. You can see more by following this link here:http://1stvofpscoutarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/latest-exhibition.html

1940's Scout Shirt


Friday, 4 March 2016

Tractor Maintenance At Ryedale Folk Museum

At Ryedale Folk Museum  we have a few tractors which need some tlc and this was our mission today. We were very fortunate that a new volunteer - Peter, has started coming to give us a hand with this. We got our 135 running and had a go at the Allis Chalmers & International.

Jonathan S