Monday, 21 March 2016
Come and join us this Easter at Ryedale Folk Museum for a great family day out in the heart of Ryedale.
Friday, 18 March 2016
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
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
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
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
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.
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Behind the Round House, the hazel trees are ready for a bit of attention. On Monday volunteers began cutting them down at ground level. The long thin branches will be used to make and mend woven hurdle fences. The whole area is looking much tidier now and has yielded a useful product.