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Page last updated: Wednesday, 15-Jun-2016 13:49:11 BST

2016

14th June 2016 Cricketers remember match held on the Western Front in 1915 (from The Craven Herald)
9th June 2016 Folly exhibition celebrates 200 years of Settle's Zion Church (from The Craven Herald)
25 May 2016 North Craven museum tries to recreate historic First World War cricket match (from The Craven Herald)
18 Mar 2016 Folly opens its seasons with two contrasting exhibitions (from The Craven Herald)
5 Mar 2016 Singing group Octameron will make music at The Folly, Settle (from The Craven Herald)
1 Mar 2016 Exhibitions 22 March to 30 October, 2016: '1916: Chronicles of Courage' AND 22 March to 5 June: 'Back in Settle' (85kb)
28 Feb 2016 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, Mar 2016) (251kb)
13 Feb 2016 Yorkshire Post Magazine: Museum of North Craven Life & The Folly: Dalesman's Adrian Brady's 'Hidden Gem' (from the Yorkshire Post)
29 Jan 2016 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, Feb 2016) (103kb)
29 Dec 2015 News from the Folly: We Need your Help (Vibrant Settle, Jan 2016) (78kb)

 

2015

29 Dec 2015 News from the Folly: We Need your Help (Vibrant Settle, Jan 2016) (78kb)
5 Dec 2015 The Folly at Settle prepares for its popular Yuletide celebrations (from The Craven Herald)
25 Nov 2015 Yuletide Special Events at the Folly (8kb)
25 Nov 2015 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, Dec 2015) (77kb)
9 Nov 2015 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Dec 2015) (77kb)
15 Oct 2015 Release your inner Viking (8kb)
10 Oct 2015 Bill Mitchell RIP (27kb)
25 Sept 2015 Yorkshire Museums, News Sept 2015: Case Study: Museum of North Craven Life: retail improvements (235kb)
15 Sept 2015 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Oct 2015) (78kb)
3 Sept 2015 Textil/Juvel: Be inspired by new textiles and jewellery from West Sweden (96kb)
3 Sept 2015 Were you in Settle in the year 2000? (Ken Jelley exhibition) (30kb)
31 Aug 2015 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, Sept 2015) (81kb)
29 Aug 2015 Chrysalis Arts: Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden (309kb); Images: Dropbox
1 Aug 2015 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Aug 2015) (8kb)
25 June 2015 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, July 2015) (81kb)
4 June 2015 'Black Burton' recalled in new display (from Westmorland Gazette)
2 June 2015 Hunting for Black Burton (81kb)
30 May 2015 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, June 2015) (81kb)
12 May 2015 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, June 2015) (83kb)
30 April 2015 Chance to enjoy bank holiday fun at The Folly - for free (from The Craven Herald)
30 April 2015 New exhibition on First World War is officially opened at Folly in Settle (from The Craven Herald)
2 April 2015 Strippers, Ostlers and Gentlemen (1Mb)
1 April 2015 New Season at The Folly (Settle & District Community News, April 2015) (85kb)
26 Feb 2015 2015 New Exhibitions & 'Phantoms in The Folly' (153kb)
1 Feb 2015 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, Feb 2015) (9kb)
1 Jan 2015 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter, Jan 2015) (7kb)

 

2014

6 Nov 2014 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Dec 2014) (8kb)
1 Nov 2014 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle, Nov 2014) (107kb)
23 Oct 2014 Volunteer Collections Assistant wins Arts Council Collections Trust Traineeship (68kb)
12 Oct 2014 The Big Draw at The Folly (26 Oct 2014) (7kb)
8 Sept 2014 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Oct 2014) (143kb)
30 Sept 2014 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle, Oct 2014) (580kb)
1 Sept 2014 'Lucky 13' played cricket on the western front (from The Yorkshire Post)
23 Aug 2014 Talk on the past 30 years of the Settle-Carlisle line (from foscl.org.uk)
21 Aug 2014 Different ways communities marked start of Great War (from The Craven Herald)
21 Aug 2014 One man's campaign to save railway artefacts (from The Craven Herald)
31 July 2014 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle, Aug 2014) (140kb)
30 July 2014 Radio interview on Drystone Radio (http://drystoneradio.com/) with Janette Talbot from the Folly about the two Exhibitions 'War Beckons' and 'Journeys Through a Family Archive': listen: MP3 (10Mb)
24 July 2014 British Legion official opens war exhibition at The Folly (from The Craven Herald)
1 July 2014 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Aug 2014) (11kb)
29 June 2014 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle, July 2014) (9kb)
22 June 2014 Last chance to see 'Make it Slow' at The Folly (114kb)
22 June 2014 Craven District Council Press Release: 'War Beckons' (243kb)
22 June 2014 New exhibition: 'Journeys Through a Family Archive' from 1 July 2014 (94kb)
16 June 2014 Training and Trenches: Excavation Open Day: 21 June 2014 (114kb)
11 May 2014 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, June 2014) (128kb)
4 April 2014 Slow down with a stunning exhibition of contemporary crafts: Make it Slow at The Folly, Settle: 15 April-29 June 2014 (249kb)
6 Mar 2014 Exhibition 15th April 2014 to 29th June 2014: 'MAKE IT SLOW' (151kb)
5 Mar 2014 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, April 2014) (180kb)
24 Feb 2014 Great War Drop-In Day: Tues 11 March 2014: Do you have any stories from the First World War? We need Your Help (171kb)
15 Jan 2014 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Feb 2014) (95kb)

 

2013

1 Dec 2013 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News, Dec 2013) (93kb)
30 Nov 2013 News from the Folly (Vibrant Settle Dec 2013) (92kb)
7 Nov 2013 Second, unidentified, Geoffrey Jenkinson: can you help? (from The Craven Herald)
31 Oct 2013 Recent acquistion of Geoffrey Jenkinson drawing of Settle (from The Craven Herald)
24 Oct 2013 Help build a picture of the Great War for exhibition at The Folly, Settle (from The Craven Herald)
18 Oct 2013 Engineers restore historic model of Giggleswick landmark (from The Craven Herald)
1 Oct 2013 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Oct 2013) (113kb)
29 Sept 2013 News from the Folly (Vibrant Settle Sept 2013) (92kb)
29 Aug 2013 News from the Folly (Vibrant Settle Aug 2013) (45kb)
1 Aug 2013 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Aug 2013) (134kb)
2 July 2013 'The Listers of Gisburn' talk by Professor Richard Hoyle: 13 July 2013 (4.4Mb)
30 June 2013 Exhibition 9 July to 3 November 2013: 'Family Stories: 150 Years of Discovery with the Yorkshire Archaeological Society' (149kb)
4 June 2013 Settle artist Sam Dalby admitted into Royal Society of Portrait Painters (from The Dalesman)
1 June 2013 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Jun 2013) (94kb)
25 April 2013 Maytime in the Folly, a weekend of family fun (922kb)
11 April 2013 'Artwork is inspired by moorland life' (391kb)
2 April 2013 'Busting the Myths about the Settle-Carlisle Railway' (145kb)
1 April 2013 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, April 2013) (93kb)
1 Mar 2013 'Climb up to the Moor' (529kb)
1 Mar 2013 Opening of Settle-Carlisle Railway Exhibition at The Folly (1.3Mb)
1 Mar 2013 News From the Folly (Vibrant Settle, Mar 2013) (66kb)
1 Feb 2013 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Feb 2013) (117kb)

2012

1 Dec 2012 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Dec 2012) (112kb)

22 Nov 2012 Christmas Comes Early to The Folly (85kb)

1 Nov 2012 News From the Folly (Vibrant Settle newsletter, Nov 2012) (91kb)

1 Oct 2012 News From the Folly (Vibrant Settle newsletter) (113kb)

2 Sept 2012 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Oct 2012) (114kb)

12 Aug 2012 Settle-Carlisle Railway evening: 31 Aug 2012 (902kb)

1 Aug 2012 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Aug 2012) (94kb)

9 July 2012 Dalesman: Dales cave offers clues to the past

5 July 2012 Yorkshire Post: In-depth look at famous Dales cave aims to unearth rich history of region

30 June 2012 New Exhibibitons - 3 July 2012 (149kb)

18 June 2012 Dalesman: Sam Dalby wins Ashley Jackson Award: 2012 Dalesman Award Winners

14 June 2012 News from The Folly (Vibrant Settle Newsletter) (110kb)

14 June 2012 Bill Mitchell at The Folly (87kb)

11 May 2012 Local printer demonstrates art of printing (89kb)

11 May 2012 Time To Celebrate (128kb)

4 May 2012 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, June 2012) (113kb)

6 April 2012 Portraits by Sam Dalby (131kb)

6 April 2012 Museum of North Craven Life Launches its 2012 Exhibitions (152kb)

15 March 2012 Appeal for Memorabilia (126kb)

15 March 2012 Appeal for Volunteers (676kb)

13 March 2012 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, April 2012) (136kb)

2 Feb 2012 News From the Folly (Settle & District Community News, Feb 2012) (115kb)

5 Jan 2012 Anne Read awarded MBE in New Year Honours 2012 (9kb)

 

2011

1 Nov 2011 News from The Folly (Nov 2011) (Settle & District Community News) (27kb)

28 Aug 2011 News from The Folly: We Made The Market Place (Community News Oct-Nov 2011) (51kb)

2 Aug 2011 News from The Folly, Aug 2011 (Settle & District Community News) (47kb)

21 July 2011: Craven Herald article and leader on launch of Appeal: see Appeal

18 July 2011 Re-enactment at The Folly (30 July 2011) (53kb)

25 June 2011 Historian Dr David Johnson to talk on the history of farming (34kb)

3 June 2011 Meet the Museum volunteers - 9 June (82kb) (poster) (206kb)

22 Feb 2011 News from The Folly, March 2011 (47kb)

10 Feb 2011 More Volunteers needed to Open The Folly Five Days a Week (45kb)

2010

1 Nov 2010 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News Nov 2010) (31kb)

29 Oct 2010 A Joint Press Release from Settle: The Folly and Linton Court Gallery (Oct 2010)) (129kb)

11 July 2010 Exhibition 31 July to 31 October, 2010: Landscapes of The Ribble (71kb)

2 July 2010 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News Aug 2010) (31kb)

1 Jun 2010 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News June 2010) (46kb)

5 May 2010 Watery Settle Walk : Friday 11 June 2010 2 pm-5 pm (1.2Mb)

22 April 2010 Acquisition of North Range (50kb)

30 Mar 2010 Exhibition: A Malham Family of Painters: Opening (50kb)

24 Mar 2010 Craven Museums gain national quality standard (Craven District Council) (53kb); see also information on Accreditation.

1 Feb 2010 Exhibition 30 March - 27 July 2010: A Malham Family of Painters (73kb)

1 Feb 2010 Events Brochure 2010 (475kb)

29 Jan 2010 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News Feb 2010) (8kb)

 

2009

22 Oct 2009 Printlink Exhibition Profiles Work of Craven Artists 14th Nov-13th Dec 2009 (113kb)

1 Aug 2009 Some sheep are on the pitch: an exhibition to celebrate one hundred years of Craven District Football Association (59kb); image available in Word version (194kb)

2 July 2009 'Sheep to ... Shawl, And Settle to South America!': the finished item (154kb)

15 June 2009 Sheep to ... Shawl? (30 June) (74kb)

9 June 2009 'Sheep: From Lamb to Loom' (June 27th - August 4th 2009) (63kb)

8 June 2009 Events June - October 2009 at The Folly (63kb)

28 April 2009 "One of the Yorkshire Dales' Greatest Characters: Tot Lord": talk by Richard Whinray: Thu 7th May 2009 Poster (48kb); Press Release (7kb)

27 April 2009 Archive Alive Exhibition April 7-June 23 2009: Celebrating North Craven Past and Present (57kb)

24 April 2009 101 things to do with old books! Community Groups Celebrate (73kb)

23 Mar 2009 Archive Alive!: Celebrating North Craven Past and Present (316kb)

22 Jan 2009 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News Feb 2009) (128kb)

22 Jan 2009 Archive Alive! - Celebrating North Craven Past and Present (Settle & District Community News Feb 2009) (93kb)

21 Jan 2009: Archive Alive!: Caring for old Documents and Photographs: (Poster, PDF, 1.2Mb). with North Yorkshire County Record Office conservator, Stephen Allen. Wednesday 25th February 2pm

2008

30 Oct 2008 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News Dec 2008) (41kb)

17 Oct 2008 Talks at Museum in November (47kb)

1 Oct 2008 Archive Alive!: Bringing history to life at The Folly (Settle & District Community News Oct 2008) (41kb)

1 Oct 2008 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News Oct 2008) (57kb)

23 Sept 2008 Drop in and draw! (The Big Draw Sun 12th Oct) (25kb)

8 Sept 2008 Heritage on your doorstep (Sun 14th Sept) - FREE! (43kb)

1 Aug 2008 Archive Alive!: Bringing history to life at The Folly (Settle & District Community News Aug 2008) (57kb)

8 July 2008 Archive Alive! - Bringing history to life (47Kb) ; 19 July launch poster: pdf (288kb), jpg (88kb)

26 April 2008 News from the Folly: the Horner Collection and Farming in Bowland exhibitions. (S&DCN June 2008) (35Kb)

21 April 2008 Annie Farrer: talk: 23 and 25 April (4Kb)

21 April 2008 'Plant Forms on Paper: A Fresh Approach': A Review by Katharine Holmes (13Kb)

14 Mar 2008 News from The Folly (Bentham News - April 2008 News April 2008) (22Kb)

14 Mar 2008 News from The Folly (Settle & District Community News April 2008) (33Kb)

11 Jan 2008 Annie Farrer: Plant Forms on Paper: a Fresh Approach 21 Mar-6 May 2008 (14Kb)

11 Jan 2008 News from the Folly (Community News article): Jan 2008 (13Kb)

2007

16 Sept 2007 Yorkshire Dales Society Heritage Day: Presentation: 'Connections' publication (pub. 2007) & exhibition (2006): powerpoint (4.8Mb) pdf (872Kb)

9 Sept 2007 News from the Folly (Community News article): Sept 2007 (37Kb)

1 July 2007 News from the Folly (Community News article): July 2007 (45Kb)

1 July 2007 Settle College Centenary Exhibition: The Folly, Settle: College goes down memory lane (515Kb)

24 Jun 2007 'Connections: artists and writers in North Craven' (2) June 2007 (44Kb)

21 Jun 2007 'Connections: artists and writers in North Craven' June 2007 (42Kb)

8 Mar 2007 News from the Folly (Door 2 Door article): Mar 2007 (40Kb)

8 Mar 2007 News from the Folly (Community News article): Mar 2007 (13Kb)

 

2006

10 Nov 2006 News from the Folly: November 2006 (14Kb)

1 Sept 2006 News from the Folly: September 2006 (14Kb)

28 Aug 2006 Heritage Open Days 2006 (5Kb)

14 Aug 2006 John Ruskin As An Artist: An illustrated talk by Stephen Wildman (22Kb)

2 July 2006 STOP PRESS: Extended Opening Hours (4Kb)

2 March 2006 2006 Opening: New Exhibition: 'Connections: artists and writers in North Craven' (21Kb)

 

2005

1 November 2005 'Christmas Waits' (32Kb)

10 October 2005 Opera cast visits 'On the Home Front' exhibition (5Kb)

31 August 2005 News from The Folly (13Kb)

1 August 2005 An Evening at The Folly: 'A Tapestry of Story and Song' (39Kb)

29 July 2005 A Tapestry of Story and Song (21Kb)

15 July 2005 School visit brings history to life for 'evacuees' (21Kb)

04 July 2005 Official opening: 'On the Home Front: North Craven in Wartime' (44Kb)

19 June 2005 On the Home Front: North Craven in wartime (40Kb)

06 May 2005 News from the Folly (35Kb)

26 April 2005 May Bank Holiday opening: Updated exhibitions and Spinning Demonstration (3Kb)

18 March 2005 2005 Opening: 'Stitching the Story' & 'Settle in World War II' (12Kb)

 

2004

16 Oct 2004 Railway model receives special visitors before half-term opening (13Kb)

11 Sept 2004 'Festive Fare': 11 Dec 2004 (26Kb)

5 Sept 2004 Derek Soames: 'Old Shops in Settle' (27Kb)

28 August 2004 Heritage Open Days in Craven 2004 (13Kb)

20 August 2004 The Settle-Carlisle Railway: Scenes from the Line (11Kb)

29 April 2004 May Bank Holiday Weekend Opening and Spinning Demonstration (3Kb)

29 March 2004 Re-opening for 2004: new Exhibitions: 'A Century of Service' & 'Education in Malhamdale' (35Kb)

 

2003

28 Oct 2003 Lillian Clark: A life of Painting (12Kb)

14 Oct 2003 Farrer illustrated talk and October half-term opening (11Kb)

6 Oct 2003 Illustrated talk: Reginald Farrer: the Boy, the Man (33Kb)

30 July 2003 New exhibition: paintings by Celia King and sculpture by Ruth Pavla Davey (27Kb)

11 July 2003 "Mountains, Plants and Gardens in the Life of Reginald Farrer": Dr John Page (28Kb)

5 April 2003 Folly re-opening for 2003: "Reginald Farrer: the Father of Rock Gardening" (29Kb)

 

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