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Events: 2013

Events Brochure 2013: pdf (1.6Mb)

Events 2013
Sat 13-Apr-2013Talk:
Nigel Mussett
‘Settle-Carlisle Railway: Busting the Myths’
Tickets £6; 7.30pm
Please note that on some leaflets, this event is shown as a Friday: it is a Saturday event
Sat 04-May-2013Sat 4 - Mon 6 May 2013:1-4pm
Family Activity Weekend:
Maytime in The Folly
Come along, dress up and join in!
Information on this event (news item): Maytime in the Folly, a weekend of family fun (PDF, 922kb)
Sat 18-May-2013Talk:
Judith Bromley
‘Climbing up to the Moor: the Story of an Exhibition’
Tickets £6; 7pm
Thu 30-May-2013Family Workshop:
Judith Bromley
Help us add to ‘Ground Cover’ our moorland floor installation
Donations invited to cover cost of materials
Fri 28-Jun-2013Talk: Philip Abbott: 'Three Brothers against Napoleon: the Dawson Family at War'
Tickets £6; 7.30pm

Philip Abbott, Librarian and Archivist at the Royal Armouries, will use extracts from the Dawson Papers supplemented by records from the National Archives and other original sources to investigate the lives of Henry and Charles Dawson who fought with the 52nd Light Infantry Regiment during the Napoleonic Wars, and what this tells us about the experiences of young men in the Wellington's Army.


Sat 13-Jul-2013The Folly is closed during the day for a special event
Sat 13-Jul-2013Talk: Professor Richard Hoyle
‘The Listers of Gisburn: from Craven Yeomen to the House of Lords, c1550-1797’
Tickets £6; 7pm
Wed 24-Jul-2013Re-enactments:
Ingleborough Archaeology Group
‘Craven’s Past: Bringing Documents to Life’
Find out how your ancestors drew up their wills
Tickets £3; 11am and 2pm
Please note that on some leaflets the time of the second re-enactment is given as 4pm: this is incorrect: it is 2pm
Thurs 1-Aug-2013Yorkshire Day Supper 7.30pm
Yorkshire Fare, Quiz & Raffle, Recital in Dialect
Tickets £12.50 from The Folly in advance or contact 01729 822893 (last day for bookings 26th July)

An attractive Yorkshire Day Supper at the Folly for August 1 at 7.30pm. On the menu: locally sourced beef with Yorkshire Pudding and vegetables accompanied by Yorkshire beer or a soft drink. For dessert: Yorkshire Curd tart, and, coffee and parkin.

Sat 03-Aug-2013Sat 3 - Sun 4 August,1 - 4pm
Family Activity Weekend: Fun in The Folly! Dress-up and get involved


Sat 10-Aug-2013Talk: 7.30pm: Peter Brears:
Yorkshire Housekeeping & Food: The Archival Evidence
Tickets £6
[Please note: this event is an addition of the published Events programme leaflet]

On Saturday10 August at 7.30 pm in The Folly, Peter Brears, one of Britain's leading food historians will be talking about Yorkshire housekeeping and food, using evidence from his extensive collection of archives. Formerly director of York's Castle Museum and for 15 years director of Leeds City Museums, Peter has carried out research projects and re-enactments at many historic venues, including Hampton Court Palace and Harewood House, where he often designs seasonal food events. Tickets are £6, including refreshments and can be booked on 01729 822893 or from The Folly


Wed 14-Aug-2013Workshop 2-4.30pm:
N. Yorks. County Record Office Staff
‘Family History in the Archives: an Afternoon Teach-in’

On Wednesday14 August from 2 – 4.30 pm everyone with an interest in family and local history will have the chance to learn how to make the most of the collections at the North Yorkshire County Record Office, when Keith Sweetmore (County Archivist) and Ellen Southwell share their knowledge and expertise. As well as looking at a range of general sources they will give practical examples based on sources local to this area, including the fascinating account book of William Carr, an early 18th century Settle mercer with customers all over Craven. Tickets for this event are £6, including refreshments and can be booked on 01729 822893 or from The Folly


Sat 07-Sep-2013Family Activity: 2-4pm
Quills, Seals and Ciphers
Write your own document and have fun with codes
Sat 07-Sep-2013Talk: Shirley Jones, West Yorkshire Archive Service
‘Counting Sheep! How We Restored the Fountains Abbey Stock Book’
Tickets £6; 7pm
Sun 15-Sep-2013Heritage Open Day: (
Free entry to The Folly: 17th Century building with historic features, exhibitions and quiz
Fri 20-Sep-2013Talk: Dr David Johnson
‘Aspects of the Historical Landscape of North Craven: from Balks and Bercaries to Butts and Beastgaits’
Tickets £6; 7.30pm
Only a few isolated areas of Craven can be described as a natural landscape. Most of the land has been managed and modified through the centuries as farmers, landowners and institutions such as monastic foundations worked the land to maximum advantage. The North Craven landscape can be described as a kaleidoscope where clear signs of successive layers of occupation and land use can still be seen on the ground. This talk will consider various forms of evidence that illustrate how the land has been used in the medieval and post-medieval periods, including clues on the ground and in documents.
Thu 10-Oct-2013Settle Storytelling Festival
‘Ignite: an Evening of Stories and Fire with Festival Storytellers’
Tickets £12 / £10 & discounts at:; 7.30pm
Sun 20-Oct-2013Family Activity: The Big Draw (The Campaign for Drawing)
National annual event led by award winning artist Sam Dalby
Tues 05-Nov-2013Drop-In Day 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Please bring in any local memorabilia with 1st World War associations which we could display in our exhibition next year
Sat 30-Nov-2013Family Activity:
Christmas Fun at The Folly Before Settle lights switch-on
Free entry to house and exhibitions; 12-3pm
Sat 07-Dec-2013Concert:
‘A 17th Century Christmas with the Leeds Waits’
Tickets £10 including refreshments; 7.30pm

The Folly is very pleased indeed to see the return of the Leeds Waits for a '17th Century Christmas'. It will be an evening of great fun with lots of music and banter, period costumes, period instruments and audience participation. The last visit of the Leeds Waits was a sell out so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Tue 10-Dec-2013Yuletide Event
Drop in for mulled wine and mince pies and a last chance to see our 2013 exhibitions
Free admission / Refreshments £3.50; 10am-12 noon

Paper leaflet sponsored by Settle and District Community News, Rotary Club of Settle and Vibrant Settle


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