Thursday, 26 May 2016
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.
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Last Friday day we had a test run of the roller grinder mill powered by the Lister stationary engine. We still have some minor things to fix on both, but overall it was successful.
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Friday, 6 May 2016
After some spluttering, it runs!
For more information about the Lister company which was founded in 1867, please check this link.
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.
Friday, 12 February 2016
Friday, 11 December 2015
A few more photographs from the free Christmas Weekend of volunteers and activities.
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Thursday, 10 December 2015
|Cornfield in October|
|Cornfield with Mystery Man|
Sunday, 6 December 2015
Museum volunteer Jo demonstrates how to make an orange pomander for Christmas.
Here are a few photos of some of today' events at the museum, the children really enjoyed the crafts and it managed to stay fine - a miracle. JMS
|Model Village covered in temporary snow|
|The Carousel playing carols|
|Stallholders setting up in the Gallery|
|Kath & Jo|
|Children enjoying the crafts|
Friday, 4 December 2015
Free Christmas Weekend 5th - 6th December 2015
Merry Christmas Everyone
This weekend it's free admission all weekend 1000hrs - 1530hrs.
Come and join us for delicious warm mince pies
There will be various stalls offering artisan goods for sale and children's crafts as well as the usual museum attractions BUT THIS WEEKEND IT'S FREE
Friday, 20 November 2015
Visitors may have noticed the sorry state of the School House. Sadly, the weather has taken its toll on the wooden panels and the roof. The situation has been made worse by the the overhanging trees which do not allow the building to dry out. As a temporary measure, volunteers recently removed a lot of the branches and put a tarpaulin over the roof. Having use of a chainsaw and Landrover with a winch made the task much easier. This will provide a temporary solution but in the new year the building will have to have more longlasting restoration including the addition of proper guttering.