Sunday, 30 May 2010

Music in the Museum

Monday 31st May is the last day of our fantastic music festival
Come along and listen to some world class music as you look around the musuem

John L

Apprentice 2

Hey everyone,

Hope you are all ok.

June is nearly upon us. (Hope we get better weather!!!)
We have got the WW II fortnight. That will be amazing! We have also got the May / June half term. If anyone is available to help out, come on up.
(Organisation is really important!!!)

I have been to college. Showing presentations in front of the other people at college. It was pretty awesome.

These are some of the main things I have been working on.

See you all later.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Classic Car Rally

Sunday 23rd May 2010 saw a huge variety of classic cars gather at the museum.  The cars looked at their best in the glorious sunshine! Have a look at the video below to see some footage of the day.


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Elphi The Ryedale Hob Dolls

Artist Corrinne Lapierre currently has an exhibition on in the Manor House at the Museum, she has also created some fantastic Elphi Dolls which are now on sale in the Museum shop.

You can also buy make your own Elphi doll kits.


British Museum - Silver Spoon Listing

The story of Robin Butler finding the incredibly old siver spoon whilst conserving the Harome Manor House for Ryedale Folk Museum has been told previously on the blog:

However Ryedale Folk Museum was recently made aware of the British Museum's online link detailing the spoon and crediting Museum Blacksmith Robin Butler with finding it.  To have a look at the British Museums listing of the object go to:¤tPage=1

The spoon (dated 1510) was acquired by the British Museum as Treasure Trove in 1976,  A replica of the spoon can be seen in Ryedale Folk Museum's Manor House.


Friday, 14 May 2010


Hello again.
Sorry for not writing in such a long time.
Recently at the museum, I have been helping with the May Event – May Morris Dancing (Maypole Dancing) was great fun, and I was in ‘Stang End’ cooking some potato and onion and cheese fritter’s
Emma quotes – “they are the best food ever!”

The Recipe is:-
Serves 8
4 Large Onions
Bread crumbs
16 Potatoes (mashed)
2 blocks of cheese (I used mature coloured cheddar!)
1 Egg
1 Clove of Garlic
3 Kg’s Plain Four
And any fat, I used Sunflower Oil, but you could use Lard, or butter to brown and burn to crisp up.
1 kg Carrots

Get your Potatoes on the boil.
Peel and grate carrots.
Make your bread crumbs add flour to it (put in separate bowl)
When potatoes are boiled, grate them into the same bowl as the carrots.
Add some flour gradually or it will be to dry.
Add the crushed Garlic.
And at the last minute, add the finely chopped onions and all the cheese.
Mix together and add flour if it is too wet’a consistency. (it should stick to a nice ball shape)
Make sure the oil is very hot, and shallow fry it using an egg, do a egg wash and then roll in bread crumbs.
Place in the hot pan, be careful though as it will spit a bit, then leave on each side for about 5 minutes each.

It should be about 40% cheese and 30% Potato and 20% Onions and 10% everything else.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Shared Horizon - Young Asylum Seekers at Museum

Young asylum seekers who have taken part in Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Shared Horizon Photography Project, recently visited the museum to continue their work and to see what Ryedale Folk Museum had to offer.  Volunteer and photographer Alan Clarke spent the day with the group, touring the museum and discussed photogrpahy and life in Ryedale.  The group were all incredibly enthusiastic and interested in the museum and seemed to have a great time.  See the videos below for some inspiring voices of young asylum seekers living in Yorkshire.

Carrie Gough

Apprentice 2

Hi everyone,

Its May. Where is this year going?!!!
Sorry for not writing for a long time!!!
Its amazing how much you can do in just a few months. I have been to college with David and we are preparing a PowerPoint presentation to show in front of the other students at college. This is taking quite some time but we will get there in the end. I find doing presentations really useful because I am able to talk without trembling as much. (This job has gave me so much confidence!!!)
Easter was a great success and I really enjoyed it. I am also happy that my mum and two sisters came. Don't know what I would have done without the extra pair of hands. Overall I would like to thank everybody who helped over Easter, those two weeks were amazing.
On the subject of organising events I organised May Day. This was awesome because I went to Minster FM and I recorded an advert advertising May Day. When I heard myself on the radio I was just smiling. It felt a bit weird but I loved it. Also May Day was a great day. Unfortunately the weather wasn't lovely but we still got quite a few visitors in. Again I would like to thank everybody who helped with May Day.
Also yesterday Helen and I managed to restore all the collections and got them safely in the stores. That was quite a hard job but we got there in the end. Its a lovely word I call "TEAMWORK!!!"
I have also been busy painting signs for the 18th Century weekend. That is this weekend. 15th and 16th May.
As you can see very busy!!!
See you all later.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Ryedale Folk Weekend


Don't forget that it is the Ryedale Folk Weekend May 29th-31st. Have a look at the Myspace page: .

Musicians come from far and wide to play here at Hutton-le-Hole, and there's stuff to do for all the family.

Here is a sample of some music from Brother Crow. Enjoy and get your tickets before they all go.

Jonathan S

Let The Dance Go On (Brother Crow)

Brother Crow | MySpace Music Videos

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Exciting Events Coming Up In June

First World War Hospitals Display

Eileen Brereton from The Red Cross - Northallerton has put up a display in Fat Bettys featuring artifacts and information on First World War hospitals in the Ryedale area.  Come take a look whilst enjoying a drink and a slice of cake.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spring Time Animals

Have a look at the video to see the Museum's spring chickens and their chicks as well as new Lincolnshire curly-coated piglets. The piglets haven't quite developed their full curly coats yet but they are getting there.