Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ryedale Folk Museum finally achieves best in category!
Yorkshire in Bloom: Gold Rose Award & Category Winner : Visitor Attractions

‘Hard on the heels of their recent successful opening of the Harrison display, the Fold Yard and the ever popular T G Willey photograph and camera exhibitions, Ryedale Folk Museum are thrilled to announce that they have been chosen, out of all the entries, to receive a Golden Rose Award and to top it off, best in category in the extremely prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom competition. All this to crown a successful season.’ Kevin Simms Museum Director.
 After many years of entering Yorkshire in Bloom, Ryedale Folk Museum has finally achieved Best in Category! Out of all the attractions that entered the museum is extremely proud to have won in its category from the whole of Yorkshire. After the opening of three new collections it really does top off a great year, and it couldn’t be done without our team of volunteers.
 ‘We couldn’t of done it without all the hard work put in by the staff, volunteers and Welburn Hall School’
 Judges Comments
‘Ryedale Folk Museum is a well established entry in Yorkshire in Bloom, competing for many years. They continue to impress the judges every year with innovative new ideas implemented to the infrastructure and planting and events held in the grounds.’
Areas of Achievement:
‘Congratulations on the new 'fold yard' and the sensory garden with raised beds for disabled children. The wildflower meadow & Allotments were also mentioned. Excellent work’
Keep up the good work and congratulations to management and volunteers’

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A Bit Of Maintenance On The Massey Ferguson 135

Today, there was much activity in the museum workshop, especially on the old MF 135. John Paul was fitting a new speedo on this tractor as the old one had been broken for ages. I gave him a hand, but unfortunately we discovered the cable had broken between the speedo and gearbox, so we ordered a new cable as well. We also shifted a bit of machinery around with the view to a bit of restoration of tractors and implements to their former glory.
Speedo with 0 hours on the clock
Volunteers John Paul & John Nichol

One Ruston & Hornsby Seed Drill 

I found this documentary on You Tube about Massey Ferguson production in Canada, the U.S and Britain. They don't make em like they used to eh?

Jonathan S

Friday, 7 September 2012

Europe at War ! - Saturday & Sunday 8th and 9th September

Join us at the Museum this weekend for our popular Second World War living history event - Europe at War !