Interlace – the Web of Wyrd?

STONE-CARVED INTERLACE ON AN ANGLO-SCANDINAVIAN GRAVE COVER AT YORK MINSTER

Yorkshire and the North-East of England boast an impressive collection of Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture, skillfully carved with interlace. Gravestones, standing stones, crosses: pieces of stone built into the walls of Continue Reading →

Dance for Christmas at Ryedale Folk Museum

Jam Liddle Hulme and Anne Smithies of Arbeau historic dancers, in Victorian costume.

Christmas is a time for fun and celebrations of every kind, and at the Ryedale Folk Museum, they’re celebrating dance. Victorian Christmas The Museum specialises in bringing a Victorian Christmas Continue Reading →

Heather Ritchie’s rag rugs bring the world to Swaledale

Heather Ritchie, Swaledale rag rug maker

Years ago, when Heather Ritchie moved to Swaledale, neighbours taught her to make  traditional, thrifty, rag rugs.  Heather was inspired to ‘paint’ with coloured rags, and her rugs became pictures. Continue Reading →

West Tanfield’s Christmas Play

  Each Christmas in West Tanfield, North Yorkshire, people come together to put on their own Christmas play. They prefer classic stories.  They’ve done the Nativity, St Nicholas, and Babushka.  Continue Reading →