0 Have your say As Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales is republished to mark its 50th anniversary, Sarah Freeman celebrates the formidable double act who captured fast-disappearing customs in all their glory. Visitors to the 17th century stone cottage in Askrigg which Marie Hartley shared with her friend and collaborator Joan Ingilby often had to clear a space before they sat down to share a pot of tea. There were oatcake racks, irons used to mould the shape of clogs and obscure tools which had belonged to some long departed craftsman. To most they looked like junk, but to Hartley and Ingilby they were reminders of a way of life which had been made redundant by mechanisation and mass production. Together Hartley, who was also an artist who had trained at the Slade, and Ingilby, whose family seat was Ripley Castle, became self-appointed historians of the Dales. Their ever growing collection of artefacts would lead to the foundation of the Dales Countryside Museum and their landmark book Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales, first published in 1968, set an early benchmark for the recording of social history. “I feel a little guilty as even I had dismissed… Read full this story
- Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen, 45, talks plans for TENTH child: 'Wait and see'
- Remembering Justin Wilson
- Emmerdale spoilers: Kim Tate’s cause of death unveiled?
What life really used to be like in Yorkshire Dales have 225 words, post on www.yorkshirepost.co.uk at March 17, 2018. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.