Overview & description
‘1917: Mud & Misery’ exhibition
Tuesday 4th July – Sunday 29th October 2017
The forth in a series of exhibitions at The Folly in Settle following the people of North Craven throughout the Great War who struggled through the mud and misery of 1917, but showed fortitude and courage when faced with hell on earth.
In a year dominated by the dreadful battles of Arras and Passchendaele, the exhibition follows the fortunes of two local battalions, the 6th and 10th Battalions of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, both of which played their part in those battles, where the lives of many local lads were lost.
The exhibition also focuses on the individual stories of those left behind, such as the young farmer who, too young to go to war, kept snippets from the newspapers in his wallet all his life, about his friends who were killed, and the mother who never gave up hope and looked for her son to come home every day until she died.
The exhibition is organised in association with the Craven and the First World War project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
16 and under: FREE
Tuesday: 10.30 – 16.30
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays: 13.30 – 16.30
|Tickets||Adults £2.70. Concessions: £2.20. 16 and under: FREE|