Heritage of the Wolds

Discovering your heritage – these videos show the Heritage of the Yorkshire Wolds over the last hundred or so years.

Heritage of the Wolds

1. The Yorkshire Wolds – first in the heritage of the wolds series. This program shows how the wolds where formed by ice and water. It then outlines where the wolds actually are and ask pupils to start and look at their local area in preparation for following programs which will show how this might have changed and why.

2. What was a Victorian Farm like – Looks at how farming changed from the medieval strip farming system and how the Victorians developed and mechanised farming, with an emphasis on the Yorkshire Wolds.

  • Archive images credited in video by names listed below are reproduced by kind permission of following people or organisations:
  • High Wolds – High Wolds Heritage Group
  • MERL – Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading. http://www.reading.ac.uk/merl/
  • Murton Park – Murton Park Yorkshire Museum of Farming http://www.murtonpark.co.uk/
  • The New Dishley Society http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/newdishley/
  • Ryedale – Ryedale Folk Museum
  • R Stephenson – Robert Stephenson retired farmer
  • S Harrison – Stephen Harrison, A Time to Reap: A celebration of East Yorkshire’s agricultural history, Driffield, Driffield Agricultural Society, 2000′

3. What was is like living in a Victorian Village?– How did the Victorian farmers wife help on the farm? We also look at what it was like in a Victorian village, including the trades people who lived there such as Blacksmiths, Wheelwrights and Millers. We also ask pupils to see if they can find any evidence of what trades used to work in their local area and what trades are there now.

  • Archive images credited in video by names listed below are reproduced by kind permission of following people or organi
  • High Wolds – Dr Colin Hayfield and the High Wolds Heritage Group
  • Murton Park – Murton Park Yorkshire Museum of Farming http://www.murtonpark.co.uk/
  • The New Dishley Society http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/newdishley/
  • Ryedale – Ryedale Folk Museum
  • R Stephenson – Robert Stephenson retired farmer
  • S Harrison – Stephen Harrison, A Time to Reap: A celebration of East Yorkshire’s agricultural history, Driffield, Driffield Agricultural Society, 2000′
  • Local tradesmen for allowing me to film them at work
  • C Milson – Electrician
  • Hall & Featherstone Ltd – Plumbers
  • Dave Beadle – Beadle Motors car mechanics

4. Horse Power – important, then and now! Shows the part horses have played in the countryside, on farms, in war and still today saving our environment.

  • Archive images credited in video by names listed below are reproduced by kind permission of following people or organi
  • Archive images credited in video by names listed below are reproduced by kind permission of following people or organisations: 
  • High Wolds – Dr Colin Hayfield and the High Wolds Heritage Group
  • Murton Park – Murton Park Yorkshire Museum of Farming http://www.murtonpark.co.uk/
  • Ryedale – Ryedale Folk Museum
  • G Ellerington – retired farmer
  • R Stephenson – Robert Stephenson retired farmer
  • S Harrison – Stephen Harrison, A Time to Reap: A celebration of East Yorkshire’s agricultural history, Driffield, Driffield Agricultural Society, 2000′
  • WWI Photos – Jane Jones  http://www.WW1Photos.com
  • Waggoners – Waggoners Museum Sledmere

5. Yorkshire Wolds WWII Memories – See some of the things which happened on the Yorkshire Wolds during World War 2. Features memories from several local people who experienced it first hand, Hull Blitz, Evacuees and POWs

6. Yorkshire Wolds from WWII to the future – Looks at how the nation was still short of food even after World War 2 had ended and as a result farmers where encouraged to grow as much food as possible. The program then looks how the Wolds are still changing today and will in the future – highlighting some of the choices your pupils may have to make in the future.

Discovering your heritage – the ‘Yorkshire Wolds Heritage’ program sections was funded by the “Coast Wolds Waterways and Wetlands”  project part of the Defra RDPE – see more on the EU Commission’s rural development page