The men who shaped the Dales
The lives of farming families in the Yorkshire Dales are being chronicled for posterity in a project aimed at highlighting the link between the landscape and the farmers who manage it. Volunteers will interview, photograph and record farmers, then compare this information to that gathered over the past century, to create a comprehensive record of farming in 2016–17 for future generations.
The Voices from the Land—farming and Landscape in the Yorkshire Dales project has been launched by the Farmer Network thanks to money from the heritage Lottery Fund and a grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, amounting to £27,500.
‘The Dales landscape is intrinsically linked with farming,’ comments the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Judith Donovan. ‘For centuries, it has been fashioned by the people who live and work here. This fascinating project will enable everyone who has a love and interest in the land to understand changes to the landscape and how they came about.’ Charlotte Cooper
The Yorkshire Dales and the farmers who work on them are the subject of a new project