Old skills in spotlight

Lulu Lennox, 3, from Ripon, taking part in the Big Weave at the Ripon Workhouse Museum
Lulu Lennox, 3, from Ripon, taking part in the Big Weave at the Ripon Workhouse Museum
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Lulu Lennox, three, from Ripon was one of the children provided with an insight into crafts through the centuries at a Yorkshire museum.

More than 400 visitors were this week given a taste of 13 traditional crafts ranging from weaving and corn-dolly making to pole-lathe turning and lace-making at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon. Other events included a demonstration by a blacksmith and folk music.

Ripon Museums Trust’s Sue Dalton said: “The Workhouse Museum is about showing how people used to live, and this event gave visitors an insight into some of the traditional crafts that have evolved throughout the centuries.”

Picture: gary Longbottom.