Portrait of Ingleborough – a big hill in a small space

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10 November 2018 – 11 January 2019

 Many walkers know Ingleborough as the last and most challenging of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

But there is much more to this hill than the average walker sees. 

The  collection of photographs  that make up this exhibition illustrate how people live, enjoy and work on and around the peak.

 The photographs, taken by resident Hilary Fenten, are a snapshot in time of the area’s social history, showing how people – locals and visitors – connect to the land and its communities.

 The collection includes a wide representation of jobs, trades, characters and events throughout the Ingleborough area and through the changing seasons.

 A number of historical images, from the Back in Settle and Capturing the Past collections, are displayed alongside the portraits, to show how some things clearly change while others seem to remain constant.

 This exhibition is being funded through Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The exhibition at the Gallery completes a series of showings across North Craven that began at the Folly in Settle in September and has included displays at both Ribblehead and Horton in Ribblesdale railway stations. The display at the Gallery has been specially designed to ensure that the story of the area’s big hill fits into our own small gallery.

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