HERE'S a chance to enjoy a bank holiday visit to one of Craven most historic buildings - and for free.

On Sunday and Monday every visitor with a voucher from the Craven Herald can enjoy free admission to The Folly in Settle. Children 16 and under are free at all times.

This fascinating building, dating from1679, has many original features, and has had an unusual history, with a variety of uses over the years.

Today The Folly is the home of the Museum of North Craven Life.

Visitors can climb the fine timber staircase to explore rooms that reveal how the people of North Craven used to live. Don't miss the Settle Carlisle room, containing the story of the world-famous railway line.

Even if you have visited The Folly before there are two brilliant new exhibitions to enjoy.

'A Community Skill' tells the story of Yorkshire's own 'grim potteries' on the idyllic banks of the River Greta in North Craven. More than 60 pots are on display, possibly the largest collection in Yorkshire.

Meanwhile on the top floor there is '1915: Reality Hits Home' , which takes the visitors back 100 years, to the second year of the First World War.

Young visitors will be well entertained with quizzes, games and discovery trails, with something to do on every floor.

During the last bank holiday there was great fun to be had at the sell-out Easter party, an afternoon packed with fun and party food, as the faces of the youngsters in the Bunny Hop tournament and the amazing Faberge style eggs they created illustrate all too well.

Bookings are already being taken for activity afternoons in August. Anyone interested can find out more at

l Our History feature on Page 60 looks at the growing impact on Craven of being at war in 1915 as the local battalion reached the Western Front.