THE new season at The Folly, Settle, gets under way on Tuesday - with two hugely contrasting exhibitions.

1916: Chronicles of Courage is the third in the museum's series of World War One exhibitions, in association with the Heritage Lottery-funded Craven and the First World War project.

1916 was a momentous year, in which the people of Craven played their part with great courage. It was the year in which conscription was introduced and conscientious objectors stood up for their beliefs; and it was the year in which terrible battles were fought off Jutland and best-known of all on the Somme.

"Our displays tell the stories of local men and women who served their country in many different ways: in the medical services and ambulance units as well as fighting in the trenches and at sea," said curator Anne Read. "We have followed the progress of many individuals and revealed acts of great bravery and humanity.

"Visitors can experience graphic reconstructions of life on the battlefield through installations of a section of trench and a regimental first-aid post fitted out with medical and surgical equipment of the period."

The second exhibition, Back in Settle, has been inspired by a Facebook group set up around three years ago by local man Mick Harrison to share stories and old photographs from the Settle area. There are now almost 1,600 people involved from all over the world.

"The best thing about our exhibition is that it has been curated by a team from the group who add in their own memories and stories," said Anne. "It's about people: old friends, workmates, local characters – maybe even a photo of you you haven't seen before! It's also about places and how they've changed or maybe even disappeared."

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