Tom Twisleton - Talk

Discover the story of Tom Twisleton, Craven poet and temperance advocate.
Join Hazel Richardson, Heritage Project Officer at Settle Stories who has spent the last 18 months working with young people across Craven, engaging them with local heritage and helping them engage the rest of the community through the Tom Twilseton 100 project, in this final event marking the closure of the project.
Hear more about the successfull project which has engaged over 60 young people, seen the most popular exhibition on record at the Folly, Musuem of North Craven Life and reached hundreds of local people. Hear Tom's poems, read in Dialect by local people, recored on CD. 
Tom died over 100 years ago but his poems brought to life characters from Yorkshire who we still might recognise today. Poems range from comical poems about a drunken woman in Settle market place on market day or hypocritical church goers to the heart breaking poem of a young 19 year old killed while working on settle Carlisle railway. They let us into a world of farming life & yorkshire folk of 150 years, to a world of Temperance meetings and Penny Readings.  During the talk you are welcome to share your own stories of Yorkshire and how life used to be. 
Free entry, taking place at Skipton Library - please book a free place below. Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of refreshments. 
Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 10:45am
45 mins
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