Dolls and teddy bears have a special place in the hearts of many of of us. They stir memories of childhood and almost everyone has a favourite doll or teddy with untold stories to be discovered. This project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you have a story about dolls to share, please get in touch. We'd love to record your story and share it on this page.
If you'd like to be a story collector we'd also love to hear from you. We can show you how to collect stories and record them so they can be enjoyed for future generations.
You can find out more about the history of dolls as well as news about dolls house collections in Yorkshire. You can download the My Favourite Doll family activity book here. You will find lots of family activities.
In the meantime enjoy the stories of dolls and teddies we have collected. These were collected in 2018 by local people in the Craven area.
Listen to the stories by clicking on the links below.