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Behind the scenes at the Vogue Folk story

Back in early April, the Museum's director was invited to be photographed for a special Vogue photographic portfolio, showcasing the rise in interest in British Folklore. Shot over three days in a studio in London by Tim Walker, various facet's of British Folk Culture were represented for a twelve page story entitled, 'Merrie England', which is now out across the UK as well as being available internationally. Customs such as the Haxey Hood, the Hunting of the Earl of Rhone, the Castleton Garland Day and Morris and Hoddening groups, were all gathered together along with young contemporary Folk singers, a Witch and the youngest champion dry stone waller in the UK. Vogue allowed MoBF to take some behind the scenes photographs of this very unusual shoot.