February 2013

Discovering Bee boles…

Posted on: 22nd February 2013 1 Comment

The other week whilst visiting Trewey Farm in Zennor, farmer Harry Mann kindly shared with me his bee boles! “Do you know what a bee bole is?!” he asked whilst we bumped along in his range rover, “No idea…”  I soon found out and here they are… 2 rectangular holes built into an old wall. […]

Heather’s Story- Always a pleasure…

Posted on: 11th February 2013 No Comments

Heather's Story- Childhood memories of farming in Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story that we have made by editing down an oral history interview and linking this with images. This is the story of Heather Rogers, a livestock farmer from near St.Ives. This story gives a taster of Heathers life on […]

Man, Machine and Nature… Combining by Brindley Hosken

Posted on: 5th February 2013 No Comments

Here’s another of Brindley’s tales of farming near Manaccan. One August day some thirty summers ago, I was chosen to drive the combine for the day. I filled it up with diesel and drove out to the Griddle where a lovely crop of barley was waiting for me. I set the combine up and then […]

So many memories at Helston Folk Museum

Posted on: 4th February 2013 2 Comments

A huge thanks to everyone who came to the Memory Day we held in collaboration with Helston Folk Museum and Kestle Barton last Saturday. The museum had selected some fascinating objects and photographs to display from their archive, inspiring some brilliant storytelling and reminiscing. We had a great turn out and, as ‘The Dark Rooms’ […]

Mystery solved!

Posted on: 1st February 2013 No Comments

Here is artist Lousie McClary on her recent discoveries around her local fields… I have been having a lovely time drawing down at Bonnal farm, wandering the lanes and watching the trees start to form those lovely red tops now the buds are getting ready to burst forth. I found a fantastic field with beautiful […]