May 2013

Skinny dipping at Prussia Cove…

Posted on: 31st May 2013 No Comments

Everyone likes getting post, and this week I was very excited to receive 2 hand-written stories by Joy Micallef, who I met at the Memory Day at Helston Museum earlier this year. Joy, who came to Cornwall as a Land Girl in the war, has a fascinating story of her own (which I will publish soon) and […]

3 O’Clock in the Morning and the alarm goes off…

Posted on: 27th May 2013 No Comments

It may be bank holiday weekend for some of us but farmers certainly don’t work a 9 till 5… Here’s another great short story thanks to farmer Brindley Hosken… Farming in Meneage BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I reach out from the bed, scat over the lamp; knock over a book and at last stop that infernal din. My […]

A chance to record your stories/poems for ‘Tallys an Tir’

Posted on: 23rd May 2013 No Comments

We have decided to hold a day for audio recordings on Monday 3rd June at Tremough Campus in Penryn and are welcoming anyone with short stories/poems that they would like to record, to get in touch. There are some great storytellers and poets in Cornwall and a few people have expressed to us that they […]

The Cornish Tradition of ‘Crying the Neck’

Posted on: 21st May 2013 No Comments

Memories of Crying the Neck in Zennor, Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story, made as part of ‘Tallys an Tir,‘ that brings together old cine film footage with the voice of farmer John Bennallick from St.Wenn. The ‘Crying the Neck‘ ceremony is really interesting when thinking about our relationship with the […]

Time on the farm… Art Week with South Petherwin School

Posted on: 16th May 2013 No Comments

Gemma, Ali, Kim and myself recently spent a fun filled 3 days working with South Petherwin School for their Art week. Here are a few more photographs of our time spent with the school. Day one involved a farm visit to Rosehip Barn at Trefranck Farm, where the children did some responsive movement work with […]

“Oak, oak oak, come’on”

Posted on: 14th May 2013 No Comments

Yesterday we presented some of the work collected during ‘Tallys an Tir’ as part of the ‘Studying Memory & Place‘ event at the Cornwall Centre in Redruth. We had a good turn-out with some great storytelling. Our relationships with animals featured in most of these stories, including horses which would wait outside the pub for their […]

Ivan the bull travelled by train….

Posted on: 9th May 2013 No Comments

Steve's Story- Livestock Farming through the generations from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story, created for Tallys an Tir, made working with Steve who farms near St.Breward on Bodmin Moor. Coming from a line of farmers and with 2 of his sons already farming with him, Steve has some great stories to tell. […]

Reed combing in Manaccan

Posted on: 7th May 2013 No Comments

Throughout the project people have kindly donated and shared their photographs with us. Here are some images of reed combing and a short description, with thanks to local Chris Harris. If you have any memories of working with this set-up then please get in touch. Above are photos (probably late 1970’s) of the system, still […]

Mickie as a Land Girl…

Posted on: 2nd May 2013 No Comments

Today I went to see Mickie again to show her the films that I made after interviewing her last year and making copies of her photos. Myself and Angie were treated to tea and cake, in her finest cups and saucers, and plenty more wonderful stories from Mickie- her memory is incredible. Watching the stories […]

Having a go at hand milking…

Posted on: 1st May 2013 No Comments

On one of our recent workshops in primary schools, we were joined in the classroom by a rather large guest… a cow, complete with working udders, courtesy of Veronica from FACE (the charity Farming & Countryside Education). The children had great fun trying hand milking and learning about changes to farming practices. Over the day […]