October 2013

Memories of the Roseland

Posted on: 29th October 2013 No Comments

Over the course of this project we have collected a variety of recordings and photographs within 5 communities in Cornwall. In the Roseland we spent time with a selection of people who had lived in the area their entire lifetimes, one who was 99 years old. Here are some of the films created from these interviews- […]

Some archive photos of farming in Manaccan

Posted on: 19th October 2013 No Comments

Over the weekend of ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton, I was happy to meet Sandra, who’s family had farmed Rosemorder Farm in Manaccan for generations. Sandra had brought with her some amazing family photographs, which have now been scanned for archive. Here are just a few…

“Anything to keep us out!” Memories of St.Mawes castle

Posted on: 16th October 2013 No Comments

Earlier this year we organised a memory walk at St.Mawes castle, exploring the castle and recording peoples memories as we went around. We chose a beautiful Spring day and there were some fantastic local stories of the castle, some of which are within this short film: "Anything to keep us out!" Memories of St.Mawes Castle […]

Dancing on the farm with Altarnun school

Posted on: 10th October 2013 No Comments

Following a farm visit and series of follow-on workshops with Gemma Kempthorne from Trefranck farm, year 5 & 6 junior children choreographed and performed this brilliant piece of dance. Despite only having a morning back on the farm to film this, the children did a great job and enjoyed watching the film in their leavers […]

Women of the land

Posted on: 7th October 2013 No Comments

This weekend was ‘Myrhes Kernow- Daughters of Cornwall,’ a conference led by the Institute of Cornish Studies and held at Penryn. There were some really interesting talks over the day, and some great stories of inspirational women. Farming is often depicted as a masculine industry, however women have played a key role in the running of […]

Crying the neck, Cornish feasts & corn dolly’s at Gunwen

Posted on: 2nd October 2013 No Comments

What a brilliant 3 days we had over our recent event at Gunwen Chapel in Luxulyan. The event kicked off with a crying the neck ceremony with the 3 local primary schools, Luxulyan, Lanivet and Lanlivery, followed by corn dolly making with Kath Strang. The same evening, another crying the neck ceremony was led by […]