‘Archive photos & footage’ Category

The Rhoda Mary and other Ferris boats

Posted on: 16th June 2017 2 Comments

We are delighted to share this film in which 4 members of the Ferris family discuss their family boatbuilding heritage, as well as present day links to the industry. Stories of the Rhoda Mary, a famed West Country schooner, as well as tales about it’s designer William ‘Foreman’ Ferris, have passed down the generations, and this […]

‘A Landscape Layered with Stories’ film

Posted on: 2nd November 2016 No Comments

The exhibition may be over, but the film we created lives on and we are delighted to share it here… This film is the culmination of many hours spent perched on Carn Grey rock, in all weathers, with a group of local people willing to share their intimate memories of this natural landmark and its […]

Seeking Merchant Schooner Memories

Posted on: 19th September 2016 6 Comments

Storylines are excited to be embarking on a new venture and we are now on the hunt for stories of merchant topsail schooners from Cornwall and beyond. We are delighted to be delivering the project in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project and are beginning with an informal gathering at Devoran Village Hall on Sunday 16 October, 2-5pm. We […]

Visit to Wadebridge for Landmark Travels

Posted on: 24th February 2016 1 Comment

In late January, Storylines went up North! Well, North Cornwall to be precise, on the search for more stories, this time as part to the Landmark Travels Project. We certainly packed it in over the 3 days we were there, staying in Edmonton for a couple of nights to cut down on travelling. The constant […]

Delving into personal archives… the recordings commence!

Posted on: 22nd January 2016 No Comments

The ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project in Praze is now in full swing, and we are looking forward to bringing the community group and children from Crowan Primary School together in a couple of weeks. Of course the children have already listening to stories from the adults they will meet through recordings of school days that were […]

A journey around Cornwall in 1907

Posted on: 8th December 2014 No Comments

It’s always a privilege to hear peoples stories and look at family photographs. The focus of this film is a very special family album that documents Cornwall in 1907 through a 3 month long journey of 2 cousins who came from the USA to Cornwall to visit their family. In this short film, cousins Margaret […]

Coronation Cottages- a story by Trevor Dalley

Posted on: 9th December 2013 No Comments

A while back we held a recording session in the recording studio at Penryn Campus to help people who had written stories and poems to record these at a professional quality. It was lovely to hear so many wonderful stories about life in Cornwall… One of the stories recorded on this day was by Cornish […]

Documenting farming families- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 9th November 2013 No Comments

When doing community based storytelling project such as ‘Tallys an Tir’ you never know what you are going to discover or who you will meet. Early on in our collaboration with Kestle Barton in Manaccan, we were lucky enough to be introduced to John Head; a 4th generation vet whose veterinary practice ‘Head & Head’ is […]

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 […]