‘Merchant Schooner Memories’ Category

The Rhoda Mary Project Film

Posted on: 17th August 2018 1 Comment

In 2016 we were delighted to be asked to collaborate with the Rhoda Mary Project on a new community heritage project which sought to uncover stories about the Rhoda Mary and other Cornish merchant schooners. We have recently made this short film to tell the story of the project so far… The Rhoda Mary was […]

Devoran School get to know Rhoda Mary

Posted on: 20th July 2017 No Comments

Last Friday saw the turn of the younger members of the Devoran community to hear all about the iconic vessel, the Rhoda Mary, which was built close to their village. Our Memory Day in the autumn in Devoran Village Hall had provided us with rich pickings in terms of people willing to share their stories […]

What a couple!

Posted on: 27th June 2017 No Comments

Recently we wrote about some of the recordings that we have been doing as part of a partnership project with the Rhoda Mary Project. One couple we had the pleasure of spending time with was Robbie and Maureen Tatlow- a couple with a passion for schooners that was infectious and inspiring. We learnt a lot from our […]

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 […]

Remembering Merchant Schooners

Posted on: 1st November 2016 No Comments

We were delighted to be joined by so many people at our recent ‘Merchant Schooner Memories’ event which was held at the fabulous Devoran Village Hall. Kicking off a new community project, in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project, we held the Memory Day in hope of finding people with stories and personal links to these iconic vessels. With […]