‘Stories & Poems’ Category

Monika’s Story- Memories of the Bombing of Dresden

Posted on: 21st October 2014 1 Comment

Over the past couple of months, Ali has been busy working with Year 6 children in 3 Devon Primary Schools to produce creative writing and artwork in response to Michael Morpugo’s book ‘An Elephant in the Garden.‘ To support this work we were lucky enough to meet the wonderful Monika, to hear her story and make this […]

Audrey Causts’ ‘Tales of a Cornish Maid’

Posted on: 1st September 2014 No Comments

During the ‘Tallys a Tir’ project, we collected stories from around Cornwall… some were written, some recalled and some passed down through generations. For those whom had written stories, we managed to secure a slot in the professional recording studio at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, allowing these to be read out and recorded. […]

Like ditching a crewcut for dreadlocks and a beard…

Posted on: 12th December 2013 No Comments

Here is another story for you about ‘Farming in Meneage‘ written by Brindley Hosken… and what a photo!! At Withan, we are in a countryside stewardship scheme. This scheme pays us a certain amount of money for farming in a way that helps the environment. We have to amass a number of points to qualify, […]

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 […]

Starlings

Posted on: 15th November 2013 No Comments

Here is another great story by Brindley Hosken, a farmer from St.Martin… Starlings Sometimes when I go outside there is a starling sitting on the lawn. It looks a plain bird at first sight but when you look closer you can see the iridescent shades of greens and purples among its plumage and the flecks […]

Stories from West-Penwith- leading on from Penzance Literary Festival

Posted on: 25th July 2013 No Comments

Last weekend we hosted a session at the Penzance Literary Festival. It was great to show some of the stories we have collected to a different audience and lovely that the audience contributed some of their own memories and stories. For those that missed it, here are a couple of stories we showed. First is […]

A story of war, travel and destiny…

Posted on: 20th June 2013 No Comments

Here is the second short story by Joy Micallef. This truly special story spans many years and visits Malta, Portsmouth, Prussia Cove and Coverack. A big thank you to Joy for sharing this. Destiny The year was 1940. World War II was underway after the first few months of suspense when nothing seemed to happen. […]

Stories from Lanlivery

Posted on: 15th June 2013 No Comments

We had a great day with Lanlivery School in March; with parents, children and School staff sharing stories and transforming these into large canvas’s and scenes in boxes. Below are a few photographs of some of the work produced by Class 2. This story was told by a girls father who came to join us […]

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 […]