Posts Tagged ‘black and white’

‘Turning Seasons’ film

Posted on: 27th November 2014 No Comments

It’s always lovely when you manage to capture moments from workshops on film and something we always try and put together into a short film. So, after a series of workshops in 5 schools on the Lizard, followed by a day of creativity and celebration at Kestle Barton, here it is…

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…

Magic Mickie part 2- stories of sneaking food to Italian prisoners, singing in the lorry & evenings at the winter gardens

Posted on: 27th December 2012 No Comments

A Land Army girl with plenty of gumption; Mickie drove a Land Army Lorry in Penzance. As I mentioned before Mickie’s memory is incredible and her stories both engaging and endearing. Here is the second film combining Mickie’s photographs (kindly dug out of the attic for us) with her voice talking us through the images. […]

Sitting on a cow! Photos from another era…

Posted on: 4th December 2012 No Comments

There’s not much that hasn’t changed in dairy farming… the breed of milking cow, the number of cows on each farm and how the cows were milked. Traveling back in time, not only would dairy cows have all had names, Daisy and Buttercup being common choices, but they would also have had horns! These beautiful […]

Exploring the archives, a few photographs for those who missed last week

Posted on: 20th November 2012 No Comments

Last week the Royal Cornwall Museum kindly allowed us to explore some photographs from their archives. We had a great afternoon with some interesting memories, discussions and discoveries. For those that missed this, here are a few beautiful photographs that were kindly donated to us on the day by Hilary Trump from Gunwen. Many of […]

A tanka poem by Sally Payne

Posted on: 2nd November 2012 No Comments

There are lots of ways of creatively interpreting the land around us; from photography to sculpture, film to creative writing, storytelling to painting. Here is a brilliant tanka poem written by Sally Payne a local creative writer: Farm Grating vision, land Rough load ploughed with grave burden Ruddy wrecked, labour Old wrinkled hand of weathered […]

A chance to explore the archives at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Posted on: 23rd October 2012 No Comments

As we discovered during ‘Family, Farming & Tradition’ there are so many amazing photographs stored within the Royal Institution of Cornwall collections at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. Once again we are collaborating with the museum and welcoming people to explore the archives and share your memories. If you are interested in coming along […]

Cows cows cows!

Posted on: 22nd October 2012 No Comments

The last few weeks we have been enjoying visiting local Cornish farmers to carry out further interviews and collect photographs and footage to help us make a series of digital stories for our forthcoming schools work. Digital stories are essentially short films (typically under 3 minutes) that feature the voice of storyteller (in our case […]