Posts Tagged ‘farmers’

‘Tallys an Tir’ Education Resources now online…

Posted on: 23rd January 2014 1 Comment

We are excited to launch a new online platform, containing a series of digital farming stories, and corresponding activities for children aged between 7-11 years old. These resources are all FREE and have been devised by artists Ali Roscoe, Kim Pilgrim and Sarah Chapman, with the support of the charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Past farming in the Gunwen area

Posted on: 5th November 2013 No Comments

In this short film Ivan, Hilary & Margaret reminisce about some of their old photographs, taken in Luxulyan area. Photos and memories focus on past farming in the area, illustrating just how much farming has changed within living memory. Some amazing archive photographs of the area and some lovely stories to accompany these.

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…

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 […]

Get creative with us at RoseHip Barn, St.Clether

Posted on: 10th September 2013 No Comments

Photos from ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 5th September 2013 No Comments

What a great weekend we had at Kestle Barton last weekend. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has put so much work into collecting/donating material and to Kestle Barton for being so supportive and giving so much time & energy to the project. Further thanks to Helston Folk Museum for providing some of the […]

Tune in to BBC Radio Cornwall at 4:15pm Weds 4th September…

Posted on: 3rd September 2013 No Comments

It was a great event this weekend at ‘Kestle Barton’ and we had a brilliant turn out- with plenty of stories, laughs and people catching up. We also had a visit from Tiffany Truscott from BBC Radio Cornwall who interviewed some of the people involved with the project- this will be on the show tomorrow […]

The winnowing machine arrives…

Posted on: 28th August 2013 No Comments

Today Chris Jenkin dropped over their winnowing machine for the ‘This Land’ event that will take place at Kestle Barton this weekend. The Landrivick Winnowing Machine is possibly more than 120 years old. The beautiful wooden contraption would have been used to separate grain from chaff as well as to get rid of pests from stored grain. Winnowing would […]