Posts Tagged ‘history’

‘Guardians of the Reef’ begins…

Posted on: 11th October 2017 No Comments

We are pleased to announce that thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we will be spending the next year discovering and sharing stories of shellfishing as part of the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project. As with many industries, shellfishing has changed dramatically within living memory and it is these changes […]

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 […]

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 Passion for Sail

Posted on: 6th April 2017

Following the busy Memory Day in Devoran last October, delivered in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project, we have been spending time with some of the people who came along to record their family stories on the theme of merchant schooners. It’s been fascinating to learn about these sailing ships, once so vital to trade […]

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 […]

Exhibition and film screening at Wheal Martyn “Stories are good for your soul”

Posted on: 16th September 2016 1 Comment

After many, many months of hard work recording, editing, planning, building and layering, the evening finally arrived when we could unveil the exhibition and screen the film that honoured all the stories collected on Carn Grey rock. On Friday 9th September Wheal Martyn Museum in St Austell played host to well over 60 very excited […]

Pigeons return to Trevanion Culverhouse

Posted on: 5th August 2016 No Comments

June saw Storylines and its suitcases travelling to yet another part of Cornwall as part of the ‘Landmark Travels’ Project. This time we returned to Wadebridge to find out all about Trevanion Culverhouse, a mediaeval pigeon house. Working with children from the Elder School we explored the life and rearing of pigeons during this time […]

Puppet Performances at Dupath Well

Posted on: 13th May 2016 No Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have another exciting suitcase to add to our collection for the ‘Landmark Travels; Our Past in a Suitcase’ project. As well as suitcases celebrating the landmarks of Treffry Viaduct and Carn Euny, we now have one linked to Dupath Well near Callington. Mrs Rowe and her children of Warleggan […]

The White Landscape- Students explore Carn Grey

Posted on: 7th March 2016

Last month we hosted an event at Trethurgy, bringing together students from Exeter & Falmouth Universities and local community members, to share, document and connect. Current students volunteers with Storylines, Tom and Ed, have written accounts of the day, so here’s how it went…   The White Landscape: a day of rain, a day of inspiration […]

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 […]