October 2012

From milking by hand to robotic milking machines…

Posted on: 31st October 2012 No Comments

Perhaps an area of farming that has changed most dramatically within living memory is dairy farming. Many farming families have memories of milking by hand and all their cows having names, Buttercup being a common favorite it seems! Not that long ago most farmers would have had a small dairy herd, but now there are […]

Arable photographs from 2010

Posted on: 29th October 2012 No Comments


Documenting Cornish Farms over 2010

Posted on: 29th October 2012 No Comments

During ‘Family, Farming & Tradition’ Sarah was lucky enough to spend the year photographing the farming year. For this we chose a range of farms across Cornwall including dairy, arable, livestock and flower farming. We also aimed to get a range of both large and small-scale farming. The idea was to photograph as much activity […]

Exploring 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 […]

Tallys an Tir Begins

Posted on: 18th October 2012 No Comments

Return to Kestle film

Posted on: 10th October 2012 No Comments


A wonderful film of Boaden Lyne, a retired farmer who was born and raised on a remote West Cornish farmstead, returning to the newly restored farmhouse complex, and recalling his childhood memories of growing up in a place as wild and unchanged as Kestle Barton.

We hope to capture similar lovely stories of the area in our collaboration with Kestle Barton.

A Film by Shaven Ape for Kestle Barton.

Remembering ‘Family, Farming & Tradition’ the exhibitions

Posted on: 1st October 2012 No Comments

In 2010 we had 5 great exhibitions around Cornwall at the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Eden Project, the Exchange, Penlee House Gallery and Museum and Lesnewth Church. Thanks for everyone who came along. Here are some photographs of some of these…

Remembering ‘Family, Farming & Tradition’

Posted on: 1st October 2012 No Comments

A great year with lots of memories. Here are just a few highlights from the project… Really interesting to find out field names, often passed down through generations, they tell stories of past land usage. Here we had a large aerial photograph printed and invited farmers to come an name their fields- each number corresponds […]