April 2013

An evening meeting in the sun at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 30th April 2013 No Comments

Today we were treated to a beautiful sunny day in Cornwall, allowing us to have our group meeting at Kestle Barton outside, enjoying the last sunshine of the day. We were then treated further with drinks and a range of exciting snacks with thanks to Ryya and Karen. Thanks also to everyone who came; it […]

Interviews on the Roseland

Posted on: 29th April 2013 No Comments

Last week we visited St.Just in Roseland to follow up our recent Memory Walk with some individual interviews with local people. Over the day we did a selection of recordings about the area and collected some brilliant old photographs to accompany these. These included an interview with a resident who is nearly an impressive 100! […]

Weaving on sheep hurdles

Posted on: 25th April 2013 No Comments

Another great workshop at Rosehip Barn on Trefranck Farm this week. This time we welcomed Altarnun School to the farm, working with year 3 & 4 into the barn. Over the day the children learnt about the history of the farm/barn through the story of ‘The Cats of Trefranck.’ They then did some wonderful site-specific […]

The cats of Trefranck

Posted on: 19th April 2013 No Comments

This week we had a brilliant time at Rosehip Barn at Trefranck Farm, working with the children of South Petherwin school to respond to farm visits with movement and art. The children learnt about the history of the barn and the farm through this short story, told by Mrs.Tibbs chief mouse catcher on Bodmin Moor! […]

Memories in the rain!

Posted on: 15th April 2013 No Comments

The weather was against us last week for our 2 Memory Walks… rain, rain and more rain! Despite this we still had a lovely time visiting St.Just in Roseland and Gunwen to help record peoples memories. First off we had a walk in St.Just in Roseland, led by local Peter Teague… There was a brilliant turn […]

A snapshot of farming in the 1990’s

Posted on: 11th April 2013 No Comments

Today I spent the day scanning with 4th generation veterinary surgeon John Head of Helston. John has an amazing collection of black and white photographs taken on farms he worked on in the 1990’s, all in the Helston area. Although taken only 20 years ago these photographs, mostly portraits, provide a snapshot of a different […]

Audio editing at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 10th April 2013 No Comments

The group around Kestle Barton have been busy recording the memories of local farmers and people who have stories of the landscape around Manaccan, St.Martin and St.Keverne. Yesterday we ran an audio editing workshop with some of the group to allow members to turn some of the collected interviews into short films for the community […]

Harry’s Story- dairy farming in Zennor

Posted on: 3rd April 2013 No Comments

Dairy farming has perhaps seen the biggest changes over the past few decades. Here’s another digital story created for this project; making oral history interviews more accessible and for our work in schools. In it Harry talks about some of the changes he has witnessed over his lifetime as a farmer in Zennor.   Harry's Story- […]