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.

rainFirst off we had a walk in St.Just in Roseland, led by local Peter Teague… There was a brilliant turn out of people and plenty of stories. So many in fact, that we have decided to return in May to interview a number of local people individually. We hope that an edit of this will be played at the Roseland Festival in October.

The walk itself was rather short due to the terrible weather but thanks to Peter we didmanage to get into the old school. 6 people in the group once attended the school and had plenty of memories to share. 5 of these are all in both the photos below:


Back at the Institute we warmed up over pasties and cream teas. On display were some brilliant old photographs of the village, brought in by the St.Just and St.Mawes Heritage Group and locals. Another treat were past editions of the villages WI scrapbooks, brought in by Susanne, which detailed many aspects of village life from 1951 onwards.

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On Saturday we headed for Helman Tor through driving rain and gales! Not deterred by this Sean from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and myself headed up the Tor to try and put up some tarpaulin for anyone who was still keen to walk.

Memory Walk tarp debacleAfter wrestling with this for 20 minutes the fog drew in and the view disappeared completely! Cutting our losses we returned to the Chapel for some storytelling in the dry.

There were some great memories of the Tor and surrounding landscape so a big thanks to those who came even with the bad weather! Saffron buns, yeast buns and tea topped off a lovely afternoon.

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