A journey around Cornwall in 1907

Posted on: 8th December 2014 No Comments

PaddlingIt’s always a privilege to hear peoples stories and look at family photographs. The focus of this film is a very special family album that documents Cornwall in 1907 through a 3 month long journey of 2 cousins who came from the USA to Cornwall to visit their family. In this short film, cousins Margaret and Eileen talk through us through some of the amazing photographs contained within this album, telling stories about the places, characters and families history.

This film was made for the Institute of Cornish Studies based at the University of Exeter. humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/ics/

Video ThumbnailIn this short film, cousins Margaret and Eileen talk through a very special family photo album. Put together by their ancestors in 1907, this album illustrates the journey of 2 brothers, who took the long trip from Butler New Jersey in the USA to Cornwall in the UK. Travelling around Cornwall by pony and trap, this album provides a snapshot of Cornwall in 1907. This film was made for the Institute of Cornish Studies based at the University of Exeter. http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/ics/

 

 

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