Mary Lang – Sailing on the last of the windjammers in the 1930s

Posted on: 25th September 2015 1 Comment
Video ThumbnailThis digital story features a poem written by Mary Lang, who joined the crew on the last of the merchant sailing ships to journey from South Australia to Cornwall in the 1930s, accompanied by photographs of this voyage. This film is one of 3 digital stories produced for 'Mermaids: Women at Sea,' an exhibition exploring the hidden histories of women at sea, held at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall from 14th September 2015 – 21st February 2016. The exhibition, which is supported by the Hypatia Trust, brings these stories to life through objects, film and photography. - See more at: http://goo.gl/xibfa0

We recently had the pleasure of making a short film that tells the stories of 3 women, for the current exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall titled ‘Mermaids: Women at Sea.’ This exhibition is exploring the hidden histories of women at sea, and runs from 14th September 2015 – 21st February 2016, so if you haven’t got along yet them there’s plenty of time to see it.

This section of the film features a poem written by Mary Lang, who joined the crew on the last of the merchant sailing ships to journey from South Australia to Cornwall in the 1930s. This is accompanied by some incredible archive photographs of the voyage. What a woman!

The exhibition, which is supported by the Hypatia Trust, brings the 3 women’s stories to life through objects, film and photography. See more here.

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  1. Drusilla Belfield says:

    Very grateful to have had the chance to heat this poem read by its author. Very beautiful and moving and it deserves a wide audience.

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