June saw Storylines and its suitcases travelling to yet another part of Cornwall as part of the ‘Landmark Travels’ Project. This time we returned to Wadebridge to find out all about Trevanion Culverhouse, a mediaeval pigeon house. Working with children from the Elder School we explored the life and rearing of pigeons during this time and how the Culverhouse functioned as part of the wider community.
The children made beautiful, personalised, papier mache pigeons, each with their own story, which found a temporary home in the nesting boxes of the Culverhouse and which will live permanently in our special suitcase.
We then spent time in Wadebridge Library creating a huge map weaving the pigeons’ stories into the landscape and tracking their movements around the Culverhouse.
This work was part of the ‘Landmark Travels- Our past in a suitcase,’ project with the Institute of Cornish Studies and Cornwall Heritage trust. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Heritage Trust.