During the ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project in 2015-16 we spent a lot of time in Praze delivering a story-sharing project between community members and children from Crowan School. One thing that we hadn’t initially expected to do was capture quite so many local memories. But projects are like that, they take on an energy of their own, and so we found ourselves spending hours sat in peoples kitchens and sitting rooms recording memories of village life in Praze. As always it’s a real privilege to be able to do this and we were fascinated, moved and entertained by the wonderful stories we heard.
We’d always said we’d like to make these accessible to people (over 30 hours of audio doesn’t quite fit this bill!) so we were delighted when Crowan Parish Council helped us find a small pot of funding through the Clowance Trust to make this happen.
So we are very excited to reveal this lovely CD that provides a snapshot into village life in Praze. Crowan Parish Council will be selling these for £4 each during Praze Fair week, so make sure you grab a copy.
We were also able to pull together the hundreds of local photographs that people contributed to the project and make a slideshow that will be available to see at Praze Fair Show 2018. So look out for those hilarious carnival outfits you’d forgotten about and enjoy seeing some faces from the past.
If you’d contributed your memories to the project you should have received a copy of the CD in the post. If you’ve moved recently and haven’t got one let us know so we can get another one to you.