Over the past year we have had the pleasure of working with the St.Just and St.Mawes Heritage Group on the Heritage Lottery Funded Project, ‘A Window in Time- Roseland Remembers’. Using the buildings at the heart of St.Mawes and St.Just as a starting point we have uncovered some wonderful stories about village life and the characters that lived here.
Using both oral history interviews conducted in peoples homes and video recordings captured by volunteer filmmaker Tim Lowe through a series of Memory Walks, we have now woven together some of these tales to make 2 films. Fascinating archive photographs from the Heritage Group collections span back over 100 years and further help illustrate some of the memories.
The films cover a range of themes including the past use of buildings, the characters who lived and worked in and around them, storms, village celebrations like carnival and regattas and changes to village life. Jam packed with stories that are colourful, humorous, moving and thought provoking, the films are well worth a watch… even if we do say so ourselves!
These films will be shown at a series of celebratory events, alongsidean exhibition of photos and artwork produced by local young people and school children who worked with artist Jane Nicholls. The exhibition will be open to everyone on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday October 2019 (23rd, 24th and 25th) at The Millennium Rooms St. Mawes from 10 am -4pm. The exhibition and film then moves to St Just and will be open to the public on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at The Institute from 10am – 4pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!