‘Archive photos & footage’ Category

Dancing on the farm with Altarnun school

Posted on: 10th October 2013 No Comments

Following a farm visit and series of follow-on workshops with Gemma Kempthorne from Trefranck farm, year 5 & 6 junior children choreographed and performed this brilliant piece of dance. Despite only having a morning back on the farm to film this, the children did a great job and enjoyed watching the film in their leavers […]

Memories & celebrations at RoseHip Barn…

Posted on: 27th September 2013 No Comments

A couple of weeks ago we had some film screenings and exhibition of the work created in the St.Clether area, working with local primary schools and the Kempthorne family from Trefranck Farm. This short film contains memories of the barn, and reflections for future plans. The farm itself has been in the family since 1703, […]

The Cornish Tradition of ‘Crying the Neck’

Posted on: 21st May 2013 No Comments

Memories of Crying the Neck in Zennor, Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story, made as part of ‘Tallys an Tir,‘ that brings together old cine film footage with the voice of farmer John Bennallick from St.Wenn. The ‘Crying the Neck‘ ceremony is really interesting when thinking about our relationship with the […]

Ivan the bull travelled by train….

Posted on: 9th May 2013 No Comments

Steve's Story- Livestock Farming through the generations from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story, created for Tallys an Tir, made working with Steve who farms near St.Breward on Bodmin Moor. Coming from a line of farmers and with 2 of his sons already farming with him, Steve has some great stories to tell. […]

Reed combing in Manaccan

Posted on: 7th May 2013 No Comments

Throughout the project people have kindly donated and shared their photographs with us. Here are some images of reed combing and a short description, with thanks to local Chris Harris. If you have any memories of working with this set-up then please get in touch. Above are photos (probably late 1970’s) of the system, still […]

Magic Mickie part 2- stories of sneaking food to Italian prisoners, singing in the lorry & evenings at the winter gardens

Posted on: 27th December 2012 No Comments

A Land Army girl with plenty of gumption; Mickie drove a Land Army Lorry in Penzance. As I mentioned before Mickie’s memory is incredible and her stories both engaging and endearing. Here is the second film combining Mickie’s photographs (kindly dug out of the attic for us) with her voice talking us through the images. […]

Magic Mickie on the Land Army, Place House and romance

Posted on: 18th December 2012 1 Comment

I was lucky enough to meet Mickie on a couple of occasions, visiting her at her home in Penzance. Mickie’s memory is incredible. Her stories are endearing, touching, humorous and told beautifully. Always with an “I will” attitude, Mickie has some brilliant memories to tell and I could truly listen to her talk for hours! […]

Sitting on a cow! Photos from another era…

Posted on: 4th December 2012 No Comments

There’s not much that hasn’t changed in dairy farming… the breed of milking cow, the number of cows on each farm and how the cows were milked. Traveling back in time, not only would dairy cows have all had names, Daisy and Buttercup being common choices, but they would also have had horns! These beautiful […]

Exploring the archives, a few photographs for those who missed last week

Posted on: 20th November 2012 No Comments

Last week the Royal Cornwall Museum kindly allowed us to explore some photographs from their archives. We had a great afternoon with some interesting memories, discussions and discoveries. For those that missed this, here are a few beautiful photographs that were kindly donated to us on the day by Hilary Trump from Gunwen. Many of […]

‘Crying the neck’ footage- What have you got in your shoebox?!

Posted on: 9th November 2012 No Comments

It’s always a real treat when people discover rolls of cine film, usually hidden away at the bottom of a draw or in an old shoebox. These films are windows on the past- often shot over the last 80 years they highlight how quickly times are changing. It’s for this reason that it’s so important […]