‘Guardians of the Reef’ Category

Boat trip Hallsands

A Trip to Sea- Learning about Landmarks

Posted on: 24th August 2018 No Comments

We’ve written a lot about landmarks in the past, but never from the perspective of being at sea. So we were excited to join Jonny and Tony recently for a trip along the coast from Hallsands as part of the ‘Guardians of the Reef‘ project. Our aim was to document some of the names of […]

‘Guardians of the Reef’ Digital Stories

Posted on: 13th July 2018 No Comments

It’s always lovely to screen the digital stories we create, gathering people together to share, laugh and celebrate their stories. For the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project we held a series of screening events at the Cricket Inn in Beesands, who put on a fabulous crab supper for us, and at Hope Cove in the […]

Shellfishing Stories Screenings & Displays

Posted on: 2nd May 2018 No Comments

It’s been fascinating listening to the memories and experiences of shellfishermen from the coastal communities of South Devon and Dorset as part of the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project. Working alongside the South Devon and Channel Shellfishermen Association we have now recorded hours and hours of audio and collected thousands of amazing archive photographs. This […]

Shellfishing Stories go on display at Salcombe Museum

Posted on: 23rd March 2018 No Comments

This week we have been at Salcombe Museum hanging the ‘Shellfishing Stories’ exhibition which will be available to view from March 26th- October 31st 2018. This exhibition captures the dramatically changing face of shellfishing in South Devon through the stories of local shellfishermen and women, many of whose families have fished for generations. The stories […]

10 things we didn’t know about shellfishing!

Posted on: 29th November 2017 No Comments

The Storylines team decamped to the Cricket Inn at Beesands, South Devon, to hear more stories and memories from shellfishermen past and present, working the coastal waters around Start Bay. We had visitors from Hallsands, Beesands, Dartmouth, Paignton and Salcombe with yet more tales of an ever changing industry. One of the great privileges of […]

Stories in Salcombe- 3 days on the Quay

Posted on: 24th October 2017 No Comments

‘Guardians of the Reef’ our Heritage Lottery Funded project gathering and sharing stories of the ever changing shellfishing industry along the coastal villages of South Devon, got underway last week. 'Guardians of the Reef’ is a project that is uncovering and sharing stories of shellfishing in South Devon through a series of heritage events, exhibitions […]

‘Guardians of the Reef’ begins…

Posted on: 11th October 2017 No Comments

We are pleased to announce that thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we will be spending the next year discovering and sharing stories of shellfishing as part of the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project. As with many industries, shellfishing has changed dramatically within living memory and it is these changes […]