Posts Tagged ‘history’

Gwelen Podcasts – The Sea from Land in Mounts Bay

Posted on: 11th January 2022 No Comments

As you move around the coastline of Mounts Bay, your view of the Mount and bay shifts. As the weather and the seasons change, it shifts even more. Some views, such as coming along the A30 through Crowlas when the Mount suddenly appears, are treasured by many… the sign of “Ah we’re home”. And some […]

Gwelen Podcasts – In, On and Under the Sea in Mounts Bay

Posted on: 11th December 2021 No Comments

For some, the sea in Mounts Bay calls to them. This pull to be in or under the sea has been felt by many and was something we wanted to explore for the ‘Perspectives of Mounts Bay- In, On and Under the Sea’ podcast. We were thrilled to hear from intrepid diver James Wheeler, who […]

Film Screenings on the Roseland

Posted on: 16th October 2019 No Comments

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 […]

Capturing Oral Histories on the Roseland

Posted on: 21st December 2018 No Comments

It’s been all hands to the deck, or should we say all ears to the walls, as we launched into the ‘A Window in Time’ project in St.Mawes and St.Just on the Roseland this month. We started by delivering a very enjoyable training session to members of the St.Just and St.Mawes Heritage Group, arming them […]

‘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 […]

Devoran School get to know Rhoda Mary

Posted on: 20th July 2017 No Comments

Last Friday saw the turn of the younger members of the Devoran community to hear all about the iconic vessel, the Rhoda Mary, which was built close to their village. Our Memory Day in the autumn in Devoran Village Hall had provided us with rich pickings in terms of people willing to share their stories […]

The Rhoda Mary and other Ferris boats

Posted on: 16th June 2017 3 Comments

We are delighted to share this film in which 4 members of the Ferris family discuss their family boatbuilding heritage, as well as present day links to the industry. Stories of the Rhoda Mary, a famed West Country schooner, as well as tales about it’s designer William ‘Foreman’ Ferris, have passed down the generations, and this […]

A Passion for Sail

Posted on: 6th April 2017

Following the busy Memory Day in Devoran last October, delivered in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project, we have been spending time with some of the people who came along to record their family stories on the theme of merchant schooners. It’s been fascinating to learn about these sailing ships, once so vital to trade […]

Seeking Merchant Schooner Memories

Posted on: 19th September 2016 7 Comments

Storylines are excited to be embarking on a new venture and we are now on the hunt for stories of merchant topsail schooners from Cornwall and beyond. We are delighted to be delivering the project in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project and are beginning with an informal gathering at Devoran Village Hall on Sunday 16 October, 2-5pm. We […]

Exhibition and film screening at Wheal Martyn “Stories are good for your soul”

Posted on: 16th September 2016 1 Comment

After many, many months of hard work recording, editing, planning, building and layering, the evening finally arrived when we could unveil the exhibition and screen the film that honoured all the stories collected on Carn Grey rock. On Friday 9th September Wheal Martyn Museum in St Austell played host to well over 60 very excited […]