Posts Tagged ‘kestle barton’

Exciting preparations for ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton and the Keskerdh an Kammva-dro

Posted on: 8th August 2013 No Comments

Preparation is in full flow for the final ‘Tallys an Tir’ events, and they’re shaping up to be really exciting. These celebratory events will showcase a selection of the material that local groups have been collecting, as well as having a range of exciting activities for people to take part in. Next on the calendar […]

Field names and changing landscapes

Posted on: 4th July 2013 No Comments

  Good news! We now have a large printed tithe map of Manaccan Parish up in the snack shack at Kestle Barton. Courtesy of the Cornwall Records Office, this map shows past field names from the area, providing a fascinating incite into how the land was once used and the old field boundaries that existed. As part of […]

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 […]

An evening meeting in the sun at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 30th April 2013 No Comments

Today we were treated to a beautiful sunny day in Cornwall, allowing us to have our group meeting at Kestle Barton outside, enjoying the last sunshine of the day. We were then treated further with drinks and a range of exciting snacks with thanks to Ryya and Karen. Thanks also to everyone who came; it […]

Audio editing at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 10th April 2013 No Comments

The group around Kestle Barton have been busy recording the memories of local farmers and people who have stories of the landscape around Manaccan, St.Martin and St.Keverne. Yesterday we ran an audio editing workshop with some of the group to allow members to turn some of the collected interviews into short films for the community […]

Mystery solved!

Posted on: 1st February 2013 No Comments

Here is artist Lousie McClary on her recent discoveries around her local fields… I have been having a lovely time drawing down at Bonnal farm, wandering the lanes and watching the trees start to form those lovely red tops now the buds are getting ready to burst forth. I found a fantastic field with beautiful […]

The snow reaches Cornwall… ‘Snow in Pellago field’

Posted on: 21st January 2013 No Comments

The silent field, rabbit footprints and the soft sweeping of bird wings… Louise We’ve got snow in South-West Cornwall! Here are some photographs from Louise McClary of Pellago field… It’s amazing how much snow can change the landscape, making familiar places exciting and new. We hope everyone is enjoying the snow and managing to stay […]

Coming between Geoffrey and his heifers!

Posted on: 18th December 2012 No Comments

Standing in a field talking to a farmer you hear all sorts of stories; “Here’s where…” “That cow…” “As a child…”  Not often are they written down. Farmer Brindley Hosken, who is one of our group at Manaccan, records some of his experiences and thoughts in his written short stories… Here is the first… Farming […]

A murmuration of starlings

Posted on: 7th December 2012 2 Comments

Here are some more thoughts and paintings by artist Louise McClary, alongside a poem by John Clare and short film… ‘We are I know really in the clutches of winter, now but it seems to me that the birds are still doing their autumn thing. Crossing ‘pelaggo’ field at dusk its like the rooks and […]

Water colours in ‘Flat field’

Posted on: 27th November 2012 No Comments

Here’s another post and beautiful water colour by artist Louise McClary… Catching the last of the sun last week I decided to visit Halonoweth farm to my favorite field that overlooks the creek. We have ( that’s me and the farmers) always named it  “Flat Field ” now with the tythe map we now know […]