Posts Tagged ‘land army’

Women of the land

Posted on: 7th October 2013 No Comments

This weekend was ‘Myrhes Kernow- Daughters of Cornwall,’ a conference led by the Institute of Cornish Studies and held at Penryn. There were some really interesting talks over the day, and some great stories of inspirational women. Farming is often depicted as a masculine industry, however women have played a key role in the running of […]

Stories from West-Penwith- leading on from Penzance Literary Festival

Posted on: 25th July 2013 No Comments

Last weekend we hosted a session at the Penzance Literary Festival. It was great to show some of the stories we have collected to a different audience and lovely that the audience contributed some of their own memories and stories. For those that missed it, here are a couple of stories we showed. First is […]

Mickie as a Land Girl…

Posted on: 2nd May 2013 No Comments

Today I went to see Mickie again to show her the films that I made after interviewing her last year and making copies of her photos. Myself and Angie were treated to tea and cake, in her finest cups and saucers, and plenty more wonderful stories from Mickie- her memory is incredible. Watching the stories […]

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! […]