Posts Tagged ‘oral history’

Back to Bude for more Stories

Posted on: 14th January 2022 No Comments

After our initial visit to Bude when we were bowled over by the welcome we received and with the uniquely beautiful local landscape, we couldn’t wait to go back up to North Cornwall to unearth some more stories. In collaboration with the Bude Climate Partnership, we have been tasked with creating resources to help the […]

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 […]

Clay Country Kemeneth book

Posted on: 9th April 2021 3 Comments

We’ve absolutely loved receiving people’s memories and reflections of the Clay Country Kemeneth (community), contributed through the story-sharing packs we sent out last year, and have now finished putting together this special community book. These books have been posted out to everyone who contributed and we have been delighted to hear how well received these […]

Malcolm’s Memories on the Longships Lighthouse & Sennen

Posted on: 7th February 2021 No Comments

We sure have missed sitting down with people to record their memories, but what a delight it was to spend time listening to Malcolm’s childhood spent living on various lighthouses and his fathers stint on the Longships Lighthouse off Lands End. Combining some of this conversation with some of Malcolm’s photos we’ve put together this […]

Oral History Training with Storylines

Posted on: 12th January 2021 No Comments

Over the past year Storylines have been working with the Hypatia Trust as part of the Women of Cornish Music- Past and Present project, which is uncovering and celebrating the contributions of women to Cornwall’s musical heritage. As a team of passionate women we were delighted to be involved in a project that will rebalance […]

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 […]

Remembering Roseland- Memory Walks in St.Mawes & St.Just

Posted on: 3rd July 2019 1 Comment

To build on the oral histories we had collected in St Mawes and St Just for the A Window in Time: Roseland Remembers Project, we arranged 2 days of Memory Walks where we guided local people around the historic square of St Just and the seafront parade of shops and dwellings in St Mawes. Memory Walks are […]

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 […]

Listening to Chattering Starlings

Posted on: 5th December 2018 No Comments

There’s a local saying in the village of Four Lanes just outside Camborne that they are ‘one step nearer to heaven’. It’s not surprising when you see the view, 750 feet above sea level with glorious vistas of surrounding countryside and distant views to the coast. It’s also an area long associated with starlings who […]