Posts Tagged ‘this land’

Doing his homework, whilst travelling backwards on a tractor…

Posted on: 23rd November 2013 No Comments

Rex's Story 'From Horses to Tractors' memories of a farmer in St.Martin, Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is a brilliant digital story, made from a recording between Rex Hosking and artist Louise McClary, who both live and work in St.Martin. In this short story Rex share some of his memories of farming in St.Martin, […]

Tune in to BBC Radio Cornwall at 4:15pm Weds 4th September…

Posted on: 3rd September 2013 No Comments

It was a great event this weekend at ‘Kestle Barton’ and we had a brilliant turn out- with plenty of stories, laughs and people catching up. We also had a visit from Tiffany Truscott from BBC Radio Cornwall who interviewed some of the people involved with the project- this will be on the show tomorrow […]

The winnowing machine arrives…

Posted on: 28th August 2013 No Comments

Today Chris Jenkin dropped over their winnowing machine for the ‘This Land’ event that will take place at Kestle Barton this weekend. The Landrivick Winnowing Machine is possibly more than 120 years old. The beautiful wooden contraption would have been used to separate grain from chaff as well as to get rid of pests from stored grain. Winnowing would […]

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 […]