A short series on the collection, identification and preservation of family photographs; how to interpret the images you find and their significance for the social historian. Do you have a family photograph album or simply one of those boxes stored in the attic and piled full of old snapshots, or even strips of celluloid ‘negatives’?…Continue Reading “Unpacking Your Memories: Looking into the Family Photograph Album”
The British tradition in oral history is by no means undifferentiated. This article is all about what makes oral histories important, the rise of the digital revolution and the significance of the ‘still’ and ‘moving’ image through history. For more information on oral history texts available in both digital and print, scroll down to the bottom…Continue Reading “Oral History, Audio-Visual History and The Significance of ‘Still’ and ‘Moving’ Images”
Under St. Piran’s Flag is a short documentary film and report of the travels of two students – Kateřina Hassmanová and Lucie Javůrková from the University of Life Sciences Prague in the Czech Republic. These two students visited the westernmost tip of Great Britain twice – in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, their colleague Filip Ivanov…Continue Reading “Under St Piran’s Flag”
As part of a series of articles based on the varied Archives held across Cornwall, this is the second feature which focuses on the South West Film & Television Archive. Author Shauna Osborne-Dowle also recounts her time working with the Archive in 2006 with a specific focus on Cornish content. The South West Film & Television Archive…Continue Reading “Archiving Cornwall: South West Film & Television Archive”
The poetry of Jenna White is inspired by her love of the Cornish coast. In this article for Cornish Story, Jenna reads her poem ‘As Waves Fall’ set to photographs of St Michael’s Mount by Sarah Chapman.
In mid-2012, the Cornish Audio Visual Archive were given several reels of film dating from the 1930s. They held unique images taken by a man, Cecil Baldwin, who visited Cornwall and Devon on holiday many times in his life. His affection for the South-west shows through in the recovered footage, the full version capturing nearly…Continue Reading “1930s Cornish Film”