In 2019 Melissa Watt, a Public History student at Penryn Campus, was on a placement scheme with Cornish Story researching the contemporary and historical significance of the Cornish pasty. Her work was presented in the form of a film entitled ‘Pasties, People and Politics: Deconstructing the Cornish Identity’ . The film now on Youtube was…Continue Reading “Pasties, People and Politics: Deconstructing the Cornish Identity”

The Tamar Valley is an outstandingly beautiful area which possesses a rich industrial heritage and fascinating social history. Within this film, the story of the Tamar, both past and present, is recounted through oral testimony and archive film footage. Mining, market gardening, and fishing are some of the local industries that have nurtured kinship ties…Continue Reading “Kayleigh’s Story: Identity in the Tamar Valley”

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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”