Newsletter: Autumn 2019

Eglosyow Morek Kernow 
Cornwall's Maritime Churches
A note from Vikki, our Digital Mentor!

A quick note from our Digital and Research Mentor, Vikki...

"Whilst autumn transitions to winter and the trees drop their golden leaves...

Cornwall's Maritime Churches project flourishes just as quickly! Since our summer newsletter, our researchers have been hard at work. From throwing on their wellies and traipsing across muddy fields to far-ranging maritime churches to collaborating in the local university archive.  And whilst exciting new narratives are coming to light, a brand new website and project film has gone live! Before we know it, Christmas will be upon us and we'll be celebrating how our project will see in 2020."



What's been happening

Since September, our Volunteer Coordinator Becky Orchard has been working with our student researchers from both Falmouth and Exeter Universities to not only discover micro-narratives on each church, but also kick-start our memory events with local communities. On Wed 9 October, Dr Caradoc Peter's took a group of Truro college students to St Gluvias Church in Penryn to discuss how the archaeology of the church has contributed to preserving its maritime identity. What's more, some great photographs have been coming through the visual social media platform, Instagram, and populating our recently live image gallery online. We had some brilliant close-ups of the exterior from Nigel Kitto and a beautiful arty short from Dave Heaney, that can be seen below. On the theme of St Gluvias, don't forget to venture onto our online blogs, where Stephen Girt has recently published his research gathered from Penryn museum. All in all, exciting research and events are underway. 

Let's introduce our BRAND NEW WEBSITE!
From the start of the academic year, our new interactive website went live, with the help of James Vine from the Exeter Design Studio and Victoria Jenner, our digital content editor for the project. Selina Jenner, second year illustration student with Falmouth university completed the map. 
Discover more about Exeter Design Studio > 

Play on our animated map here > 
All our researchers have similarly been working with our film producer, Kyle Richardson, from Down South POV, to create our project trailer here. Watch our project trailer and discover what our programme can offer our volunteers. 
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New Research
A group of our volunteer researchers, from Shannon Rowe, Lucy Raymond, Ross Allen and Stephen Girt, have recently had their blogs published in the 'News' section of our website. Shannon discusses the depths of maritime history attached to Tintagel's parish church, St Materiana: "From Roman milestones, Norman fonts, Tudor Rood screens and connections to Thomas Hardy and Alfred Lord Tennyson, to shipwrecks, cliff disasters and dramatic maritime rescues, it seems this church keeps revealing many secrets we do not expect to find." Alternatively, Lucy discusses Landewednack and Gunwalloe via her travels during a 'Landscape History' module field trip with Dr Nicola Whyte. Stephen interestingly uses his findings from Penryn museum to discuss Penryn's parish church and Ross highlights his findings of Zennor's church, providing an insightful analysis of its historic interior.
Read our blogs >

Upcoming events

From recording a knitting circle this coming Wednesday to a lecture on 'The Maritime Visitor: What do we know?' with Professor Graham Busby, we have a range of free upcoming events that you can attend.
Find out more >
Want to get involved with the project? Please contact us!

We have a number of volunteer roles available to suit different interests from archival researching to digital film making and social media marketing!

Contact Becky Orchard (Volunteering Coordinator):
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