Storytelling matters, and people matter too. By emphasising the role of the person, says Abi Obene, the stories will follow – in time, at a slower pace, but all the more free because of it.

Storytelling matters, and people matter too. By emphasising the role of the person, says Abi Obene, the stories will follow – in time, at a slower pace, but all the more free because of it.

The Next Stage… It’s been several weeks of digging into the local history of everything from shipwrecks to gravesites, shopkeepers to witches, hovels to hotels, steadily uncovering an increasing number of interesting and interweaving accounts. Our forays into...
Fordland Sketches

Fordland Sketches

A collection of sketches from the Devon Record Office, made by J Harris in 1823 and 1824 (ref no Z19/2/4) Number 8: ‘Mr White A Black Beggar’ is of special interest to this project – nothing else is known of him. Photographs by Ghee Bowman, with...
Tucker’s Sketches

Tucker’s Sketches

From Devon Record Office, a collection of ‘Portraits of Devonshire Characters’ by an artist called Tucker. Dated 1870-1873. Number 3 carries the caption “Miss ______ Daughter of an English Merchant in West Africa sent to England to be...