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...
David Clinch’s Poems and Songs

David Clinch’s Poems and Songs

Come on in (Refugees are here to stay) Come on in Come on in Come on in and sit you down Come on in and welcome to my home Come on in and welcome to your story Come on in and share it all with mine Chorus And you know you’re more than welcome And we know you’re here...
Special Object Challenge

Special Object Challenge

Hello superstar story-finders. Are you ready to be an archaeologist of personal objects, a discoverer of undiscovered items? Here’s our next Family Challenge. You can repeat this one for as many objects as you can get your hands on! The Special Object Challenge Ask...
Conversation and a Cuppa Challenge

Conversation and a Cuppa Challenge

Hello superstar story-finders. Are you ready to be an explorer of family history, a discoverer of untold tales? Here’s our next Family Challenge. It’s time to get curious – what have you always wanted to know about your family member(s), but never had the time...
Family Photo Challenge

Family Photo Challenge

Hello superstar story-finders. Are you ready to be an explorer of family history, a discoverer of untold tales? Here’s the first of our Family Challenges. Family Photo Challenge Dig out some old photos from when your Mum / Dad / Aunty / Grandparents first moved...
Reach Out, Reach In Challenge

Reach Out, Reach In Challenge

We find ourselves in the midst of a new, scary and utterly unprecedented time. Confined to our own four walls, we are all required, for our collective wellbeing and safety, to ‘socially distance’ ourselves from friends, neighbours, colleagues, fellow citizens – even...