When I Was Your Age: Braunton
An intergenerational art and oral history event in Braunton, North Devon led by community artist Jo Bushell.
We hear stories from some of Braunton's older residents and find out what life was like in North Devon when they were younger.
A multi generational group of Brauntonians gathered at St Brannock's church rooms on 29 July 2014 to create a collaborative work of art inspired by life in Braunton through the ages.
Using artefacts, photographs and booklets from Braunton Museum we discovered what it was like to work on the bulb farm at Braunton's Great Field and find out who Uncle Reg is and what he could do with a piece of rope. Inspired by Braunton's past, the group created a Carrick Bend knot out of rope and decorated it to symbolise the bulb farm and the land and sea that make up the landscape of Braunton.
With many thanks to our story tellers and interviewees:
Les Neville, Brian and Jean Clarke, Eils, Harley, Aisha and Caitlin Hewitt, Naomi, Elias and Iola Moore.
With thanks to Braunton and District Museum for their help with this project http://www.devonmuseums.net/Braunton-and-District-Museum/Devon-Museums/
and to Fullabrook CIC http://www.fullabrook-cic.org/ for funding
with rope kindly donated by Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter http://www.quayclimbingcentre.co.uk/
To find out more about North Devon Moving Image visit our website http://www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk/
Original music by Jim McCormack
Produced and directed by Amanda McCormack