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At the premiere…

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Here are some photos from Saturday, the community screening of our film! Here we are setting up the space and welcoming our audience. Big thank you’s to everyone that helped and everyone that… Continue reading

Filming ourselves…

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Sophie and Kristen’s great Aunty Irene shared some stories with us this morning about her experiences growing up in Donisthorpe –  war-time memories of bombs and bullets, harvest time as a land girl,… Continue reading

Film Week!

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Last week we set up our film base at Moira Furnace and set about a 6-day shoot – sorting out cameras, sound and questions to interview local residents with links to the key… Continue reading

Filming Starts…

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This evening we invited 2 experts to Donisthorpe youth club to help us with our research into Pit Talk and local dialect – Dr Natalie Barber, a senior lecturer in Linguistics from Nottingham… Continue reading

It’s up!

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Come and see our new exhibition at Moira Furnace! We installed it today in the Bridge Loft- a great opportunity for us to represent the project’s journey and what we discovered about this landscape’s… Continue reading

Moira Replan

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On Monday we took a trip to meet Graham Knight at Moira Replan to have a look at the archive of local photos and maps that’s held there. We took a look at… Continue reading

Moira Furnace, Ashby Canal & the South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Society

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Last Saturday was a busy day! We started with a tour of the furnace with Steve Scotney, sharing the mysteries and stories of the building. We learnt that Moira village didn’t exist before Earl… Continue reading

A few more pics from our Nature Walk…

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We took cameras, binoculars, a samples box to collect things and added to Ben’s wildlife survey of the area. 5 species we found hadn’t been spotted in the area that year.   And then we… Continue reading

History Walk

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On Monday evening we gathered together in the sunshine at Moira Youth Hostel to meet local historian Dot Morson. She took us on a great walk through the landscape around Conkers and up… Continue reading

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Despite the grey clouds we had a great day chatting to people at Moira Canal Festival last Saturday. We used maps and leaf-printed bunting to engage people in conversations about the local landscape,… Continue reading