There are some great online film resources about the Tamar Valley and the World Heritage site including lovely archive footage of life in the Valley through time. Sit back, click on the links and take a journey in the Tamar Valley and into its fascinating past.
Calstock Roman Fort Dig 2011
Film footage of volunteers involved in a community archaeological dig near the village of Calstock in east Cornwall, as part of the Calstock Parish Heritage Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8maJp8i2kM
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site – Tavistock and the Bedford Cottages
Step inside the Bedford Cottages and learn about these distinctive buildings. You can also spot Bedford Cottages in the Tamar Valley AONB around hamlets previously part of the Bedford estate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qTr3XLq5Vc
Cornish Voices – Tamar 1
Part 1 of some great archive film from the South West Film and Television Archive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cByvyYQjFXo
Cornish Voices – Tamar 2
Part 2 of some great archive film from the South West Film and Television Archive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKs9JWWCLo
Diary Keepers was conceived by environmental artist Anne-Marie Culhane for the Tamar Valley AONB Cordiale project encouraging reflection on the way people live now, inspired by valley resident Joseph Snell’s diaries, 1914-1938. https://vimeo.com/53577640
Harvesting Time in the Tamar Valley
Oral histories from marketing gardening families in the Tamar Valley with memories from the early and mid twentieth century. The film was made as part of the Tamar Valley AONB’s ‘Harvesting Time’ project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAsFckY76cI
Heralds of Spring – Bere Ferrers Spring Show 2017
Film produced as part of the Heralds of Spring project – Celebrating the historic daffodil heritage of the Tamar Valley AONB and this wonderful local spring flower show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Srcu_tNLQ&list=UU1bU4w5HGtgiy-y7O81k-eQ
Plymouth to Gunnislake in 1973
For all you railway fans! This is a snapshot of the rail journey in the 70’s, and an opportunity to see how the stations and landscape have changed over time.