Heralds of Spring – Oral Histories

A series six oral histories collected as part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Heralds of Spring’ project in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the Devon and Cornwall border. These sound clips give an evocative reminder of the importance of the much loved historic daffodil varieties from former growers and those who still work tirelessly to celebrate our unique daffodil heritage. Click on the thumbnails to hear their stories (please note there is a slight delay on the introduction page before the audio file starts).

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In memory of the late Stan Sherrill

Heralds of Spring was a ground-breaking Heritage Lottery funded ‘collection in the landscape’ project. This is one of six oral histories telling the story of this remarkable historic daffodil collection and how these flowers play a crucial role in the people stories of those who live here and bring such a riot of colour to the Tamar Valley landscape in the springtime

The Heralds of Spring project was delivered by Tamar Grow Local on behalf of the Tamar Valley AONB partnership. Thanks to funding from Tamar TLC the project has been extended to support continued daffodil surveying by a group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers.