Monthly Archives: February 2014

…and after the dig we had a party.



Children from Brixham C. of E. Primary celebrated their part in the “All Our Stories” project by holding a party.

As a souvenir of the sunny day at the archaeological dig the children received a copy of the leaflet “Victorian families and soldiers at Berry Head” with its accompanying activity pack and teacher’s notes .

You can hear their enthusiastic involvement in the previous entry of this  blog.


Brixham kids go ‘digging’ on Berry Head



This feature was recorded at Berry Head as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project by Brixham Heritage Museum to tell the stories of the Victorian and early Edwardian families who lived on Berry Head, Brixham with special focus on the Shrives families and their close association with the Rev. Henry Francis Lyte (author of the hymn “Abide with Me”).

The project involved staff and volunteers from the museum, Class 4 from Brixham Church of England Primary school and young people from Brixham Youth Enquiry Service (YES), a local charity which supports young people in the local community.

Training and advice in interviewing, recording and editing was provided in a short series of workshops by Sound Communities of Totnes.

The recordings were made on 19th June 2013 when class 4 visited an archeaological dig on a site near to the Napoleonic forts on Berry Head.

For several years the museum has organised archaeological digs undertaken by a skilled and knowledgeable band of volunteers led by museum curator Dr Philip Armitage. Some of these volunteers feature in the recording.

Interviewing and collecting of the recordings was by Rhiannon More, Kesley Harding and William Wade, from YES.

The feature was edited and produced by Janet Pettit, education officer at the museum.