The cornishmemory.com team brought its roadshow to the Royal Cornwall Show this year. We were based adjacent to the Heritage Marquee near the West Entrance where we also had a stand next to Cornwall Heritage Trust one of our main match funders.
During the four day show we had hundreds of visitors who were able to view the cornishmemory.com website and discuss the archive with the team of volunteers and staff. There was a tremendous response by the media with articles in the main Cornish newspapers and also airtime on BBC Radio Cornwall. We were able to digitise a fascinating array of archive material that was generously given to us by the Royal Cornwall Show team .
A special moment was when we were regaled of how the buttonhole for the Prince of Wales (of red, white and blue sweetpeas see featured image and left) was prepared and donated by the mother of one of our contributors! Illustrating how the website and its material can transport memories back over the years.
The purpose of our presence at the Royal Cornwall Show was to introduce and promote the cornishmemory.com website and also to give members of the community to bring in their own memories and materials for digitisation.
There was a tremendous response by the media with articles in the main Cornish newspapers and also airtime on BBC Radio Cornwall. We will return to the Show in 2015. The team at the Royal Cornwall Show were fantastic and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all there generosity and support.