Unearth Rattery

Villages in Action Rural Heritage project
Unearth – Discovering the Hidden Histories of Devon’s Rural Communities.

Some images from the Unearth Rattery Shadows and Stories Workshop held on 31.08.17. in preparation for the Unearth Show on 10.09.17.

Some images from the Unearth Rattery the Show 10.09.17.

Throughout 2017 Villages in Action worked in Rattery on an exciting, new heritage project called ‘Unearth’

Village in Action (ViA) is the rural touring scheme for Devon – that means that they organise performances and projects to take place in villages from East Devon to West Devon, and from Mid Devon to South Hams. You may have enjoyed a ViA show in the Rattery Village Hall ?

ViA were successful in obtaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to coordinate the Unearth heritage project taking place across two years in eight villages and Rattery is one of the eight!

The Unearth project will help villages to explore, share and celebrate their fascinating local history.

Each village will look at the history that is already known and will take part in further research supported by partner heritage organisations  - the South west Film and TV archive and the Devon Heritage Centre - to unearth local happenings, stories, customs and traditions, including a focus on any stories connected to each village hall.

When the research was completed, the Rattery stories were shared with musicians, actors and artists who worked together to create a multi-media performance piece which was performed in the Rattery on Sunday 9 September 2017.

Other villages involved in this project are Brentor, Buckfastleigh, Chagford, Colyford and Colyton Parish, Crediton, Rattery, Starcross and Whimple.