Unearth Rattery

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

Between now and July next year, Villages in Action will be working 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 have recently been 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.

After the research has been completed, the Rattery stories will be shared with musicians, actors and artists who will then work together to create a multi-media performance piece to be performed in the Rattery in the Summer 2017.

So, watch out for details locally and keep up with how the project is going.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the project or would like to know how you can become involved contact the Unearth project co-ordinatior, Kate Green email or telephone on 07976 712849

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