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Borders - Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway

About the group This project has a geographic focus on the Solway Firth, aiming to link rural communities on the coast in Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway.

Created 20 July 2014

Annan Academy, recording by John A Thompson talking about the academy and other schools in the town (21/7/2014).



The first part of the recording talks about image SPW040216.

Borders Project
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 05:42:59 PM
This image shows where artists William Ewart Lockhart (1846) RSA RSW RSPP Toot Hills House

lived with his grandparents (top left in front of the woods).



The recording tells his story told by Margaret Wilkins Art Historian. An example of his work can be seen in the Annan Museum.

Borders Project
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 05:35:48 PM
This image was voted as the public favourite image at drop in workshops in Kirkcudbright in August. It will be produced as a postcard for BfABorders project.

Borders Project
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:33:38 PM
One of the images inspiring the Annan from Above writers group due to be published in September 2014.

Borders Project
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:25:26 PM
This image has been selected as the cover of the Annan from Above book of new writing for BfABorders project launched on 9th September 2014.

Borders Project
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:25:26 PM
Cockermouth's favourite image as voted for at a public workshop on the 19th August 2014 arranged for BfABorders by the Civic Trust.

Borders Project
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 11:57:33 AM
This image covers most of the town centre and was used as part of the BfABorders public workshop on the 19th August 2104 run by the Civic Trust.

Borders Project
Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:57:46 AM
Comments added 19th August 2014 by members of the public.
Brian
Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:06:52 AM
The 'Borders' creative response project is well on its way - poems, memories, stories and photographs coming in every day - all sparked by aerial photographs of Annan. Some participants have been moved to visit the surviving buildings on the BFA slides and photograph them as they are today - this is the Central Hotel which in its time has been a temporary army barracks as well as a hotel. One of several buildings by local architect, Frank Carruthers, who also designed Annan Academy.

Powfootwoman
Tuesday 19th of August 2014 09:49:03 AM
One of the images inspiring the Annan from Above writers group due to be published in September 2014. https://annanfromabove.wordpress.com



Recording of Alan Thompson talking about Cochrans (boilers) on the 21st July 2014 at the first writers workshop.



Borders Project
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:40:57 PM
One of the images inspiring the Annan from Above writers group due to be published in September 2014.

Borders Project
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:39:58 PM
One of the images inspiring the Annan from Above writers group due to be published in September 2014.

Borders Project
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:35:42 PM
One of the images inspiring the Annan from Above writers group due to be published in September 2014. Recording of Jim Hawkins, History researcher , speaking about this area of Annan recorded on the 21st July at the first workshop writers.

Borders Project
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:30:21 PM
One of the images inspiring the Annan from Above writers group due to be published in September 2014.

Borders Project
Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:24:27 PM
Kirkcudbright drop in sessions to look at the Britain from Above images are 6th,7th & 8th August 2-5pm at Parish Church Hall.

Borders Project
Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:34:40 PM
The first week of The Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yr) Workshops is over. The group spent a week exploring the environment around the Solway Coast and learning new skills.



On the last day everyone was asked to write a postcard home to remind themselves of what they had learned during the week. The postcards were initially blank and everyone printed onto the front a stencil or a stamp cut during the mark making workshop.



The postcards will arrive home in a months time and will be a small reminder of experiences and memories which may already have begun to fade. Much like the archive photographs we hope to spark these memories again with a small snapshot of their week.



A few of these postcards have been scanned and pinned to this Aerial Films photograph in the places they relate to. Click on the pins to take a look.

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 04:29:05 PM
Mark Making Workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs), Bowness-on-Solway.



This workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers aims to teach lino cutting and stencilling skills, as a way of exploring mark making and mans mark on the landscape.



Marks which are particularly striking in aerial photographs of the Solway coast, which capture the peat cutting that took place in the area on an industrial scale, carving deep channels into the earth, and still marks the landscape today.



Borders - Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway group



BfA Borders Project: Cumbria & Dumfries and Galloway #BfABorders

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 04:06:11 PM
Mark Making Workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs), Bowness-on-Solway.



Part of the BfA Borders Project #BfA Borders



This workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers aims to teach lino cutting and stencilling skills, as a way of exploring mark making and mans mark on the landscape.



Marks which are particularly striking in aerial photographs of the Solway coast, which capture the peat cutting that took place in the area on an industrial scale, carving deep channels into the earth, and still marks the landscape today.

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 03:55:39 PM
Mark Making Workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs), Bowness-on-Solway



This workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers aims to teach lino cutting and stencilling skills, as a way of exploring mark making and mans mark on the landscape.



Marks which are particularly striking in aerial photographs of the Solway coast, which capture the peat cutting that took place in the area on an industrial scale, carving deep channels into the earth, and still marks the landscape today.



Peat cutting, Glasson Moss, from the south-west, 1949, image reference EAW022867



Peat cutting, Glasson Moss, 1949, image reference EAW022869

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 03:39:32 PM
Photographs taken by The Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs) around the remains of the Solway Viaduct, at Bowness-on Solway have been turned into black and white images as inspiration for the lino cutting and stencilling part of the workshop based around mark making and mans mark on the landscape.



This is an interesting element that can be seen in the aerial photographs of the Solway coast, particularly the Peat cutting around Glasson Moss, that we are exploring as part of the Borders Project in this area.

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 03:22:40 PM
Photographs taken by The Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs) around the remains of the Solway Viaduct, seen in the aerial photograph of Glasson Moss and environs, Bowness-on-Solway, 1949: Image Reference EAW022906, have been turned into black and white images as inspiration for the lino cutting and stencilling workshop later in the week.



This workshop with The Solway Nature Explorers is based around mark making and mans mark on the landscape seen in the aerial photographs of the Solway coast, particularly the Peat cutting, Glasson Moss, from the south-west, 1949, image reference EAW022867.

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 03:10:57 PM
Framing Views! A photo across to Annan taken through the remains of the iron frame on the Cumbrian side of the Solway. Taken by: Week 1 Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs) Tuesday 29th July 2014. Photography Composition Workshop, Britain from Above Borders Project.



Some of the first photography work can be seen in the pins on the aerial photograph of Glasson Moss and environs, Bowness-on-Solway, 1949: Image Reference EAW022906

Tan By Two
Monday 4th of August 2014 02:04:57 PM
A rare sight of the Castle, River and Brewery.

Borders Project
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 03:13:17 PM
One of 18 images to be discussed at drop in workshops at the Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall on Wednesday, 6th August, Thursday 7th August and Friday 8th August between 2.00-5.00pm.

Working with the Kirkcudbright History Society, the organisers of the Britain from Above - Borders project are hoping to hear reminiscences, memories and insights about aspects of the town which are so clear in the photographs and yet may be now changed or gone. The accounts inspired by the photographs will be noted and compiled into a booklet.



The enlarged pictures show both the whole town from several hundred feet as well as more detailed views taken at lower level such as the adjacent photograph of the Harbour Square in 1947, when the fair was in town. There are also views of the Gibb Hill Air Sea Rescue base in 1947, and earlier views of the St. Mary Street / High Street area taken in the 1930s.

Borders Project
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 03:09:30 PM
Solway Nature Explorers photography skills workshop as part of #BfABorders project with 15 young people 29th July 2014.

Borders Project
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 03:02:38 PM
We are working on the Borders Project on the Cumbrian side of the Solway Firth. Next week we will be starting youth workshops with The Solway Nature Explorers at Campfield Marsh, just next to the remains of the viaduct.



http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/campfieldmarsh/f/248239/t/112873.aspx



You can still walk to the end of the old viaduct abutment but it's a bit of a struggle, the path is very overgrown and neglected. Once you reach the end there is a great view across the solway and one frame of the great iron structure that used to support to railway line is still standing.



We will be using the shape of the remaining frame as a viewfinder to teach photography and composition skills to the Solway Nature Explorers. Their photographs will be turned into stencils and prints to produce land art made using natural pigments and materials from the local area. These will be recorded and turned into postcards to be sent back into the community.



You can see the photography work of the Solway Nature Explorers (9-14yrs) in the pins on this aerial photograph!

Tan By Two
Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 11:53:46 AM
We are just about to start our 'Borders' project on the Solway Firth - our chosen area is the town of Annan and yesterday saw a gathering of poets and prose writers, historians, experts on aerial photography and people with a local interest. Just four slides produced four illuminating mini-lectures from four local historians which indicates the creative potential of such source material. Our aim is to produce a printed book by September as our part of the project.

Powfootwoman
Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 01:08:24 PM
Cockermouth town centre with a good view of the castle.

Borders Project
Sunday 20th of July 2014 07:16:47 PM