Picturing the Past, Saddleworth Museum

In 2017 I was commissioned by Saddleworth Museum to run a multi-generational project about local farming traditions.  I conducted drawing interviews with three older people about their memories of life on the farm. The film clips were edited and shown to a group of young people, who then interviewed the older participants to find out more about their memories.  The young people then went to some of the sites of the stories and created their own drawings. The whole project was documented in a film which is on display in the permanent collection at Saddleworth Museum. 

Farm house kitchen
Farm house kitchen

This drawing by Doris Wibberley shows a farm house kitchen with cooking range and grandfather clock

Drawing workshop
Drawing workshop

Drawing workshop with young people

Tractor
Tractor

Sam Bradbury began farming with horses. This drawing shows his first tractor.

Farmhouse
Farmhouse

Drawing by young people during the drawing workshop.

Drawing workshop
Drawing workshop

Drawing workshop with young people.

Lowerstones Farm
Lowerstones Farm

Drawing of Lowerstones Farm by young people during the drawing workshop.