Mill Mechanics: cul-de-sacs, avenues and the baking of bread

Mill Mechanics
Mill Mechanics

I made the film Tree Fall which I tried out on Audrey Steeley (Manager at Heron Corn Mill), Nell Dale (Visual Artist) and my students (Manchester University Devising Module).

You may be able to view it here soon.

The digression into workmen’s  activities became the focus this February working on the project at Heron Corn Mill.  It will  form  Mill Mechanics which I won’t talk about but just edit the material and show you later.  It follows on from Tree fall.

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Saints, Bones and Body Parts

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The Resting Place

This image does not come from Cumbria, it comes from Norfolk and is in the grounds of Gressenhall Workhouse, not too far from the location of the paupers’ unmarked graves in the apple orchard there.

The Resting Place of the Disappeared

 

I have been studying the lives of the saints this week whilst at the mill in Cumbria  and in particular have learned much from a thesis I found when searching for one of the Lady Trinity I wrote about last time.

The final resting place counts towards the location of a saint.  Their body parts (relics) could travel widely causing multiple claims upon holy sites stretching country wide.   For scholars concerned with mapping the story sources of obscure saints there is every reason to look at the detail and be extremely pernickity.  The inclusion or exclusion of material could affect the claim and ultimately the celebrant/celebrity status.

Resting Place in Beetham
Resting Place in Beetham
Resting Place Just After River Split
Resting Place Just After River Split

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