Thresh and Ply (2014)
Thresh and Ply was a project which drew its inspiration directly from Heron Corn Mill’s archive and library (including oral and video history recordings) In creating new artistic works from these documents we celebrated the lives of ordinary people who lived, farmed, milled and spent their lives in this area.
Our archive and library holds many stories, insights, anecdotes and documents relating to the history of Heron Corn Mill and the surrounding area and its people. The first performance was Threshold, seen by the public at the re-opening of the mill at Easter 2014.
In 2016, Performer in Residence Carran Waterfield researched the Women of Beetham, holding a course on developing performance pieces during the Autumn, which ultimately led to her development of the Beautiful End project in 2018. You can read Carran’s blog here www.ninaandfrederick.co.uk/wordpress1/