About the project
The Milton Damerel Video Project was started in December 2017. The idea was to record short videos of Milton Damerel through the seasons, nail them all together towards the end of 2018 and post the resultant video on the Milton Damerel website** The video WILL be spectacular but I need your help to make it so. Stick with me here..
Particularly, I need the help of local farmers. I need to know when you are going to drive livestock up a lane, when you are going to squeeze those piglets into the back of your Land Rover and well, just about anything really. You are the backbone of the community and everything you do is of interest but most of it is never seen by the wider public. I need to be in the right place at the right time.
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The main thing is, you need to be happy with me being around with a camera or even following your tractor with a drone. I know you are all very busy but please get someone to give me a call/text/email.
I also need invites to local events. If you are happy for me to come along and record your event for inclusion please call/text/email. Again, please don’t dismiss it as not being of interest. Everything is of interest.
Do you have any old photographs of Milton Damerel I may borrow? These would make an interesting ‘then and now’ video and I hope to have an example of this linked below by the time this is published. (They would be copied and returned the same day.)
Does that grandparent (which maybe you) with the broad Devon accent have an anecdote/poem could be used as part of a soundtrack to a rural scene? This is your chance to record it. Let’s talk.
So, if you are still reading I must have sparked your curiosity right? You are wondering how on earth can a small wet and muddy farming community be spectacular?
**Since starting this project the Milton Damerel Community website has ceased to exist and has been replaced by a Parish Council website so a home for this video is uncertain.
Well, this is how it may look. You decide.
Filmed in 4k Ultra HD and best viewed full screen. (Click square bottom right)
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Many of these images would not have been possible without the kind assistance and active involvement of the land owners, farmers and residents of Milton Damerel.
- Fernley Luxton, Venn Farm
- Christine Poole, Venn Farm
- The church wardens, Isabel & Roy Fairbrother
- The Bradworthy Choir
- John Webb
- Sheila Daniel, Methodist Chapel
- Grace Millman
- Scott & Yvonne Garman, ‘The Organic Mechanic’
- Liz Kirby, Blackberry Farm
- John Driver
- Roberta Jackson, Parish Hall
- Clifford Fishleigh, Gratton Farm
- Rachael Poole East Wonford Farm
- Jim & Melanie Richardson, Milton Damerel Gardening Club
- Malcolm Woodcock
Contact details at the end of this video, in the June & September 2018 parish newsletter or via the contact link above.
How may these images be used? Click here
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.