Saltash Chronicles

This community collective, headed up by Andrew Tritton, is creating twenty seven embroidered panels chronicling the history of Saltash.

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Celtic Cross – Embroiderer Sharon Gallagher, Artwork SCEP

With the yarn coming from Bayeux, linen from Scotland and the frames on which they are currently held, made by inmates of Dartmoor, the panels will be joined to form a massive ‘tapestry’.

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The revival of the tin mining industry – Embroiderer Sally Purssell, Artwork by SCEP

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The market of St Nicholas – Embroiderer Sally Purssell, Artwork by SCEP

To see the part-finished (mostly) panels all together, snaking round the room was an insight into just how amazing the finished piece will look.  It was the first time the embroiderers had seen the panels together too; what a sense of achievement they must feel.

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The Anglo Saxons – Embroiderer Helen Mudge, Artwork by SCEP

It was a blast from the past for me, being in my home town and seeing people I’ve known since childhood, a few of whom are involved in the project.

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Major-General Sir William Penn Symons – Embroiderer Liz Bolt, Artwork by SCEP

At the end of July the Saltash Chronicles Embroidery Project held a grand opening ceremony at Saltash Baptist Church.

Bubbles

Bubbles

The work has now been carefully joined and mounted behind a temporary perspex show case in the church hall.

Opening

Opening

 

The church is open some Saturday mornings so you can go along and see the work for yourself.

A project booklet is also available.  For further information and opening times, see the Project website and Facebook page.

Project Booklet

Project Booklet

On 8th September the Duchess of Gloucester visited the church to view the embroidery and was presented with the project logo embroidered by Sue Ellingham.

Thanking Sue

Thanking Sue

Presenting the logo

Presenting the logo

Introductions

Meeting the makers

Art and Photography