Maker Memories

Rame Peninsula, Torpoint

Maker Memories is a volunteer led community project designed to capture the rich and diverse heritage of Maker Camp on the Rame Peninsula.

The project is being led by volunteers from Maker and Rame Community Interest Company in partnership with and supported by the Plymouth History Centre.

The heart of the project is collecting stories and social history about the camp, which has existed in various forms over the past 200 years. It draws on oral history interviews as a means of capturing living memory around Maker Camp, originally set up in the 1920s for ‘deprived city children’ and continued through to the early 1980s.

More recent oral testimony has centred on the hundreds of musicians that have played at the venue and thousands of festival-goers following the creation of an annual music event there in 1999. Maker Camp has become a significant venue in the annual calendar of music festivals.

This archive entry was last updated on 26/10/2020. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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