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The Chalk Cherries and Chairs project, running since 2019, has been connecting communities across the Central Chilterns with the landscape and heritage of the region. One strand of this work is Woodlanders’ Lives and Landscapes aims to uncover the stories of people who lived and worked in the Chilterns of the past. This includes people working in cottage industries: lace making, straw plaiting and bodging.
This video introduces you to the e volunteers already working on this project: what they’ve discovered, why they enjoy volunteering, why you should get involved, and what they still need to learn before we can fully understand the lives of the woodlanders in the Chilterns.
Woodlanders’ Lives and Landscapes is delivered by Bucks New University. Many thanks to Helena Chance, Lesley Hoskins, Susan Holmes, Vanessa Worship, Mavis Warner and Susan Jane Barker for appearing in this short film.
You can follow the progress of the project here