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17-27 September 2020

The Land That Made Us – Podcast

  • Off the Shelf
  • Podcast
Fri 18 September, 12:00pm 40 minutes

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The Land That Made Us – Christine Gregory

Christine Gregory shares stories from The Land That Made Us – a book based on the personal accounts of farmers of the South West Peak District. The accounts were collected by Christine as part of an oral history project exploring farming lives in the region.

Brought to you in association with Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

About the book

The South West Peak District is a varied landscape of moorland, valleys, cloughs and tiny hamlets. Farmers from the area shared their stories with Christine – heroic endeavours in difficult terrain as well as day-to-day work and family life spanning eighty years of farming history. With the future of both landscape and farming communities hanging in the balance they also address sustainability in the short and long term.Christine Gregory is a writer, photographer and artist, and the author of four books about the Peak District. Profits from book sales go to support Bakewell based charity The Farming Life Centre.