Former Institute students revisit the past on the Edwardian Farm
16 November 2010
Former Institute students Alex Langlands and
Peter Ginn have been re-living the day-to-day life of the Edwardian farmer for a new series, currently being broadcast by the BBC.
In 'Edwardian Farm' Alex and Peter and historian Ruth Goodman attempt to bring Morwellham Quay in Devon, once home to one of the busiest ports in Britain, back to life as it was in its Edwardian heyday. They set up home in one of the cottages, prepare for the arrival of their first livestock, plant crops and also branch out into new ventures like market gardening and all-year-round egg production.
Alex (MA Archaeology, 2001; BA Medieval Archaeology, 1998) and Peter (BA Egyptian Archaeology, 2000) have also featured in the series 'Victorian Farm' and 'Victorian Farm Christmas' broadcast by the BBC in 2009. This historical observational documentary series followed the team who lived the life of Victorian farmers for a year on the Acton Scott estate in Shropshire.
Alex and Peter also participated in the 2005 series 'Tales from the Green Valley' which explored life on a British farm in the 17th century and which was the winner of a prestigious Learning on Screen Award 2006 given by the British Universities Film & Video Council.