Announcement! Final Project Event: 28th April 2023

There will be a showcase for the Water Histories project on 28th April at Culturally Chard Spring Festival Chard Guildhall, 14 Fore St, Chard TA20 1PH Opening 10.30am – 3.30pm  Intro talks at 11.30am and 2pm  Admission free, refreshments available. Venue…

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More on Water Finding: Pendulums, Rods and Skills

There are a few different techniques for using pendulums but the suggested basic method in The Diviner’s Handbook is to gently swing the pendulum back and forth as a ‘neutral’ setting and watch for it to either start rotating or…

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Pendulums

I met with Jon Warfield (dowser) and Gerrie Bews + co from Chard museum for a water divining walk around Chard town centre. We attempted to locate the underground streams with dowsing rods and by using other above-ground signifiers like…

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Film Production

Lots of material has been generated during the sessions at Holyrood Academy. Firstly stills and short clips from our initial water finding workshop, then later longer pieces of footage and sound recordings as the students explored the idea of water…

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Sluices

Project documentation; visit to the the inner workings of Chard Highstreet Streams, and how the sluices are used to control the flow. The white plug-like thing is a sluice gate!

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Costumes

Using their water maps and historical images of water-finding techniques for reference, the students designed and made costumes to use in our water finding activities and filming. The tunics and cloaks were decorated with water patterns, our dowsing lore, elements…

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Dowsing

Dowsing is a form of divination which has been used for thousands of years to locate water underground. I worked with Jon Warfield, a water diviner to learn more about this ancient skill as he demonstrated techniques for my group…

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Chard Reservoir

Photographic contact sheets. Project documentation; Chard Reservoir. The image above shows one of the sluices that control the water levels. Reservoir environment: Reservoir Flora:

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