|Heart's Delight 1955 aerial photograph by Lee Wulff, photo A 14-77.2 at The Rooms.
Happy Friday, ICH fans!
We had a really positive workshop last night in Heart's Delight - Islington. They have a new town Heritage Committee, and seem to be really keen on doing some work documenting and safeguarding living heritage. We chatted about what makes up “Living Heritage” and introduced the five categories of Intangible Cultural Heritage as defined by UNESCO. From there, community members came up with a long list of local traditions, skills, crafts, customs, and knowledge. One of the best parts of my job is that I'm always learning new things (and new words) and last night was no exception. People talked about fishing skills and berth names, bean suppers, candy-making, tying knots in young tree branches and letting them grow to make things like gavels, and "randying the girls home" - which isn't as rude as you might think. Locally, "randying" means sliding (sledding, or what a mainlander might call "tobogganing") down a hill, or pulling someone on a sled/cat/slide. "Randy" gets its own entry in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English.
|Prioritizing our list of possible living heritage themes.
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|Mayor Clayton Branton, Dale Jarvis, and Wayne Ford. Photo by Allan Boyce