Caught by the River

Matilda Temperley: A View From the Hill

18th January 2019

A fire is lit during the Beltane celebrations at Chalice Well Gardens in Glastonbury.

From now until 1 June, an exhibition of new images by the award-winning photographer (and friend of the site) Matilda Temperley is on show at Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury.

As well as capturing Somerset’s wonderful distinctiveness, ‘A View From the Hill’ has also documented some of the issues facing rural communities. It includes portraits of the industries synonymous with the area – elverers, peat-diggers, cheddar cheese makers, cider farmers and withy growers feature – and also reflects a rapidly changing landscape. Somerset’s alternative communities and its unmissable annual celebrations feature too.

More information is available here.

Cheesemaker Tom Calver in his cheddar cheese cellar at Westcombe Dairy.

Rocky the Jacob Ram at the Royal Bath and West

Sophia Campbell preparing her scythe for topping weeds in the pasture at Tinkers Bubble.