Chyan Community Field launches apple growing project
2:00pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
Chyan Community Field used Penryn Fair Day to launch a local history project to make a link between its Cornish apple growing and the local apple production history of the area.
Chyan Apple History Project (Chyan Aval Ystory Towl) will build up a picture of the orchards and industry of the valleys in and around Penryn that once supplied cider to ships crews.
The project is collecting photos of artifacts and machinery, remaining orchards or single trees and above all local memories; a pictorial map of the area will eventually be created from the contributions which will be available to be exhibited locally.
Project co-ordinator Betty Levene said: “The almost hidden and small scale vestiges of this once important facet of local life is, in some ways, what makes it so enticing.
“Its very invisibility today also means that we stand to lose these last remnants through development and the passing of the last people who do hold these memories.”
Chyan Community Field has been planting an orchard of old Cornish apple varieties for almost decade and wants to highlight the continuity of its enterprise with the local area.
Each autumn it holds a celebration of apples on Apple Day where anyone can come and bring unknown varieties to try and identify, try out apple pressing for juice, help plant new apple trees and contribute to the history project with information.
If you have information, you can contact Chyan on 01326 377447 or via email@example.com.