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Carlyon Farm

Clive Gunnell reports from Carlyon Farm

News 1965 6 mins

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TV reporter Clive Gunnell is with pupils from Penweathers School in Truro on Carlyon Farm in Cornwall. This is a bid to educate and inform young people from cities and urban areas about farming and its practices. The aim is to provide an experience of farm and countryside life enabling pupils to make the connection between food production and food consumption. 

Carlyon meaning fort of rock-slabs is one of four civil parishes created in 2009 for the St Austell area of Cornwall. Part rural and part coastal it encompasses Carlyon Bay, Garker and Tregrehan Mills. In the area too are the Carlyon Farm Kilns that were once the largest coal fired china clay drying kilns. Penweathers School site is in redevelopment for housing.