A Forgotten Fields presentation, illustrating the history of food production along Heyes Lane, Timperley, finding out about the original farmers, market gardeners and growers, including the story of Timperley Early Rhubarb.
This work is part of the Kindling Trust’s wider Forgotten Fields project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to explore the production, cultivation and availability, of locally produced food in Greater Manchester from 1750 to the present day.
The Kindling Trust (www.kindling.org.uk) worked with children and local residents to explore the heritage of growing and availability of food near Heyes Lane. Topics explored include the indigenous wildlife, fields and crops in the 1840's, early market gardening families, nursery workers and their cultivation techniques, 'Digging for Victory' during World War Two, buying food locally, the community orchard, as well as the current availability of local food. Lessons are drawn from each subject area and related to choices around healthy and sustainable living today.