Hayle Churks Free Local iPhone App!
The Hayle Churks free iPhone app is the perfect accompaniment on your holidays in Cornwall, giving a historical tale of Hayle whilst walking around the small coastal town.
The app, which gets its name from the local dialect word for cinders, was created by Falmouth University student Lucy Frears, with help from Heritage Lottery Fund’s All Our Stories grant.
She said: “The app is an abstract experience that involves walking through people’s memories from different decades. The walker uses the information they have: their location, the story, archive pictures and historical facts on the map to try to piece together the clues. The app reveals and locates experiences from Hayle’s past and present which may nudge us to think about the future of the town and our own legacy.”
The 2 hour walk starts and ends at Foundry Square, following the water and covering Penpol Terrace, North Quay, Harvey’s Towans, Clifton Terrace and King George V Memorial Walk. If you’d prefer, the route can broken down into smaller more manageable stages.
Freddy’s downloaded it on my phone and we’re looking forward to exploring Hayle when we’re next at Tolroy Manor Holiday Park.