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A historic tale of daffodils in Tehidy Country Park

The following extract about Tehidy Country Park is from Flora Brittanica by Richard Mabey (where he quotes a lot of reminiscences from around the country regarding wild flowers. Mabey notes that in Cornwall and other counties they were one of the seasonal crops of gypsies up until the 1980s, and then gives the following quote:

‘From the woods at Tehidy gypsies used to gather daffs to sell in Cambourne outside Woolworths on a Saturday morning’

This hasn’t happened for many years but it gives an interesting glimpse of how the rich natural environment in our part of Cornwall has been used in the past.

Tehidy Woods 3

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