Re-installing the canopy on the lime kiln bar at Porthleven Food Festival

We can’t believe it’s already been a year since we designed and made the beautiful red wave canopy for the lime kiln bar at Porthleven Food Festival.

The lime-kiln was built in 1814 and produced lime to construct the harbour and other buildings that followed.  Before that the harbour was a flat marshland that sat on the banks of a stream that flowed into the sea at a small cove. Porthleven’s name probably came from the old Cornish ‘porth’ (harbour) and ‘leven’ (level or smooth).

Looking at the canopy today in the sun makes our heart sing.  This is what we like to do. We are designers and makers of canvas shelters.  It’s just fabulous to return to one of our bespoke commissions and see it rise again (like a phoenix from the fire) ready to occupy its given space and fulfil its job. We think this future canvas of ours sits well within this modern event, in this historic setting.

Designing canopies for specific locations really tests our ingenuity and forces us to innovate in ways that we have not before.  The position and requirements of different canopies gives rise to ever changing designs.  This is one of our favourites so far.

Contact us if you need some bespoke shelter designed and made for you.

 

 



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