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210214 | The history of 100-year-old cart emerging from Cornish cliff - Following precarious clear-up and recent erosion

A 100-year-old cart is emerging from a cliff at Gwithian after vegetation was cleared from around it two years ago, and some more recent erosion, making it more visible. The cart is thought to be part of the Gwithian Tin Works, which lifted tin-rich sand
With many people noticing the cart in the cliff for the first time, its appearance has prompted much wonder and speculation about how it got there
Aerial ropeway and buckets - Gwithian Tin Works c. 1930

The history of a 100-year-old cart emerging from a Cornish cliff

Following a precarious clear-up and some recent erosion, beach-goers have been noticing the cart and speculating how it got there  read more »

210111 | Mysterious Cornwall shipwrecks re-emerge for first time in decades

Experts are unsure which ship these remains are from (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)
Many locals cannot remember ever seeing the wrecks at Porth Kidney Sands near St Ives (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)
The French brigantine Providence or the German brigantine Albert Wilhelm are believed to be the most likely contenders (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)
The wooden structures do not reveal much about their origins (Picture: Cornwall Live/BPM Media)

Mysterious Cornwall shipwrecks re-emerge for first time in decades

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1825 | 1825 plan of Hayle in Cornwall, showing the design for bridges, a turnpike road and an embankment causeway | Twitter

1825 plan of Hayle in Cornwall, showing the design for bridges, a turnpike road and an embankment causeway
Plan - 1825 plan of Hayle in Cornwall, showing the design for bridges, a turnpike road and an embankment causeway

1876 | SS Bride sailed from Hayle to London with mining machinery built at Harvey's Foundry for South Africa diamond mines

On this day 9th November in 1876, the West Briton reported that the ship SS Bride had sailed from Hayle to London with mining machinery built at Harvey's Foundry. The machinery would then be sent to South Africa for use in the diamond mines


 

 

 

201003 | Book on Hayle's history enjoys third edition; freshly unearthed historic photographs; Churks, Clidgy and Doodle-Dashers

View in Hayle
A street scene at Copperhouse in Hayle (Image: Hayle Heritage Centre)
The Square in Hayle back in the days (Image: Hayle Heritage Centre)
Foundry Square in Hayle with The White Hart & Cornubia Biscuits - Image: R.Williams, HCA

Book on Hayle's history enjoys third edition release

The new edition boasts freshly unearthed historic photographs and essays from first-time contributors  read more »

200715 | Once in a lifetime plant now in bloom - Hayle boasts very rare puya plants whcih normally grow in South America

A once in a lifetime flowering plant is now in bloom in Hayle.  The town boasts a rare 'Puya' flower on King George V Memorial Walk *picture by Hayle Town Council

Once in a lifetime plant now in bloom in Hayle

Hayle boasts very rare puya plants whcih normally grow in South America and die once they have flowered. It is now in bloom.  read more »

1884 | A pillar letter box will placed at Angarrack, to be cleared by the Connor Downs postman about midday

 The Cornish Telegraph - Thursday 18 September 1884   pg. 5:

ANGARRACK.--A pillar letter box will placed at Angarrack, to be cleared by the Connor Downs postman about midday on his return to the Hayle post-office.. This will be a very great convenience to the residents.
 The Cornish Telegraph - Thursday 18 September 1884

 

200401 | Letter to the Editor | Hayle Pump

Letter to the editor

Once again it was with pleasure I received my copy of the Pump, the items often bring such happy memories for me.  read more »

200401 | Haylestones

From L – R David Birch. Trevor Smitheram, John Gurney,David Ellisdon, Ray Wyse, Mark Whiteside, Peter Thompson

Haylestones

From L – R David Birch. Trevor Smitheram, John Gurney,David Ellisdon, Ray Wyse, Mark Whiteside, Peter Thompson
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200221 | Man Engine crew to build ‘largest labyrinth in the world’ in Cornwall

Man Engine crew to build ‘largest labyrinth in the world’ in Cornwall

It will last for 4,000 years  read more »

200213 | 'Shipwreck' appears on a Cornish beach after Storm Ciara

'Shipwreck' appears on a Cornish beach after Storm Ciara

'Shipwreck' appears on a Cornish beach after Storm Ciara

Published by Emma Carton at 9:35am 13th February 2020. (Updated at 9:52am 13th February 2020)

What appear to be the remains of a shipwreck have been uncovered on a Cornish beach.

The discovery was made at Carbis Bay in the wake of Storm Ciara.  read more »

200201 | Hello Hayle

Cornish Arms (Hayle)
John, Bernadette and Charlie Fynn the dog. ( who has met more than 100 dogs in the past 2 months)

Hello Hayle

We started a new adventure! We wanted to work with St.Austell’s Brewery. We had never been to Cornwall. Never been to the south of England. We haven’t seen much of Great Britain at all really.

We are from Canada. But let me start at the beginning of this journey.... We received a call –St. Austell’s had a lovely pub called the Cornish Arms (Hayle) would we be interested? John and I decided to take a road trip ( we were currently living in Morecambe enjoying the views of Morecambe Bay). We drove down to Hayle with Charlie Fynn our goldendoodle dog –quite the drive. Arrived at the pub and stayed in the holiday let  a 2 bedroom flat) –the pub looked lovely –the people were friendly.  read more »

Mystery over Hayle's Historic water pipe - where taps run with the water turned off....

Since 2006 investigations have been ongoing to solve the water mystery in Penpol Road

200201 | Haylestones

Haylestones

Do you know of any marker or boundary stones in the Hayle area? I home-published a small booklet about them a couple of years ago but would like to update it and produce it as a proper book.

I know about most of the obvious ones -the 4 numbered milestones from Penpol Road to Connor Downs; Harvey/CCC marked posts; the GWR stone by the  34greenhouse on the King George Memorial Walk, etc., but there are many more. We are lucky they are still here and I'd like to record what the town has at the moment.  read more »

200201 | Front of House Volunteers required At Hayle Heritage Centre

Front of House Volunteers required

At Hayle Heritage Centre

February 2020

Do you have a few hours to spare each week and would like to join a team of friendly people who are passionate about local history?
We are looking for new Front of House Volunteers to help with the following tasks:
Greeting visitors
Working in the Heritage Centre shop
Assisting with family workshops
Stewarding
Providing information on the local area
Assisting with historical enquiries

There will also be the opportunity to get involved in cataloguing, conservation, research and exhibitions-related activities. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact  read more »

1827 | Whit Monday procession “to the heights of the Towans”

There is an account2 of the anniversary of the Hayle Sunday School which took place in June 1827
on Whit Monday (4th). The Hayle children were joined by the Angarrack branch of the school and 600
children went in procession with the two Wesleyan ministers at their head, “to the heights of the
Towans” and reached a natural amphitheatre “carpeted with nature's green”. “Appropriate”
hymns were sung after an address by the Rev. Thomas Martin after which they returned to the
chapel for tea and cakes. They then went to the beach, formed a circle where prayer was offered
and hymns sang and, on the way back, rested for a while at Riviere House and may well have sung
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1954 | Angarrack Wesleyan Sunday School was engaging bands right up to 1954, at least

Angarrack Wesleyan Sunday School was engaging bands right up to 1954, at least. In 1886 they paid Copperhouse Band
£1. 10s. Eleven years later Copperhouse was charging £2.10s. In 1919 they engaged the prodigious
Camborne Town Band for £7.10s. But it must have been a rare luxury for next year it was back to
Copperhouse at £5. So Copperhouse had it until 1928 when St Erth made its first appearance at
the tea treat charging £5.10s. Perhaps fearing price competition they managed to reduce next
year to £4. 14s. 7d! Next year (1933) Hayle came at £5, then Camborne Junior. Marazion Band
came a couple of years and in 1937 they played indoors! Considering the size of the schoolroom
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Angarrack and Area Census pages links: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891

Print friendly links to Angarrack census sections

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Turns out there IS buried treasure in Cornwall

Turns out there IS buried treasure in Cornwall

Turns out there IS buried treasure in Cornwall
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191001 | Remembering Cunaide, part 2 | Hayle Pump

Remembering Cunaide

Remembering Cunaide –Part 2

Remembering Cunaide Part 2, and last issue’s Part 1, written by Stephen Murley.

There was some artistic license used in part 1 by the author, but articles are based heavily on newspaper articles from c1844 and information at Hayle Heritage Centre.  read more »

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