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Hayle Down Your Way April 14 2016


Column for April 14 2016


Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday April 14, at 10am there is History and Writing; then at 2pm the AGM and an ‘in house' Social event takes place. On Tuesday April 19 at 10am there is Art. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


An over 65's event will take place on Thursday April 14 from 10am until 2pm at the Hayle Emergency Services Community Station.  Come along for a chat, cuppa and cake! There will be a free raffle for all over 65's who come along with prizes donated by the various agencies who will be present and local businesses.  The following people and organisations will be present to help provide answers for anything of interest: Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Tri-Service Officer, Police, Trading Standards, Neighbourhood Watch, Tremorvah Industries, Age UK, Dementia Friends and Wiltshire Farm Foods. Cornwall Fire and Rescue will be there for information and to answer any questions.  For further information call free on 0800 3581 999 or e-mail:


At the Cornish Arms in Hayle on Friday April 15 the Hayle Cricket Club is holding another ‘Race Night' in aid of club funds. Races start at 7.30pm.  All welcome.  There will also be a raffle with good prizes.  By kind permission of the new landlord and landlady.


At the Cornish Arms Hayle on Sunday April 17 at 8pm. An invite to all musicians, dancers & singers and those who wish to come along and just listen to take part in an impromptu session of Celtic music. If there is a good response there is the possibility of this becoming a monthly event on the 3rd Sunday of each month. All those interested please just turn up or contact Joy or Frank 01736754976.


The Annual General Meeting of Hayle Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Committee is to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday April 21 at Old Bolitho Bank, 8 Chapel Terrace, Hayle. TR27 4AB. Refreshments will available. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer fundraiser is very welcome to attend. For more information contact Jennie Gill, Chair, fundraising committee on 01736752778.


Carol  Showing on April 21 at 7.30pm

Carol is a glittering showcase for perfect performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, which have been compared to Katharine and Audrey Hepburn. Blanchett is mesmerising as Carol, a well-heeled married woman who falls for Mara's gamine shopgirl Therese. But as their relationship blooms, we see vulnerability in Carol, who could lose her daughter, and steeliness in Therese, who is determined to be a photographer. In the background is Carol's husband, superbly played by Kyle Chandler, hiring detectives to tail them. The screenplay (adapted from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, author of Strangers on a Train) and the perfect sets and costumes create a completely believable, beautiful, but regimented world in which this romance is just not meant to happen. (118 mins, rated 15.)

As ever, at the Passmore Edwards Institute, house lights down at 7.30pm. Tickets at £5/£4 for members, reserve on 01736 752319, or book online at


Watch out for beautiful bargains in Phillack Parish Hall, Copperhouse, on Saturday, April 23, from 10am to 1pm. There will be: plants, home-made cakes, books, raffle, special things found in Granny's attic and even some hidden treasures.  Refreshments will also be available. Unmissable!  Diary it NOW!


Susan and Jackie's craft & produce weekly fairs start again on Friday April 29 in Phillack Church Hall, Copperhouse, Hayle (in front of Co-op).  Time 10am to 4pm.  Crafters' stalls full of jams, pickles, jewellery, cards, paintings. soaps, knitwear, woodwork, plants as well as fruit & veg.   The Kitchen is open for refreshments and home-made cakes.  Wheelchair and dog friendly.    Pop in and enjoy.


Come along to Phillack church hall every Tuesday, meet up with Catherine and enjoy an hour of Zumba Gold. This is Zumba at a steady pace, enjoyable for everyone, starts at 11:30am until 12:30pm. Remember Summer is just around the corner.  Call 07528135146 for more information.


The visitors from Hayle's twinned town of Pordic are arriving late on Wednesday May 4 departing Saturday May 7. Once again it's a short visit though it's also the 19th year that it has happened. A good programme has been arranged for all 41 of them. There will be a return visit to Pordic in August, details later. On April 15 there will be a cheese and wine evening at Sonia's to raise funds. Call Maurice on 01736 753341 for details. On Saturday July 2 there is a coach trip to Buckfast Abbey at £14 per person. Then a trip to Exeter on Saturday November 5 at £15 per person. If you are interested in the association the Monthly meeting takes place on the second Monday of the month at Asda.


The hall is closed for major repairs. So the Salvation Army have had to move out. Their Sunday services will be held at the Hayle day centre at 11am every Sunday. All children's groups will be held at St Elwyn's church hall:

Rocks on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm

Baby and toddler group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12noon

Lazer on Fridays from 3:45pm to 5pm


On Sunday April 17, the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated at 9.30am by the Reverend Sharon Clifton. On Wednesday April 20, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by Father Malcolm. The APCM will follow after the service.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip said the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday April 9 when the readings were from Acts - Apocalypse and gospel by John.

There will be Mass on Friday at 10am.