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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
a hymn there.


2 West Briton 8.6.1827