Christmas Lights

Village News

1877 | Rugby feat at Angarrack

According to The Book of Hayle by Cyril Noall 1985 ISBN 38009003980296 p127:

Rugby - the 'Cornish' game - made its official appearance at Hayle in 1877 when a football club was founded by that legendary character T. Edmund Hocking.  Three times a Cambridge blue and winner of the Diamond Sculls, he possessed a remarkable physique and twice kicked a Rugby ball 123 feet over Angarrack Viaduct, the second time to allay suspicion of assistance from a following wind - a feat never equalled before or since.


tags for 1877 | Rugby feat at Angarrack