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Hayle Rose and Cabbage - 1971-2013

Rose and Cabbage Club withers and dies

In 1970 nine people started a gardening club in Hayle. They were Vera Mills, Muriel Dearing, Henry and Ida Hollow, George and Florence Chapman, Pat Hutchens and her son Marshall. They named the club the “Hayle Rose and Cabbage”.

Initially meeting in member’s homes, as membership grew they held meetings and shows in larger venues. In 1971 the Hayle Community Association (HCA) decided to have a marquee on the Hayle Recreation Ground with allaffiiated clubs taking part, the Rose and Cabbage were involved.

The membership by then had grown considerably and it was decided they would have their own show the next year, so in 1972 the first Summer Show in the Marquee was held. During the following years they held Spring and Autumn Shows, monthly meetings and various other events.

Hayle Rose and Cabbage Club

Rose and Cabbage Club :
Back Row: Mike Reffold, Joanna Kwiatkowska, Yvonne Dineen, Frank
Aplin, Kate York, Lyn Reffold, Mel Gearse, Sue George, Mary Bryon-Edmonds, Jeff Turk.
Front Row: Ruth Atterbury-Thomas, Sarah Turk, Jackie Aplin, Don McGearse, Marion Coombe

Sadly over the last ten years or so it has become difficult to find people who were willing or able to sit on the committee and help run the events to keep the club going. By this time the cost of running the Summer Show had become so expensive that it was no longer viable to hold the show in the Marquee, so for the last three years Hayle Day Care Centre kindly allowed the show to take place there.The membership dwindled so much that it was decided at the AGM in 2010 that the Club would be run by the committee but the committee members are getting to an age when they are no longer able to carry on with all the work that is involved – our eldest member is in her nineties and the youngest in her sixties! Over the last two years the Club had assistance from Hayle Allotment Society, which was much appreciated and there was hope that the Society would be able to take over, but alas that didn’t happen.

So it is with regret that after over forty years the Hayle Rose and Cabbage Club has been disbanded. It is a credit to all the people who have been involved in one way or another in keeping it running for so many years.

The committee has commissioned a bench to be made in memory of the Club and this will be placed on the King George V Memorial Walk for all to use and enjoy. The remaining financial balance has been donated to St. Julia’s Hospice, Hayle Day Care Centre and Hayle Flower Club.

If you or your family have donated a cup or trophy and would like it returned, please get in touch with the Show Secretary, Sarah Turk, 35 Penpol Terrace 01736 752319 and she will get it to you in July, when the cups come back from the prize winners.

The Hayle Community Archive would be very interested in having any memorabilia that anyone has about the Club. The phone no. is 01736 753962 and the address is The Old Brewery Office, 1 Sea Lane (behind The Cornish Arms). They are open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 1pm.

The outgoing committee would like to express their thanks to everyone over the last forty odd years who has helped and supported the Rose and Cabbage.
Hayle Rose and Cabbage

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