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Hayle Down Your Way April 7 2016



Column for April 7 2016




Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday April 7, at 10am there is Games; then at 12.30pm for 1pm the U3A luncheon takes place. On Tuesday April 12 at 10am there is Art; then at 2pm the Film club meets. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.

Angarrack's next fortnightly coffee morning takes place this Friday, April 8, between 10am and noon at Angarrack Community Centre. All welcome.


There will be a quiz evening in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care (St Julia's) at 7pm for 7.30pm this Friday April 8 at the Old Quay House on the Hayle causeway. John Woodbridge will be the quizmaster.  It's £2.50 per person to enter and the teams will consist of between four and six people.


The Lady in the Van - Saturday April 9 at 7.30pm.

The ‘mostly true' story of playwright Alan Bennett and Mary Shepherd, the elderly homeless woman who parked her Bedford van outside his home in Camden for a few weeks and stayed until her death 15 years later. Maggie Smith first played the cantankerous, unstoppable Mary on stage 16 years ago, and makes her believably exasperating, inspiring, charming, and appalling, often all at the same time. Alex Jennings plays a bemused Bennett, gradually unpicking Mary's past and often asking himself why he has allowed this to happen - there are no easy answers. The well-heeled artsy neighbours include great performances from Frances de la Tour and Roger Allam. (104 mins, 12A).

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


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.


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.


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.


On Sunday April 10, the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated at 9.30 am.

On Wednesday April 13, Said Eucharist will be at 10 am.