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Hayle Down Your Way November 10 2016


Column for November 10 2016



Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday November 10, at 10am there is History and Writing then at 2pm the Social event "Photographing Cornwall's Scenery and Wildlife" with Peter Crumpler takes place.  On Tuesday November 15 at 10am there is Art then at 2pm Poetry Reading. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


The Man Who Knew Infinity.  Saturday November 12 at 7.30pm.

The extraordinary true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematical savant from India who came to Cambridge during World War I. Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons excel as the devout Hindu genius and his atheist English supervisor.

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


Remembrance Service will be held this Sunday November 13 at 9.30am at St. Elwyn's church. After the service everyone will march to the war memorial under the supervision of parade marshal Mr. Roy Hayes for the wreath laying ceremony. All those laying wreaths please collect from St. Elwyn's church hall in the morning between 9am and 9.20am. Standard Bearers please meet at the church hall.


Do you ever wonder what lives on the estuary?  Well now is your chance to find out.  Join the RSPB warden and explore the shoreline and mudflats around this wonderful estuary looking for wild birds.  This is the season when birds return to the estuary in good numbers.  Your guide will show you birds like oystercatchers, ringed plover, sanderling, dunlin, black-tailed and bar-tailed godwit, curlew, greenshank, redshank and much, much more.  Meet at Copperhouse swimming pool car park (free), Hayle Estuary nature reserve (SW549362) this Friday November 11, Sunday November 13, Friday November 18 and Sunday November 20 at 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm.  Booking required.  £5 per person (children free). Wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring binoculars if you have them. For more information contact the RSPB on 01736 360624 or email or


Hayle WI will be holding a Craft Fayre on Saturday November 26 between 10am and 2pm at Phillack Church Hall. As well as lots of handmade goodies there will be bacon baps, sausage rolls, coffee, tea and mince pies on sale.


On Sunday November 13, Remembrance Sunday service 10 am. On Wednesday November 16, Said Eucharist with Father Malcolm is at 10am.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip celebrated the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday November 5. There will be Mass on Friday November 11 at 10am.

Bishop Mark enjoyed his visit to the Parish of the Holy Family last week and enjoyed meeting everyone.  He was impressed with all that is going on.

Reconciliation is difficult at Hayle at the moment both owing to the hall rebuild and getting to mass after 5pm.  If you can't get to Penzance contact Father Philip.