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Hayle Down Your Way November 24 2016


Column for November 24 2016



Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday November 24, at 10am there is History and Writing then at 2pm the Social event "Interaction of Religions and Cultures in India" with Samuel Marsden takes place.  On Tuesday November 29 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.


Learning to Drive.  Thursday November 24 at 7.30pm.

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley are the odd couple leading this deft tale: she is a New York professional learning to drive after her marriage falls apart, he is her Indian teacher, a Sikh at the start of a relationship with a woman his sister picked out for him. They drive, they talk, they learn. 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


Hayle WI will be holding a Craft Fayre this 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.


Hayle Friends invite you to place a Memory Star on their Christmas tree at Tesco Carbis Bay on Saturday November 26 between 10am and 4pm. All donations to Children's Hospice SW Little Harbour.


Penwith Parish Catholic Church's Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday November 26 and will be held in St John's Hall, Penzance, 10am to 2pm. Stalls of good bric-a-brac, jewellery, fancy goods, plants, books and lots more. Grand Draw with terrific prizes.  Father Christmas will be there. Refreshments available.  Come along for the many bargains on sale and meet your friends.


Hayle in Bloom invite you to a festive Quiz Night, Tuesday November 29 at the Old Quayhouse, Lelant. 7pm for 7:30pm start. Teams of 4 or 6 @£2.50. per person. There will also be a festive Christmas Raffle. To book your table contact Lyn Reffold on 01736 752166. Come along and have a fun evening.


Macmillan Jumble Sale will take place at Phillack Church Hall on Saturday December 3 at 10am. There will be good quality jumble plus the Christmas Stall. If you have any jumble or any new items no longer required and you would like it collected please ring 01736 753635 or 01736 753823. Alternatively, you can drop it off at the hall on the Friday evening before between 6pm and 7pm or the morning of the Jumble after 8.30am.


Hayle model railway club and Duchy railroaders are holding their one-day Christmas exhibition on Saturday December 3 from 10am to 4:30pm.  It will be at the Hayle Day Care Centre, Commercial Road, TR27 4DE. There will be nine layouts in various scales and trade stands.  Admission will be £2 for adults and £1 for children.  Father Christmas will be in attendance for all children under 10 years.  Disabled access.  Refreshments will be available.  For more information, please phone 01209 712261.


On Friday December 9 Hayle Community school will be supporting Cornwall Hospice Care with a Christmas Parade and it is hoped that the whole school - students, teachers, governors and support staff in addition to local primary schools - will be involved.

Cornwall Hospice Care is an independent Cornish charity, uniquely placed within the community and committed to the delivery of excellence in Specialist Palliative Care across Cornwall. The service is free of charge to the patient. However, their charity status means that they rely heavily on financial and voluntary support from the general public by way of charitable donations, legacies, shops income, fundraising events and various other activities.

In view of the above, and in particular the association with St Julia's Hospice in Hayle, the school is keen to support the valuable work Cornwall Hospice Care provides. They are organising the Christmas Parade which will leave school at intervals from 1.30pm and walk a two mile route down St Georges Road, along Penpol Terrace, through the town to Copperhouse and back via Humphry Davy Lane with potentially as many as 400 Christmas themed students walking through Hayle!

Please come and support the students by waving, clapping, cheering, tooting your horn and donating loose change in the collecting buckets along the way.

If you have any queries, please contact Karen Hickson at Hayle Community School on 01736 753009.


Thank-you to all the people who travelled on the shopping trip to Exeter on Saturday November 5, once again it was a very successful day. Next year the Association will be looking to travel to either Taunton or Clarkes shopping village in Street so watch this space.


The service this Sunday is at 9.15 am followed by tea and biscuits. The Christmas quiz night is this Saturday, November 26, at 7.30pm in Phillack church hall. This year's Christmas Tree festival in the church will open on Tuesday December 20.


On Sunday November 27, Advent Sunday, the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Rosemary Wickremasinghe at 9.30am. On Wednesday November 30, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by Father Malcolm Uren at 10 am. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after each Service.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip said the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday November 19 with readings from Galatians and gospel by Luke.

There will be a funeral requiem mass at Penzance for Mother Philomena, the last of the Presentation Sisters, today Thursday November 24 at 11am.

There will be Mass on Friday November 25 at 10am.

Hayle Food Bank operates on Saturdays from 9am to 12noon from the Methodist church. Please bring Christmas puddings for the food bank by December 1.