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Hayle Down Your Way October 27 2016


Column for October 27 2016



Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday October 27, at 10am there is History and Writing then at 2pm the Social event "Your Opportunity to pose ‘Any Questions?' (except on religion or Politics)" to a ‘distinguished panel' takes place.  On Tuesday November 1 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.


Hayle friends Cornwall Hospice South West (CHSW) are holding a coffee morning at Hayle Day Care centre on Friday October 28 from 10am until 12 30pm. Various stalls. Proceeds to CHSW Little Harbour.


Tale of Tales.  Saturday October 29 at 7.30pm

Halloween special taken from one of the earliest collections of fairytales, these are not Disney fare for children, but tales of obsession, desperation, lust, and blood, of necromancers, witches, ogres and a giant flea. Salma Hayak, Vincent Cassel, and Toby Jones lead the three stories.

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


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) on 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


Last Monday at the Club evening meeting everyone was honoured to welcome District Governor Stephen Lay and his wife Carol to meet club members and supporters for a meal and convivial business meeting.  D.G. Stephen congratulated the club on their excellent contribution and varied activities to the Hayle community and District during the past year and was delighted to present Rotarians John Tuplin and George Stone with special Rotarian awards for their outstanding support over many years.  A fitting end to the outstanding summer of fund raising and support of many charitable events within the Hayle & District.

The club are continuing with their support of local organisations this winter by again helping the RBL with their annual Poppy Appeal collection at local

stores ASDA, Co-Op, Lidl and M&S.  Please help to do what the club do best by supporting others in need.  The Rotary motto of "service above

self" has never been more required. 

Two weeks ago local Member of Parliament George Eustice was guest speaker and was superb and generous in his praise of the charitable work done locally and worldwide. Members voted to match fund his generous donation to a local charity.  Sadly, members heard of the bereavement of his father Paul who many members were acquainted with and the Club has sent messages of sympathy to the wider family.

The club have a full program of events and meetings during the winter period and welcome support and interest from everyone who wishes to be part of the

world's largest service organisation.  If you can help please contact David Raymer 01736 755029 or Trevor Osborne 01736 793596.  Members meet at the White Hart Hotel Foundry Square on Mondays at 6.30pm. If you would like to find out more - pop in and have a quick chat.


On Sunday October 30, the fourth Sunday before Advent the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Rosemary Wickremasinghe at 9.30am. On Wednesday November 2, All Souls Service at 10am. Please give the names of anyone you wish to be remembered at this service to your churchwarden.

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 October 22 when the readings were from Ecclesiasticus - Timothy and gospel by Luke.

There will be Mass on Friday October 28 at 10am.

Bishop Mark will be visiting the parish during week commencing October 29.

Remember that clocks go back an hour on Saturday October 29.