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Visit to the Hayle area (IA Section)

Mon. 17 September 2018 - Wed. 19 September 2018

Photo: Pat Milton

Three days of field trips organised in conjunction with the Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS) to some of the World Heritage industrial sites in the Hayle area of West Cornwall. The organisers are Pat Milton and Iain Miles.

Aim:  to explore World Heritage Sites in West Cornwall, and to learn how local interest in Hayle’s industrial legacy is proving to be an important aspect of the town’s regeneration.

Monday 17th September: meet at noon at The Countryman, near Carnkie, GR 678 397, for lunch and excursion around Carnbrea led by Kingsley Rickard. Site visits include Marriott’s South Wheal Frances and Wheal Basset Stamps. Return to The Countryman for tea and talk by Ainsley Cocks, World Heritage Officer. Disperse.

Tuesday 18th: meet at 09:30 at Foundry car park, Hayle GR 558 371. Kingsley will lead all-day excursion, around the town – with stops. Numerous food outlets. Evening: Suggestion – 19:30 at Rivere car park, GR 554 385 for gentle coast path stroll along the Hayle estuary at low tide – ideal for viewing extent of former wharves.

Wednesday 19th: Westward on the B 3301 through Gwithian to Portreath. On-road parking to right soon after beach. Meet at Beach car park at 10:00 for short walk to inclined plane and harbour. Coffee break.  On to Cligga Head: turn left off B 3285 at GR 746 534. Various places to park. Kingsley will lead a walk around extensive remains of Explosive Works, with pause for lunch overlooking sea. Finish early afternoon. Not far to A30.

There is a maximum number of 20 persons each day.

Donation per day: £3 DA members, non-members £5.

Easy walking, but stout footwear is recommended – avoid open toed sandals (adders!). 

If interested, please send name and which day/days you intend to participate to Iain Miles: crowpill@outlook.com (SIAS) or patricia.milton@blueyonder.co.uk (IASDA)



Mon. 17 September 2018
Wed. 19 September 2018
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Industrial Archaeology Section (Pat Milton)