Hayle Oral History Project Audio

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Sunday Night in Penzance - Richard Horwell

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Children at War Time - Brian Sullivan

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Old Cornish Song, Cornwall, sung by Charlie Gregory

Old Cornish Pub Song, about a dog sung by Charlie Gregory

Old Cornish Pub Song, Squint-eyed Maid sung by Charlie Gregory

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Old Cornish Song called sitting alone in an old rocking chair sung by Charlie Gregory

Friday, April 1, 2011

1930's Hayle had Very Busy Harbour

Cargo Into Hayle Mostly Coal - Brian Sullivan

Carnsew Pool - Crispin Clemence

Coal Dust From Power Station Had Its Use - Richard Bowden

The Power Station Triangle - Richard Bowden

North Quay, South Quay and East Quay - Richard Bowden

Workers on the North Quay - Brian Sullivan

Horses Used for Ploughing - Crispin Clemence

St Erth School 1930-1939 - Richard Bowden

Leaving School and Starting Work - Brian Sullivan

Going To School - Richard Bowden

Coronation Day Decoration - John Pollard

Bonfire Night in Hayle - John Pollard

Hayle Had a Busy Rail Station - Richard Horwell

Industry Grew in Hayle - Trevor Millett

Harveys During the War - Brian Sullivan

Harveys Builders Merchants - Brian Sullivan

Specialist Engineers from Foundry - Brian Sullivan

Competition Between The Foundries - Crispin Clemence

Stories Being Told at Christmas - John Pollard

Characters of Hayle - John Pollard

Leaflets Dropped From a Plane - Brian Sullivan

Swimming and Days At The Beach - John Pollard

Electric Power Reaches St Just From Hayle - Donald Thomson

HTP Mill and Rail Line - Winnie Bassett

Noticing Changes in Hayle - Crispin Clemence

Unique Buildings of Old Hayle - Trevor Millett

Delivering The Ships Post - Brian Sullivan

Dutch Ships in Hayle - Brian Sullivan

Ships in Coastal Convoys - Brian Sullivan

Clearing Silt Using The Sluice Gates

Sluice Gates Paddle Gates and Tunnels - Richard Bowden

Noisy HTP Flour Lorries - Richard Bowden

My First MotorBike and Car - Crispin Clemence

Friday, March 25, 2011

Water Polo Club - John Pollard

Swimming at Carnsew - Trevor Millett

Sunday Night in Penzance - Richard Horwell

Scrumpin Apples - Richard Horwell

Going to The Scating Rink - Richard Horwell

Playing a Practical Joke - Richard Horwell

Parents Singing - John Pollard

We Had no TV or Computer Games - Richard Horwell

Playing With an Iron Hoop - Richard Horwell

I Enjoyed Dancing - John Pollard

My Uncles Played in Dance Bands - John Pollard

Cottages - Richard Bowden

Weekly Shopping - John Pollard

Two Main Shops in Hayle - Brian Sullivan

Telephone Lines reach hayle - Richard Bowden

Sweets Rationed During the War - Richard Horwell

Sweet Shop next to Cornubia - Richard Horwell

Social Club at the Power Station - Richard Horwell

Daniels and Pooles Shops - Madeline Thomas

Shoes and Pigeon Food - Richard Horwell

Dynamite Works Rail Line - Richard Bowden

Working at the Power Station - Trevor Millett

Delivering Poultry on a Pony and Jingle - Madeline Thomas

Penlee Quarry - Crispin Clemence

My Father Worked for Harvey's on the Docks - Richard Bowden

Hiring a Bike - Richard Horwell

Making a Phone Call Through the Operators - Brian Sullivan

Being in the Land Army - Madeline Thomas

The ICI Plant in Hayle

Ice Cream and no Refridgerator - Donald Thomson

Being a Herds Girl - Madeline Thomas

Given a Green Card - Richard Horwell

Doing The Banking - Brian Sullivan

Fathers Shop in Hayle - John Pollard

Local Shops Delivered to the Door - Richard Horwell

Looking After the Cows - Madeline Thomas

Working as an Apprentice - Richard Horwell

Alluvial Mine St Erth - Hamilton Hawkins

Trade in Hayle from the Towans - John Pollard

The Towans Chalet's - Richard Horwell

Local Gravedigger - Richard Horwell

Four Bombs Over the Towans - Donald Thomson

Finding a Bomb Splinter - Brian Sullivan

1930's Chalet on the Towans - John Pollard

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pulling Together During The War - Sheila Richards

Remembering The War - Trevor Millett

Girls Training Core - Sheila Richards

U.S Soldiers Friendly In The Town - Brian Sullivan

Stray Bombs Miss Hayle - Trevor Millett

American Soldiers Didn't Mix Together - Brian Sullivan

Rationing During The War - Trevor Millett

Prisoners of War in St Erth - Hamilton Hawkins

Gas Masks Carried in a Round Tin - Richard Horwell

Evacuees Brought From London - Crispin Clemence

American Soldiers in Hayle - Richard Bowden

Activities In Hayle During The War - Brian Sullivan

Windows Had To Be Blacked Out - Richard Horwell

Friday, March 11, 2011

Four Whalers Racing on Regatta Day - Trevor Millett

Underwater Record Bid -Trevor Millett

Wrestling a Bear - Brian Sullivan

Rowing in Hayle Regatta - Crispin Clemence

Red Wings Sailing at Regatta - Trevor Millett

Fishing Boat Sunk by Ships Anchor - Brian Sullivan

Early Carnival 1933 - Richard Horwell

Exhibition at Hayle Regatta - Brian Sullivan

Horse On Carnival Day

Exhibition of Cornish Wrestling - Trevor Millett

Clidgy from Clidgy Bay - Trevor Millett

Carnival Day - Richard Horwell

Carnival Band - Trevor Millett

Copperhouse Chapel - Trevor Millett

Trevor Millett remembers Tea Treat

Sunday School memories

Richard Horwell

Friday, March 4, 2011

Old Cornish Song, Hail to the Homeland, sung by Charlie Gregory

Banking in the old days in Hayle

Brian Sullivan

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Old Cornish Song about Zennor Feast sung by Charlie Gregory

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Rude Old Cornish Pub Song about a Thrashing Machine sung by Charlie Gregory

Friday, June 4, 2010

Old Cornish Song from WWI sung by Charlie Gregory

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Traffic In St Erth

Vie Care

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Remember the ferry between Hayle and Lelant..and the ferryman?

Mervyn Sullivan and Michael Trewartha

Another story about the Ferryman who went between Lelant and Hayle (apparently even when the harbour was being sluiced!)

Murphy sisters

Two Wartime Plane Crashes near St Erth

Michael Eddy

The Bofors Gun Protecting Hayle Left Loaded!

Michael Eddy

Monday, March 1, 2010

Making Butts or Go-Karts in Hayle

Michael Trewartha and Mervyn Sullivan

Swimming Race in St. Ives for a Hayle Girl

Tilly Mitchell (Thomas)

Crashing through the ceiling at Hayle Power Station

Dorothy Cook.

Run in the road to pick up dropped coal

Winnie Bassett

Sunday, February 28, 2010

German and Italian Prisoners of War working in St. Erth WWII

Hamilton Hawkins

Pick up a bag of bananas and a bag of churks

Winnie Bassett

Friday, February 26, 2010

Italian POWs Cooking in St Erth

Michael Eddy

St Erth River Flooded

Bob Rickard

Cheeky Italian POWs in St Erth

Doe Harry

Cooking on the Train to St Ives!

Phyllis Blewitt

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Industries on Hayle Quay

John Carter

A Frightening War Image in St. Erth

Doe Harry

Living at the Steam Packet in Hayle

Phyllis Blewitt

Wellington Airplanes Covering the Sky Over Hayle

John Carter

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jam Pasties & Dripping Sandwiches!

Doe Harry

A fine wedding reception in Woolworths

Winnie Bassett.

Trip on the Dingy in Hayle Estuary

Murphy sisters

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Cornubia made in Hayle

Mervyn Sullivan and Michael Trewartha

New School In St Erth

Vie Care

Monday, February 22, 2010

Playing Games In St Erth

Vie Care

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Collecting Water From The Plump (correct name!) In St Erth

Vie Care

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blackout In Hayle

Murphy sisters

Flower Picking For A Bit Of Extra Cash

Bob Rickard

Singing on May Day in St. Erth

Vie Care

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Gathering Sticks For Fire In St Erth

Vie Care

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kindrence - Delivering Coal from Wales

John Carter

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Penpol Terrace Railway Line

John Carter

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Barges built in Hayle helped win the war

Hamilton Hawkins.

American Soliders stationed in Hayle

Alfred Williams.

Bombing of St Ives Gas Works

Alfred Williams.

Doodledashers and Mr Lavis at the Towans Tea Treat

Winnie Bassett.

Fighting to go to the Beach for war finds or other parts of Hayle

Alfred Williams.

Hiding daffodils in coffins to send up country during the war

Winnie Bassett

Italian Prisoners of War reaction to Hayle boys throwing earth

Alfred Williams

Money for sweets when money was scarce

Teresa Thomas