Hayle Heritage Centre has a successful opening weekend
Hayle Heritage Centre was officially opened on Thursday night with the unveiling being enjoyed by up to 100 people.
John Pollard, councillor for Hayle North and chairman of Harvey’s Foundry Trust, was there to open the centre and made a speech welcoming members to the new facility.
Guests were invited to wander round the re-developed building and take in the displays which tell the history of Hayle.
Laura Christon,project development manager at Harvey Foundry Trust, said: “About 60 people came on Friday and Saturday, all the workshops were full. We have had really good feedback. Everybody liked it and said they were looking forward to seeing what we are doing.”
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Over the weekend visitors were invited to take part in guided walks which left from the centre and a storyteller was on hand to bring the history of the town to life.
A new mobile app which allows users to follow the history of Hayle was successfully tried out on the walk.
Children took part in creative art sessions, making pictures of cogs.
Ms Christon added: “It’s been a great start to the centre, we need to build on that success.”
Among the guests invited to the opening was mayor, Jayne Ninnes, who said the centre will help bring heritage tourism to the town.
She added: “It’s a really fabulous achievement. It is really important that Hayle’s role in the Industrial Revolution is now recognised. It is well worth a visit.”
To find out about upcoming events at the centre visit www.hayleheritagecentre.org.uk.