MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Location: file:///C:/AB1D11EC/haylecornwall.htm Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" From earliest times, the short overland passage between Hayle and Marazion with its safe anchorages at either end offered an attractive alternative for seafarers wishing to avoid the inhospitable coastline of t= he Lands End peninsula

From earliest times, the short overland passage between Hay= le and Marazion with its safe anchorages at either= end offered an attractive alternative for seafarers wishing to avoid the inhospitable coastline of  the Lands End peninsula. Th= us, Hayle - derived from the Cornish = word  'heyl'= meaning estuary -   became important as a stop-off point and thereby trading post on a Prehistoric sea-route from the Mediterranean and as a point of entry into Cornwall for travellers from Ireland and Wales. The first Christian missionaries to Cornwall are believed to have come ashore here in the early part of the 5th. century. During the 19th. <= span class=3DGramE>century boilers and steam engines were manufactured he= re to meet the needs of  Cornwalls booming mining  industry. Today Hayle is particularly noted for its 'miles of golden sands' and for its estuary marshland that supports a wide variety of migrant wading birds..

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