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Issue #101: February/March 2012
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  Heyl St. Piran SIngers

As we begin the new year the choir can look back on a very busy and successful year. Since the last edition of the pump we have taken part in the Camborne Music Festival, where we came joint second in our class, and performed two very successful Christmas concerts. The first was a carol service on Sunday 11th. December, held at Ventonleague Methodist Chapel which was well attended and appreciated. The second was at Phillack Church on Saturday 17th December and marked the beginning of the church's Christmas Tree Festival. The atmosphere in the church was quite magical, partly due to an unanticipated power failure!,as it was lit entirely by candles and the lights of 28 Christmas trees. The carol concert was very well attended and received with enthusiasm and appreciation. Both concerts were performed jointly with the Praze-Hayle Male Voice Choir, each choir singing 4 carols each and coming together for the final  3 carols, making a combined choir of around sixty voices. To
round off our year the choir had a very successful, happy and enjoyable evening at Country Skittles where we had a most enjoyable meal, followed by several noisy and competitive games of skittles.
            We are now looking forward to 2012, to learning new music and revisiting old favourites. This ladies choir is a very friendly and  supportive choir, so if you enjoy singing what could be nicer than to join a group of like minded ladies every Thursday evening? We rehearse in the Hayle Methodist Church Hall from 7.30 to 9.30. We have a wide ranging repertoire to suit every taste, so if you would like more information why not contact our musical director, Ann on 01736  752335, or our secretary Geraldine, on 01736 755162.

  Charles Knee

Dear Editor

Re:  Tales from the Archive on page 7 of your 100th edition of the “Pump”.

Charles Knee was my great-grandfather.  He still has descendants living in and around Hayle.  It was amazing to see this piece of information.  I can only remember the Hayle shop when my Uncle Donald owned it.  It still sold everything and was a treasure trove for a child.  I used to visit regularly to play with my cousin Mary, his daughter.  My grandmother, Louisa, married Ernest Rutter and lived at Trevassack Arch. 

I have enclosed a list of some of the things I can remember.  I hope this is of interest to you.  Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Barbara Spalding

PS  We do enjoy the Pump and thank you and your team for producing it. 

Charles Knee m Emma


Donald      John      Louisa      Marea      Florence      Catherine

Louisa and John were born in Wales

In later years:-

Donald had shop and house.  Shop – ironmongery etc and paraffin where Charles was in business in Fore Street.

John  - shops in Penzance, Camborne and Truro.  Penzance shop had select china dinner and tea sets and figurines, also sold prams and toys.  As far as I know Charles started the Penzance shop.

Louisa, my grandmother, stayed at home.  The other three girls moved away.

Louisa was the eldest of the six children and was born in1894. 

Charles Knee was known as a hawker and I believe he did business from a cart to begin with.

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