The archive project is based at the Brewery Office in Sea Lane.
This Grade 2 * listed structure was in a dilapidated condition but it was rescued from collapse through a partnership between Harvey's Foundry Trust, Penwith District Council and Paul Stevens. Utilising a grant from Hayle Townscape Heritage Initiative, the building has been lovingly resorted to its former glory and now houses Hayle Community Archive.
Project Summary, Aims & Priorities
The overall aim of this project is to collate and archive documents/photographs that relate to Hayle in one user friendly space allowing the material to be viewed by the general public, becoming the centre of excellence for the history of Hayle.
- Collect, conserve and catalogue material.
- Digitise the material.
- Attract new users to the archive through enabling access to material that has previously not been in the public realm.
- Develop links with local schools, colleges and universities.
- Develop networks with other local community groups.
- Attract new and different users by enabling more volunteering opportunities.
- Enrich the collection through by collecting and accepting donations.
At the centre visitors can search the material and buy copies of photographs, maps and documents. Our trained volunteers can also provide lectures and undertake specific research projects.
The Hayle Community Archive has open mornings in the Brewery Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 1pm.
The Old Brewery Office,
1 Sea Lane,