About Angarrack Cornwall.
Angarrack’s nearest neighbour is Hayle and although it lies off the tourist track it is within two miles of the fine sandy beaches of St.Ives Bay and is ideally situated for exploring West Cornwall. The 18th century Village Inn is well known for its friendly atmosphere and good bar food.
Today Hayle is a much larger town than Angarrack but Hayle was initially a coal importing and exporting port and it was Angarrack where a tin smelter was built in 1704 and then later mills and stamps were constructed to process the ore. Hayle was simply a convenient point to land coal from South Wales which was then taken to Angarrack by mule. In 1710 a copper and tin smelter was also built at Mellanear Farm on the Mellanear stream this prospered for many years
In 1801 a canal from Hayle to Carwinnen bridge near Camborne via Angarrack was proposed but not built.
In 1852 a new railway was opened spanning the Valley at Angarrack with the impressive Great Western Viaduct and then passed through Hayle on a wooden supports over Foundry Square which were later replaced with the current stone pillars.
1948 a field in Angarrack became the home of Hayle Rugby Club and is still used by them today.
Angarrack is only a very small village but its display of Christmas Lights is superb and many local bus companies include Angarrack along with Mousehole and Newlyn as an evening excursion to view the colourful displays of lights. At the moment the Twelve Days of Christmas are only depicted up to number seven with the Seven Swans A-swimming but funds are being raised to illuminate all twelve days
Photographic Print / Prints of Angarrack