Fred Negus – the story

In Heart of Conflict, our work on Cornwall during World War One, we’ve uncovered many previously untold stories – including that of Fred Negus, one of the men from Dolcoath mine who went straight out to the Western Front in 1914 and joined the 25th Field Ambulance, part of the  Royal Army Medical Corps. One […]

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Exhibition at Cornish Studies Library, Redruth

We started work on Heart of Conflict, looking at the World War One years in Cornwall, in 2014. We worked with local groups – in particular Camborne Guides and Praze W1 – to uncover previously untold stories. Our first exhibition was at the Cornish Studies Library, Redruth, when these stories were presented for the first […]

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Corey Williams and a 100-year-old bugle

Corey Williams, great great grandson of Fred Negus, a Cornish miner from Camborne who served at the Western Front, now plays in Camborne Youth Band and will retrace his footsteps to France this August. Even more extraordinary, Corey’s family has Fred’s bugle brought back from France in 1919. Fred Negus was one of a group […]

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Heart of Conflict at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

Our exhibition Heart of Conflict, looking at Cornwall during World War One, was at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, from December 2016 to June 2017. It presented previously untold stories – and objects that had long been in the possession of families. Alongside these were objects from the Museum’s own collection.  Our Heart of Conflict […]

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Educational resources on World War One in Cornwall

We have produced two learning resources during Heart of Conflict, our work on World War One in Cornwall.  Both are for use with groups of all ages. Cornwall’s War 1914-18 focusses on life in the county during those years:click here to download. We have also produced a Heart of Conflict Education Pack  for schools and youth groups.  For more […]

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A visit to Estaires

We were so pleased to visit Estaires, France in March to talk to Pascale Algoet, the deputy mayor, and Regine Henneon of the town’s historical society.  As part of our work on the centenary of World War One, we’re working with Camborne Youth Band on an extraordinary trip planned for later in the year to […]

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