William Gendall Jenkin: Cornish miner who died on the Western Front

It was great to see so  many people at the lunchtime talk in June by Juliet Jenkin on William Gendall Jenkin (part of the series running during our World War One exhibition, Heart of Conflict , at the Royal Cornwall Museum. William, a miner, who signed up in Camborne and died on the Western Front with many […]

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Creating a legacy: short story writing workshop in Cornwall

A thoughtful Tuesday morning in Truro, Cornwall… As part of Heart of Conflict, our exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum on Cornwall during World War One, we ran a short story workshop for complete beginners as well more experienced writers. The session – inspired by stories featured in the exhibition – will result in some […]

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Creating costumes from historical pictures: photogallery

Photos from a presentation by historical costume expert Lorna Kinsey-Jones at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, earlier this month. Lorna created the fabulous nurse’s uniform and Land Army smock which are currently on display at Heart of Conflict, our exhibition on Cornwall during World War One. Sarah Lloyd-Durrant,  who worked on the digitalisation of the museum’s collection […]

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Savings lives at sea: lunchtime talk

Local historian Len Sheppard gave a fascinating talk on life at sea during the war years at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, during our exhibition Heart of Conflict. Len, co-ordinator at Newquay Museum, is passionate about the subject and has a wealth of material on it. He talked about the build-up to the War – and then the […]

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Spring embroidery in Hammersmith

A great embroidery session led by our volunteer Katrina Williams at the Masbro Centre in Hammersmith, London … It’s nearly a year  now that we’ve been working with the older people and volunteers at the Masbro Centre. It’s been such a rewarding experience for us – and hopefully for everyone who has participated. Click here to […]

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WW1 postcard

Not for the faint-hearted: medical care during WW1

It was great to see a packed house in early April at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, for a talk on medical care and nursing in World War One. The talk was inspired by our volunteer Valerie Grigg who has contributed such a lot to our exhibition on Cornwall during the war years. Heart of Conflict […]

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