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World War One munitions factory deaths remembered

 Really impressed to see a booklet by local historian Chris Berry in Phillack Church, Hayle – with lots of information regarding the deaths of two young women in 1916, during World War One. May Stoneman and Cissie Rogers died in a huge explosion at the National Explosives Factory on Hayle sand dunes. The factory at […]

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Winning artist Max Whetter (left) with Tom Hudson of Roots Skate Shop, Camborne in Cornwall

Bridging Arts annual accounts

We operate on a shoestring and are far too small to post our accounts up on the charity commissioners website. But we do produce annual accounts and a report which should be of interest to supporters.  Click on the following link to read our latest annual accounts and report 2016-17. Very many thanks to all our supporters […]

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Easyfundraising – it really IS easy

Just an example: I recently bought a photo frame online from Selfridges.  It cost £29 – and…. thanks to the miracle of Easyfundraising, Selfridges  donated £1.05 to Bridging Arts. Easyfundraising really IS an easy way to raise money for a good cause. It is so easy to sign up. You can download an Easyfundraising link to your laptop […]

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Spotlight on Manik Miah’s embroidery – Bridging Arts Christmas cards

Manik Miah created the spectacular embroidered bird on our 2017 Christmas card.  He was a keen member of the embroidery workshops we’ve held over the past few months at the Masbro Centre, in Hammersmith, with the Elders’ Group there.  The Elders’ Group is a wonderful weekly gathering of older people who enjoy a range of […]

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The Light in the Passage: a poem by Carol Stephens

A poem inspired by Emily Lidgey of Redruth, Cornwall,  and her son Percy Lidgey. Percy fought in the First World War and it was ‘accepted’ by the War Office, that Percy had died in Flanders Fields.  For  many years afterwards, Emily refused to accept that Percy had died  – and for many years kept a key […]

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Lament: a poem by Carol Stephens

Lament.   Rugby and beer. We had such plans, me and the lads. But all was taken by war. Life snuffed out before it was a quarter spent.   Best that Mother never lost the light of hope. Wish we could have returned, me and the lads. To endless days of rugby and roast lamb. […]

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