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Creating historical costume from old photographs

The next lunchtime talk at the Royal Cornwall Museum during Heart of Conflict (our exhibition on Cornwall during World War One) will throw a spotlight on clothing worn then. Curator Sarah Lloyd-Durrant will be on hand to show you photographs of women from WW1, alongside freelance costume maker Lorna Kinsey-Jones who will talk about how […]

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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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Embroidery exhibition at the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith

Great to visit the Masbro Centre in Hammersmith, London,today and see work done at our embroidery sessions on display. Katrina, who led workshops, is here pictured with people’s work – and their stories. Huge thanks to Katrina for doing such a wonderful job – and to Martha Romero who helped to organise the sessions.  

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National Explosives Factory, Hayle – a photogallery

Hannah Wright, a photographer based in Truro, Cornwall, has taken a fantastic photogallery of the National Explosives Factory, Hayle, for Heart of Conflict. At its peak in World War One, the factory was one of the largest in the country and employed 1,800 people. Now all that remains are sand dunes, scarred with banks and bunkers.  Huts producing […]

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Sewing workshops in Hammersmith, London

We’ve finished our sewing workshops for the year at the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith. We’ve been working on sewing, needlework and fabric for some time now – it’s great to be doing some embroidery again. These workshops have been led by Katrina Williams (who has volunteered for Bridging Arts for nearly ten years now) – she’s done a great job. A few […]

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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Our new exhibition Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One is now open at the Royal Cornwall Museum and will until the end of June 2017.  We’ve worked closely with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to display. These are stories that have previously been untold: stories that didn’t make the history books […]

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