French students honour World War One dead this Remembrance Day

French students at the northern town of Estaires – on the Western Front throughout World War One – made a dignified and moving gesture to mark Remembrance Day this year (2019) by placing wooden crosses with handwritten messages on the hundreds of graves in their local cemetery. Estaires was hit hard by World War One, […]

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Knitting poppies

It was very good to team up with Tina Williams  of Barripper, near Camborne in Cornwall, over Remembrance Day 2019. Tina had the brilliant idea of encouraging people to crochet and knit poppies to be displayed at our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE: MUSIC AND RUGBY IN WORLD WAR ONE AND NOW at Camborne Library (open […]

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Camborne MP George Eustice with Estaires Mayor Bruno Ficheux

Keeping up links with French WW1 town

A very good visit to London last week (16 October 2019) from our friends from Estaires, northern France, including the Mayor, Bruno Ficheux. We have been keeping up links between Estaires and Cornwall ever since we discovered that the 25th Field Ambulance (in which many Cornish miners from Camborne and Redruth were serving) was based […]

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WORLD WAR ONE AND CAMBORNE YOUTH BAND EXHIBITION

Our free exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE is now at Camborne Library  and Council offices until 30 November 2019. Just over 100 years ago, a group of brave tin miners from Dolcoath set off to the Western Front after war broke out. Last year (August 2018), 100 years on from the end of the war, Camborne […]

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Film – Camborne Youth Band visits WW1 battlefields

Here’s a link to the film that accompanied our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE: MUSIC AND RUGBY IN WORLD WAR ONE AND NOW.  Click here to view. The film tells the story of Camborne Youth Band’s trip to France and Belgium last year to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. The Band […]

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