Howard and Freddie Hampton

Names and faces: Heroes of Hayle

It was lovely to meet Marjorie Mortimer today (Monday 18 June) at Hayle. Marjorie – who unbelievably is 88 years old – is down on holiday from Bristol for a couple of weeks. She brought photos and information about her three great uncles who lived on Penpol Terrace, Hayle. All saw active service in World […]

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Camborne Youth Band

A blast at Bugle

A lovely day yesterday (despite the drizzle) at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival in Bugle. Very proud, as ever, of Camborne Youth Contesting Band. We’ll be travelling to France and the Menin Gate with this band in August to mark the end of World War One. Click here to see the band marching… Very […]

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Peter Channon talk Phillack

100 people plus at World War One talk

Fantastic to see so many people last night (Thursday 14 July)  in Hayle, Cornwall, at Peter Channon’s talk on the National Explosives Factory on Upton Towans. This was one of the most  important munitions factories in the UK in World War One but the site itself is little known.  People were clearly keen to find […]

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Foundations from the National Explosives Factory

Spotlight on National Explosives Factory, Hayle

Heroes of Hayle, our events exploring Hayle’s World War One heritage, started on Thursday 14 June 2018 with a talk by local historian Peter Channon on the National Explosives Factory, Hayle.  Next up: a  walk around the factory site on Upton Towans on Wednesday 27 June 7pm. (Meet by Factory Chimney) The factory was one of the […]

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Gas masks from WW1

25th Field Ambulance equipment

The 25th Field Ambulance in World War One is central to many of the stories in Heart of Conflict, our project looking at Cornwall during World War One. Many miners from Dolcoath in the Camborne Redruth area went straight out to the Front in 1914. They were led by a Cornish doctor, William Blackwood, and […]

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Camborne Youth Band

Camborne Youth Band to travel to the Menin Gate

We are delighted to have received Heritage Lottery funding so we can work with Camborne Youth Band on plans to travel to the Menin Gate, Belgium, in August . This is part of our project, Heart of Conflict, marking the centenary of World War One in Cornwall. The Band has been invited to play at […]

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