Camborne Youth Band group

Un clairon historique sur les champs de bataille de la grande guerre

 Des jeunes musiciens du comté de Cornouailles en Angleterre vont suivre les traces d’un groupe de soldats britanniques de la Grande Guerre : ils feront un pèlerinage à la France et à la Belgique du 25 au 26 août, apportant un clairon qui date de 1914. La Camborne Youth Band (la Fanfare des jeunes de Camborne) […]

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Bunkers on the dunes at Hayle

WW1 centenary free poetry workshops

Heroes of Hayle: World War One stories from home and the Western Front is looking at various aspects of life in the town during 1914-18.  For details of talks and a walk that we’ve held so far – click here. Next up: acclaimed local author Jenny Alexander will run poetry workshops in September and October  […]

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Brass Band briefing before World War One trip

Great to be at Camborne Youth/Junior Contesting Band last night (23 July 2018) to talk more about the trip to France and Belgium in August to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. The Band will be following in the footsteps of Cornish miners from Dolcoath who signed up in autumn 1914 […]

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Talk Phillack War Graves

Spotlight on War Graves at Phillack, Cornwall

Local historian Chris Berry gave a fascinating talk on the  war graves in Phillack Churchyard, Hayle, Cornwall, on Wednesday 4 July. Chris has put heart and soul into this research and has produced a really valuable piece of work for future generations. This talk was part of Heroes of Hayle, our work marking the centenary of World […]

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Peter Channon walk

Spotlight on National Explosives Factory site in Hayle

  Local resident Peter Channon led a very-well attended tour of the National Explosives Factory site on Upton Towans, Hayle, last night (Wednesday 27 June). Around 60 people came along. It was great to see such interest in local history: a huge thank you to Peter for his research and enthusiasm  – and to everyone who […]

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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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