Poetry for Armistice Day 2018

This poetry was written in autumn 2018 in Hayle, Cornwall, a century after the guns finally fell silent on the Western Front. Bridging Arts poems 11 November 2018 Keen writers – some experienced, some trying their hand for the first time – gathered at three workshops led by respected local author Jenny Alexander. They created […]

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BBC interview on Cornish WW1 love story

Sunday 4 November 2018 – Cornishwoman Alison Pooley​ talks on BBC Radio Cornwall​ about her grandfather Leslie Pentecost in World War One, his long distance love affair with his sweetheart Lillie Uren back in Cagmborne, Cornwall, and his friendship with the Smagghue family in Estaires, northern France, during the war years. Alison is travelling out […]

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A Cornish long distance love story reaches France

A long distance love story between a young Cornish miner from Dolcoath and a young woman from Beacon, Camborne, is being remembered this Armistice Day in France by his descendants and the French family who welcomed him to their home in World War One. Camborne man Lesley Pentecost was a miner at Dolcoath when he […]

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Long Distance Love story from Cornwall

An interview by BBC Cornwall’s Debbie McCrory with Bridging Arts director Susan Roberts about a Long Distance Love story featured in our work on World War One.  Young miner Leslie Pentecost of Camborne went off to the Western Front in 1914 soon after meeting Lillie Uren. He corresponded with Lillie throughout the war, only returning […]

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Laying a wreath at Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France

A snapshot here of Dave Wilton (euphonium) of Camborne Youth Band,  in Sailly-sur-la-Lys, northern France during Camborne Youth Band’s historic visit to the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium this August. Dave Wilton, who serves in Devon and Cornwall Police at Camborne, lays a wreath on the grave of Thomas Penhorwood. Penhorwood was […]

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Our new fundraising page….

We now have a dedicated fundraising page that we’re planning to use for Crowdfunding for one-off costs. Traditionally, we’ve depended on grant funding to finance the bulk of our projects. But recently our work – particularly around the centenary of World War One – has taken off in so many unexpected directions that cannot be […]

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