William Gendall Jenkin: June lunchtime talk at Heart of Conflict

If you’re in Truro, Cornwall, and free at lunchtime – please do call in to one of the lunchtime talks around our World War One exhibition, Heart of Conflict , at the Royal Cornwall Museum. In June, local historian Juliet Jenkin will be talking about her research on William Gendall Jenkin, a cousin of her late […]

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Creating costumes from historical pictures: photogallery

Photos from a presentation by historical costume expert Lorna Kinsey-Jones at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, earlier this month. Lorna created the fabulous nurse’s uniform and Land Army smock which are currently on display at Heart of Conflict, our exhibition on Cornwall during World War One. Sarah Lloyd-Durrant,  who worked on the digitalisation of the museum’s collection […]

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Newquay lifeboat James Stevens No 5

Savings lives at sea: lunchtime talk

Don’t miss local historian Len Sheppard’s talk at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, during our World War One exhibition Heart of Conflict: he’ll be talking about Cornwall and life at sea during the war years. During the War, people who were close to the sea were often pushed to extremes. Fishermen were called upon to […]

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Spring embroidery in Hammersmith

A great embroidery session led by our volunteer Katrina Williams at the Masbro Centre in Hammersmith, London … It’s nearly a year  now that we’ve been working with the older people and volunteers at the Masbro Centre. It’s been such a rewarding experience for us – and hopefully for everyone who has participated.  Click here to […]

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Drawing by A Cragg

Free poetry workshop at Royal Cornwall Museum

Saturday 24 June 2017 14:00 – 16:00 Acclaimed local author Jenny Alexander offers a unique two-hour session at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, looking at the searing stories of sacrifice, love and loss presented in our ‘Heart of Conflict’ exhibition. Come and explore your personal responses to the wartime experiences of the people of Cornwall, through crafting […]

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Older fishermen in Newlyn

Creating a legacy: writing workshops in Cornwall

As part of Heart of Conflict, our exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum on Cornwall during World War One, we’re running two writing workshops over the next couple of months.  These are for complete beginners as well more experienced writers.  All are welcome. Entry is free and includes entry to the Museum. To book visit […]

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