tunnel through chalk

Battle beneath the Trenches

Next up in our project, HEROES OF HAYLE, marking the centenary of World War One …. The 251st Tunnelling Company A FREE talk  by Robert K. Johns, author of Battle Beneath the Trenches All welcome  Thursday 19 July 7pm  Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle  TR27 4BU   Background: The 251st Tunnelling Company was formed at Hayle, […]

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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 attended. […]

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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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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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