Our free exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE is now open at Heartlands, Pool.  Just over 100 years ago, a group of brave tin miners from Dolcoath set off to the Western Front after war broke out. In August 2018, 100 years on from the end of the war, Camborne Youth Band followed in their footsteps and […]

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Band outside Estaires Town Hall

Footage of Camborne Youth Band in Estaires, northern France

A snapshot of Camborne Youth Band’s recent visit to Estaires, northern France.  Here’s a video of the Band presenting the rugby ball, then playing by the war memorial. And here playing in the local park.  Estaires communications wizard Tony Haverland made these two short films which caught a flavour of the day.  The Band was following in the footsteps of […]

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Poetry workshop Phillack Church

Poetry workshops in Hayle, Cornwall

Our series of three free poetry workshops in Hayle, Cornwall, got off to a great start on Saturday (8 September 2018) at Phillack Church. The workshops, led by local author Jenny Alexander, are creating poetry to be read in November to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. Phillack Church was a tranquil and inspiring […]

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Band at Menin Gate Alan Pope with bugle

Camborne Youth Band playing at the Menin Gate

A truly emotional – and wonderful – occasion. Camborne Youth Band played at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, tonight to an audience of hundreds.  Ambassadors for Cornwall’s youth and for Brass Bands everywhere.  We remembered the millions who died in World War One. The Band was following in the footsteps of Cornish miners from Dolcoath […]

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Band plays at Sailly-sur-la-Lys

Camborne Youth Band on BBC Cornwall – Sunday 26 August 2018

BBC Cornwall’s Donna Birrell featured Camborne Youth Band’s historic trip to France and Belgium over August 2018 Bank Holiday weekend. PC Dave Wilton of Camborne laid a wreath on the grave of Thomas Penhorwood, a Newquay policeman in the Royal Army Medical Corps who was shot in the head collecting wounded from No Man’s Land […]

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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 is running poetry workshops in September and October  to create […]

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