Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Drawing by A Cragg

Since 2014, we’ve been uncovering stories about World War One in Cornwall.

The project is called Heart of Conflict. We’ve been liaising with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to showcase and display. We’ve worked with local groups and put on exhibitions at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, and the Cornish Studies Library – as well as many local venues.

The aim is to tell stories that have previously been untold: stories that didn’t make the history books but nonetheless deserve to have a spotlight thrown on them.  Click here to see Camborne Guides receiving interview training to record the stories.

Heart of Conflict is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Visit the project website to find out more.

We are currently working with:

Camborne Youth Band on plans to travel to the Menin Gate, Belgium, and Estaires, France, in August

– Groups in Hayle on poetry workshops to create work to be read at ceremonies marking the end of the War

– Estaires town council on links between Cornishmen and the town during World War One.