The Bird brothers sacrificed in France and Flanders.

It’s three years now since the centenary of the end of World War One. But our research on uncovering local stories continues. The story of the Bird brothers from Penzance is the latest to be profiled on our our dedicated website Heart of Conflict. Three of the surviving four sons of the late Henry Bird […]

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Top BBC presenter discovers Camborne war hero ancestor

A top BBC presenter has discovered that he has an unexpected direct family link to Camborne and that local World War One hero Dr William Blackwood was his great grandfather. BBC Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawny grew up near Helston and attended Helston School. He is the face of the BBC Proms and currently presents […]

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I PACKED THIS MYSELF

Our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF looks at journeys and migration. It’s aimed at breaking down prejudice and increasing understanding of the thousands of workers from overseas in this country who play a vital role in local economies. It makes the vital point: anyone might have to leave home to find work. In Cornwall, people […]

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I PACKED THIS MYSELF – workshops

We’re continuing our workshops on the workers from overseas who play a vital role in the Cornish economy. The aim is to highlight the role that they play and the issues they might face when making the huge life decision to leave home and create a life elsewhere. Most recently we Zoomed in to Mousehole […]

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Laying a wreath on Dr William Blackwood’s grave

Remembrance Sunday 2020 click here to watch: Laying a wreath on the grave of Dr William Blackwood in Camborne – a World War One hero by anyone’s standards. In 1914 Dr Blackwood led a group of local miners out to the Western Front. They served throughout the war in the 25th Field Ambulance (Royal Army […]

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Skateboards on display at Camborne Library, Cornwall

Hard to believe that WHATEVER IT TAKES, our competition for a Cornish skateboard design, was launched eight years ago in 2012. The skateboards are still inspiring young artists – currently on display at Camborne Library, in Cornwall. For more about the project, click here. For a web gallery of some of the original boards, click […]

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