J V Thomas – Camborne

It’s two years now since the centenary of the end of World War One. But our research on uncovering local stories continues. J.V. Thomas is the latest soldier to be profiled on our our dedicated website Heart of Conflict. John Vandersluys Thomas (known as J. V.) played rugby for Camborne before the war but was […]

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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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Sari competition winner follows a dream

  It was a fresh and lovely drawing of a mango that started Shilpa Bilimoria’s journey towards setting up her own fashion label. Shilpa entered a competition that we ran for a British Sari design in 2007. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the contest – the British Sari Story – marked the 60th anniversary […]

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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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British Sari Story at Canary Wharf

Our first competition for British designs for the sari launched in 2007: the British Sari Story.   A travelling exhibition evolved. Here winning designs are on display in the lobby of Canary Wharf, London, in 2009.

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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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