Remembering two young women in Hayle 105 years on

Two young women from Hayle – May Stoneman and Cissie Rogers – died in a huge explosion at the National Explosives Factory on Hayle’s sand dunes on 20 December 1916. The factory at the time was producing munitions for the war and was one of the largest in the country. Click here to view a […]

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Spotlight on suitcase art

A closer look at the paintings in our exhibition suitcase presenting items brought to the UK by workers from eastern Europe who came to pick flowers in west Cornwall.  Artist Glyn Goodwin has done an amazing job. This suitcase is currently on display at Parc Eglos Primary School in Helston, Cornwall.

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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Our project Heart of Conflict has been uncovering stories about World War One in Cornwall since 2014, the centenary of the start of the war. The aim is to uncover stories that have never previously been told. These are stories that didn’t make the history books but deserve to have a spotlight thrown on them.  […]

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A factory suitcase

Very good to see ‘A Factory Suitcase’ by the artist Ross Tibbles once more on display. It’s pictured above at Truro Cathedral for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 and is now at Parc Eglos School in Helston, Cornwall (left). Ross created this suitcase more than ten years ago when he was a 3D design student at […]

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