Arthur Harris – Camborne

Remembrance Sunday 2020 brought some fresh news of events of 100 years ago. The great niece of one of the men who joined the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) under Dr William Blackwood in 1914 came forward with information about Arthur Harris, her great uncle, who was sadly killed on 8 July 1917. Arthur, a […]

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Laying a wreath on Dr William Blackwood’s grave

Remembrance Sunday 2020: laying a wreath on the grave of Dr William Blackwood in Camborne – a World War One hero by anyone’s standards.  Click here to watch. 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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Remembering great bravery

A local doctor made a passionate speech on a cold winter’s day in December 1920 when the War Memorial was unveiled in the village of Praze, west Cornwall, in memory of the 23 young men from the parish of Crowan who died in World War One. This was Dr. William Blackwood of Camborne who had […]

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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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Skateboard reunion

It was great to see artist Pete Kirby last week (27 September 2020) for the first time for some years. Pete  – now lecturing at Falmouth University –  came to collect the wonderful deck he created for our skateboard design competition in 2012. For more details of Pete’s board, click here. For images from the […]

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Camborne veterans’ World War One banner

Very many thanks to David Thomas, of Kresen Kernow (Cornwall’s archives) in Redruth, for letting me know that an historic banner, belonging to Camborne Old Contemptibles, is hanging in Camborne Church. Camborne had an active branch of the Old Contemptibles, an organisation set up across the country in the years after World War One to […]

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