Film – Camborne Youth Band visits WW1 battlefields

Here’s a link to the film that accompanied our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE: MUSIC AND RUGBY IN WORLD WAR ONE AND NOW.  Click here to view. The film tells the story of Camborne Youth Band’s trip to France and Belgium last year to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. The Band […]

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Homeless suitcase launch in Camborne

A cold but exciting day in Camborne. Candy, who lives in the town and has known what it is like to have been homeless, unveiled the bag she has recreated for us. The backpack on display is the actual bag she took on the road with her when she found herself homeless for the first […]

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What’s migration? An assembly in Camborne

It was so great to be back in school delivering an assembly – for the first time for two years as the pandemic stopped ‘in person’ work. Mirabela Robatzchi joined me to talk to 110 children about journeys and migration.  We were here exactly two years ago, delivering workshops on World War One. Not for […]

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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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Difficult issues… restarting work on migration

The wonders of the internet – in this case, Microsoft Teams! It was great for us to be able to give a lunchtime lecture at Callywith College, Bodmin, Cornwall, this afternoon (Wednesday 6 October 2021). Mirabela, a Romanian lawyer now living in Helston, joined me to talk about migration and the hostility and prejudice often […]

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Our new migration map

Searching the world for work …. Our new map for schools, community groups and churches is ready. Each continent presents the story of a Cornishman who left home and travelled there in the hope of finding work. Why? To show that we are all on the move and have been throughout history.  Migration is not […]

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