Remembering a great Cornishman

The new year starts on a sad note with the news that Paddy Bradley has died. Paddy, the historian who helped us so much with our World War One research, was Cornish through and through and seemed to know everything there was to know about Redruth where he was born and lived all his life. […]

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A very Happy New Year

A Very Happy New Year from everyone at Bridging Arts. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, listened, watched, played, inspired and generally supported us in 2019. We couldn’t have done it without you and it has been enormously worthwhile. We’re looking forward to keeping in touch in 2020!  

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Cornish miners in WW1 exhibition at French school

Cornish tin miners from Dolcoath featured in a special exhibition created by students at the College du Sacre Coeur, Estaires, in northern France created last week (6 December 2019). Students at the school, which was turned into a Field Hospital in World War One, put on a display about the men from  Cornwall in the […]

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French school commemorates historic WW1 rugby games

It was a cold and wet but splendid afternoon on 6 December 2019 when the College du Sacre Coeur in Estaires, France, commemorated three historic rugby matches played on the Western Front nearby more than 100 years earlier. The games in May 1915 were played between Cornish and Devon teams in the 25th Field Ambulance […]

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French and Cornish schools exchange Christmas messages

It was lovely today (18 December 2019) to visit St John’s Catholic Primary School, Camborne. Cornwall, and pass on a message from another school – very far away, in Estaires, northern France. Pupils at St John’s and the College du Sacre Coeur have been exchanging letters over the past few months. They have also sent […]

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French students honour World War One dead this Remembrance Day

French students at the northern town of Estaires – on the Western Front throughout World War One – made a dignified and moving gesture to mark Remembrance Day this year (2019) by placing wooden crosses with handwritten messages on the hundreds of graves in their local cemetery. Estaires was hit hard by World War One, […]

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