Saturday, 17 October 2015

Planning Penponds evening event

Penponds Church near Camborne dates from the 1850s
Making plans last night at Penponds Church, near Camborne, for our FREE evening on 6 November looking at the names on the war memorial there. Here congregation member Ruth Beretta and local historian Carol Richards discuss what's on the agenda.
Carol, and Craig Carey-Clinch, church warden, will present their research and local collector Valerie Grigg will display her large collection of World War One memorabilia.
The war memorial at Penponds, unusually, is in the church porch (rather than outside). It has the names of several students at Camborne School of Mines who died in the conflict, as well as those of local men.
The evening starts at 7pm. It's part of our project Heart of Conflict, looking at the centenary of World War One in Cornwall.

Funds for the memorial were raised by Canon James Sim Carah, vicar at the time

Ruth Beretta and Carol Richards
The war memorial is unusual as it is in the porch