Friday, 20 July 2018

251st Tunnelling Company remembered in Hayle




It really was an historic occasion last night in Hayle when Robert (Ken) Johns came to talk at the Passmore Edwards Hall on the 251st Tunnelling Company formed in Hayle. This company, formed in Hayle, was an expert unit that tunnelled under enemy lines during World War One. It was highly skilled and very dangerous work, as Ken explained.  For more about this and his book Battle Beneath the Trenches - click here.
It was great to so many people at this talk, the latest one in our series Heroes of Hayle, marking the centenary of World War One. Next up: poetry workshops in September and October to create work to read at Remembrance Day services this year.

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