Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A breakthrough moment - Football at the Front

A real breakthrough moment this afternoon on receiving an email from Roy Blewett who was at the Cornish Studies Library earlier this week. We had an interesting conversation about World War One and Heart of Conflict and I mentioned the story about Camborne Rugby Club sending a ball out to the front late in 1914.
We are still in search of anyone with memories of this.
What a wonderful thing to receive an email from Roy later in the day saying his second cousin Chris Negus knew about the match and in fact played in it: his grandfather was Fred Negus (a recording of his letter here) and he even has a photograph of Fred holding the ball.
Later I spoke to Chris Negus and he did not know about the commemorative match played at Camborne last November. Much news to catch up with.

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