Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Visit to Helston Museum with Redruth Boys' Brigade

A great visit last night to Helston Museum with Redruth Boys' Brigade as part of Heart of Conflict, our work marking the centenary of World War One.  We were VERY grateful to Tracey Clowes for opening the Museum especially for the group. Also to Mike Semmens for driving the minibus over.
It was a very important date to visit - 4 August 2015 was exactly 101 years on from the start of the War.
The group of boys (and one girl) had the chance to handle objects and ask lots of questions. This visit followed on from our visit to the Boys' Brigade meeting in Redruth Wesleyan in April.
Tracey Clowes (left) led a tour through the Museum

Helston Museum plans a WW1 exhibition this autumn, looking at women's roles

We got the chance to handle various pieces from the Museum's collection - here a pair of football boots 

The group, spellbound. Daniel (third left) was spotted taking notes.
What a privilege to visit a museum with one else there and having the curator to ourselves!
Back to the bus. Very many thanks to Mike Semmens who drove the group over.

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