Monday 12 October 2015

Come and hear stories of our local heroes

Cecil Calvert's heroism in Deeds that Thrilled The Empire

A reminder - if you're in the area - don’t miss a fascinating free event at Penponds Church on Friday 6 November, starting at 7pm.

Local historians Craig-Carey Clinch and Carol Richards will be talking about their research into names on the World War One memorial there. This is an unusual monument as it is in the church porch, and has the names of men attending Camborne School of Mines as well as those living in the village and surrounding areas at the time.

One of the School of Mines students was Cecil Calvert who was recommended for a medal for his incredible bravery in digging out a trapped man from a tunnel with his bare hands to avoid being heard by the German troops above. Tragically he died in another fearless rescue attempt before receiving the award.

There will also be a chance to examine World War One artefacts relating to local heroes, collected as part of our Heart of Conflict project looking at the history of World War One in the Camborne/Redruth area.

Refreshments will be on offer and afterwards a chance to chat further with everyone involved.

For more information, please email To learn more about Heart of Conflict, visit

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