Thursday, 26 October 2017

Remembering Passchendaele in Cornwall

Was impressed to see these memories of Passchendaele on the war memorial at Stithians, Cornwall. Between July and November 1917 - exactly 100 years ago - more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned in one of the worst battles of  World War One.
It was an aptly wet and forlorn morning and the papers were weighted down with stones.

A panel from our World War One exhibition Heart of Conflict will be on display at Stithians Church. It's the research uncovered with the help of local Duke of Edinburgh student Rhiannon Stevenson who researched the history behind a local grave.  Stithians' vicar Fr Simon Bone held a service last November to honour this grave.

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