Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Heroes of Hayle: WW1 stories from home and the Western Front

We're delighted to have just received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to take work forward in Hayle, Cornwall.

Heroes of Hayle: World War One stories from home and the Western Front will look at various aspects of life in the town during 1914-18. Acclaimed local author Jenny Alexander will be leading three full-day poetry workshops in September and October - to create work that can be read at Remembrance Day services in November.

Before that, we'll be running a series of talks and visits during the spring and summer.

On the agenda:

- a visit to the ruins of the National Explosives Factory on Hayle Towans

- a talk by local historian Chris Berry on the war graves in Phillack Church

- a talk by WW1 expert Ken Johns on the 251st Tunnelling Company formed in Hayle.

Please do get in touch if you would like to learn more. Anyone is very welcome to take part in all - or just one part - of this project. You don't have to be an experienced poet at all. Beginners are very welcome - and you will be surprised at what you will write under Jenny Alexander's expert guidance.

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