Thursday 19 July 2018

Cornish miners tunnelling under the Western Front

Looking forward to the talk this evening in Hayle by Robert Johns on the 251st Tunnelling Company. More here.  Cornish miners who tunnelled under the Western Front in World War One were enormously brave - and often didn't survive. William Gendall Jenkin from Camborne died on the battlefields of the Somme. Juliet Jenkin of Redruth has done some tremendous research on William, a cousin of her late husband. She generously loaned his belt, still covered with dried mud, to St Agnes museum.

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