Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Exhibition just closing at Camborne Library

Our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE now at Camborne Library  and Council offices is closing this week, slightly earlier than advertised on the poster. Apologies to all: however the Library has taken us by surprise by deciding to put up its Christmas displays....
The exhibition is available for free loan. It tells the story of a group of brave tin miners from Dolcoath who - more than 100 years ago - set off to the Western Front after World War One broke out in 1914.
Last year (August 2018), 100 years on from the end of the war, Camborne Youth Band followed in their footsteps and travelled back to France and Belgium to honour their memory.  Click here to view a film about the trip.
They took a 100-year-old bugle that belonged to one of these men, Fred Negus.  Fred’s great great grandson, Corey Williams, plays in the Band.
They also took a rugby ball, signed by current Cornwall and Devon teams, to honour the memory of three famous rugby matches played at the Front in 1915.
They visited:
  • Estaires, in northern France, where they played by the War Memorial and presented the rugby ball to the town
  • Sailly-sur-la-Lys, where a Cornishman from the Field Ambulance is buried
  • The Menin Gate, Ypres, where they played to a crowd of thousands.
The exhibition, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund,  tells the story of this history - and the Band's journey. For more information, please email info@bridging-arts.com.

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