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August 29th, 2019

Could You Be A Citizen Curator?

At Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, we are about to undertaken our second year of the Citizen Curators programme, and have one...

The Story of Colour Serjeant Edward Ridge, Colour Serjeant Edward Ridge, POW, Prisoner of War, WW2, DCLI, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
July 31st, 2019

The Story of Colour Serjeant Edward Ridge

Recently in the museum a new exhibit has been opened up, the exhibit has been dedicated to the possessions of...

Berlin Wall, Bodmin Keep, Cornwalls regimental Museum,
July 30th, 2019

Berlin… A Students Perspective.

In April of this year I went on week long school trip to Berlin with the History department from my...

Harry Patch, The last Fighting Tommy DCLI, WW1, Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, WW2,
July 25th, 2019

Harry Patch DCLI – The Last Fighting Tommy

Henry John Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009) Harry Patch died at 9 a.m. on 25 July 2009, aged 111...

5th DCLI, Hill 112, Normandy, D Day, 10th July 1944, WW2, Battle of Hill 112
July 10th, 2019

The Battle of Cornwall Hill

He who commands Hill 112, commands Normandy! In June 1944, Britain and its allied forces had landed thousands of soldiers...

Light Infantry, Utah Beach, D Day, Remembrance, Bodmin Keep
June 23rd, 2019

Notes on the Archive – The Light Infantry Remembers D-Day

This year sees the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy; my challenge was to search the archive to...

Bob Hope Audience in the rain at Bodmin barracks, D Day, WW2
June 23rd, 2019

Bring on the Americans!

As we remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day it is fitting that we remember those who left Cornwall to struggle...

June 23rd, 2019

Memories of Post War Bodmin and a strong connection to The Keep

Freda talks to me about her connection to Bodmin Keep Freda has been a volunteer at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum for...

Bodmin keep, Cornwalls regimental Museum, Bodmin Riding & Heritage Festival 2019
June 17th, 2019

Bodmin Riding & Heritage Weekend

Join us for Bodmin Riding and Heritage Festival. A weekend of events and activities to join in with across the...

Poppy of Honour at Bodmin Keep, WW1 WW2, On the weekend we remember D Day, 75 Years
June 12th, 2019

Bodmin Remembers

On 8th and 9th June, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum hosted the impressive ‘Poppy of Honour’. A giant poppy which stands 2.6...

Citizen Curators, Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's - Regimental museum 2018 - 2019
June 7th, 2019

The Young Curators & Citizen Curators

Young Curators Programme The Young Curators programme 2018/19 funded by Arts Council England has now drawn to an end and...

Not At Home sign, WW1, Propaganda
May 10th, 2019

‘Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great War?’

Propaganda in the First World War At the outbreak of the First World War, a great patriotic fervour ensured that...