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Private Sambrook, Battle of Mons, A German picklehaubes helmet
August 23rd, 2018

“The Old Contemptibles” .

Battle of Mons 23rd August 1914 The 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry was stationed at The...

August 7th, 2018

The Cornwall Blitz, and the Bombing of Bodmin.

August 7th marks a solemn date in our local history. It was the day WW2 came and made its everlasting...

August 6th, 2018

Experience what it was really like in The Trenches!

COMING SOON!  Get hands on with history, and experience life in The Trench!  We are rebuilding The Trench in the grounds...

Caring for the Collections: Collections manager places a Light Infantry hat into a box at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
August 3rd, 2018

Paid Internship Opportunity!

We are offering a paid 6 month internship.  It’s a great opportunity to develop your professional skills and knowledge in...

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August 1st, 2018

The Minden Rose

August 1st marks Minden Day, which is a regimental anniversary celebrated by certain units of the British Army. Up to...

July 31st, 2018

Notes from the archive – 3rd Light Infantry

Writing the notes from the archive has been made easy for me because I have such a vast archive of...

July 31st, 2018

Salamanca Day and the Regimental Day of the Light Infantry

We are counting down the days to the anniversary of one of the most monumental battles in the history of...

July 31st, 2018

I enlisted, here’s my review of The Trench! By Sophie Molesworth, (Work Experience Student)

The Trench experience was a unique mixture of acting and audience participation, involving costumes, trains and trenches. It was an...

July 31st, 2018

The Watch of Gratitude from Guillemont

One of the characters featured in The Trench is Arthur Knyvett Totton. Born in Surrey in 1892 he was working...

July 31st, 2018

Thomas Richard Stokoe – The Career Officer

Thomas Richard Stokoe was a career soldier who was commissioned into the DCLI in 1892.  At the outbreak of war...

July 31st, 2018

Q & A with Director of The Trench, Jason Squibb

Hello! Please can you introduce yourself to us? Hello, I’m Jason Squibb, and I’m the Artistic Director for Collective Arts...

July 31st, 2018

Doc Martin & Poldark Actor Rory Wilton, takes time out of his lead role in The Trench to chat to me.

Rory is probably best-known for his roles in Doc Martin & Poldark and is soon to hit the big screen...