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Military Fashion & The Hussars
Posted on July 23, 2020

Military Fashion & The Hussars

British Army uniforms have been a source of sartorial inspiration since their inception. From red coats to camouflage, the allure...

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Posted on July 6, 2020

Wartime Footballer Alf Ramsey DCLI

The Military Footballer Alfred (Alf) Ramsey is most well known as the extraordinary football tactician who led the England Football...

Medal Display at Bodmin Keep
Posted on May 22, 2020

Fighting Fit

Military Museums for Mental Wellbeing Wellbeing seems to be the buzzword on everybody’s lips at the moment, especially with the...

Florence Nightingale Letter
Posted on May 12, 2020

Florence Nightingale’s Letter

Today on International Nurses Day we proudly celebrate our nurses on what would have been Florence Nightingale’s 200th Birthday, one...

Trench Art Aerplane
Posted on April 27, 2020

Beauty from Bullets

‘Trench Art’ ‘Trench art’ is a catch-all term which describes items made by soldiers and civilians during and after World...

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Posted on April 27, 2020

Crafting in World War 1

Lap Crafts for the convalescing soldier During World War One, injured soldiers were sent to hospitals to recover from their...

rationing
Posted on April 22, 2020

Food Rationing and Dig for Victory!

Recent reports of panic buying and empty supermarket shelves make rationing and the Dig for Victory campaign undeniably topical amid...

The Lucknow Counterpane - The blue and red panels were taken from the uniforms of dead soldiers.
Posted on April 22, 2020

The Lucknow Quilt

The creation of an unknown soldier during the Siege of Lucknow The Citizen Curators team at Bodmin Keep have been...

Posted on April 21, 2020

Object in focus

Horse hoof snuff box This snuff box has been made from the hoof of a horse, and then fitted with...

LGBT
Posted on March 2, 2020

Where is our LGBTQ+ history?

After spending an entire morning trawling through the museum’s collections database looking for LGBTQ+ related objects for Bodmin Keep’s latest...