WW1 Sweetheart pin cushion
Posted on February 15, 2021

Hearts and Minds

One of the objects that first caught my attention at Bodmin Keep was the colourful pin cushion on display in...

Posted on January 18, 2021

An overlooked set of battles?

Ordinary Men in Extraordinary Times The fascination of working within the archives at Bodmin Keep is seeing and learning first-hand...

Verity Anthony, Collections Manager at Bodmin keep
Posted on January 13, 2021

Meet the curator!

Ever wondered what goes into looking after a museum collection? This week I spent some time with Verity, the museum’s...

Private Sambrook, Battle of Mons, A German picklehaubes helmet
Posted on January 11, 2021

The Helmet with a Hole

One of the highlight pieces in the museum’s collection is a German Pickelhaube helmet punctured with a large bullet hole....

Posted on December 7, 2020

The Infectious Enemy of 1918

The military camps that harboured a deadly enemy The Corona Pandemic of 2020 feels like it came out of the...

Soldiers march through a shelled battlefield.
Posted on October 28, 2020

Shot at Dawn

During the First World War 306 soldiers of the British and Commonwealth Army were shot at dawn by firing squad...

WW1 Pocket Teddy Bear
Posted on October 23, 2020

A Pocket of love and courage

Soldiers would sometimes tuck a lucky charm or keepsake in their pocket when they set off for war. Perhaps as...