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Folding Toilet Seat
Posted on February 11, 2022

WWI Folding Camp Equipment

I am the new Trainee Curator at Bodmin Keep and have spent the past two weeks getting to know the...

Enfield Rifle musket Cartridge
Posted on January 28, 2022

To ‘Bite the Bullet’

Have you ever used the expression ‘bite the bullet’ and then wondered where it came from? The expression, which means...

Derby Armband 1915
Posted on January 28, 2022

A Moral Conscription

‘Derby Scheme’ Armband 1915 The ‘Derby Scheme’ was introduced during the First World War, as the war was lasting longer...

Soldiers in the Trenches of WWI
Posted on December 24, 2021

The Christmas Truce

During World War One, there was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front around the time of...

Emily Hobhouse
Posted on December 20, 2021

A letter of Christmas Greeting

A plea for continued sisterhood among the women of the world In 1914 as the first Christmas of the First...

Silk Postcard
Posted on December 20, 2021

Embroidered Silk Christmas Postcard

A heartfelt souvenir to be sent home from a serving soldier during World War One was an embroidered silk postcard....

DCLI
Posted on December 6, 2021

Soldiers Rations

Tobacco Tobacco was highly prized by troops in World War One. Charitable organisations such as The Red Cross Society ensured...