First World War project gets HLF funding!

First World War project gets HLF funding!
Hayle Heritage Centre

By: Laura Christon
Added: 06 January 2013

We have been awarded £6,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a project called ‘Hayle and the Great War’.

Next year marks the centenary of the First World War and we will be running a community research project looking at Hayle during the war. We will be holding a number of community workshops and events giving local residents and children a chance to explore this vital piece of their town’s history, the
project will culminate in an commemorative exhibition held during the Summer in 2014 .

We have already uncovered some fascinating stories; we know that the National Explosives Factory on the dunes made ammunition shells and castings and that J&F Pools made munitions, Hayle ships were used to transfer munitions and troops where based in the town.

In order to this project to be successful the Trust needs the public’s help; we are launching an appeal for information - do you have stories, memorabilia or photos? Did you Great-grandfather volunteer to fight? Did your Grandmother make munitions at J &F Pool? Or was your Great aunt one of the ‘canaries’ working at the National Explosives Factory?

If you have any material or information please get in contact with us, you can phone us on 01763 757683 or email us at laura@harveysfoundrytrust.org.ukor come into the Heritage Centre on Foundry Square.