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Telephone Box Exhibition 2018

Remembering 100 years since the end of The First World War

Each Year on November 11th many people gather at war memorials throughout the country to remember those who died as a result of their service in the Great War. As a Heritage Group we decided to find out as much as we could about the men listed on the Parish War Memorials. These are situated outside the Memorial Hall in St. Mawes and inside the church at St Just- in- Roseland.

In St Just in Roseland Parish 170 people served in various capacities in WW1. Of those 143 returned and on doing so signed the Roll of Honour which is displayed at the back of each telephone box. 27 men died in battle or of disease. Most of these men were born in the parish but some were here because they married someone from the parish.

The exhibition is split between the 2 telephone boxes, one outside The Arcade at the bottom of the carpark in St Mawes and the other along Polvarth Road. We hope that we have been able to tell the story of some of the horrors of WW1 through the lives of these men so that they are no longer just a name on a board. We hope that you will visit our exhibition whist it is on throughout 2018.

Thank you to all those people who have helped us with stories, pictures and information, to our researchers and computer experts and to Hotel Tresanton for the printing.