Friday, 11 May 2018

Cornwall and Devon teams to sign historic rugby ball tomorrow

Really looking forward to the rugby tomorrow at Camborne: Cornwall will be playing Devon and Camborne Youth Band will be playing before the match and at half time.  (Kick off: 3pm -  band playing from 215pm).

Both teams are signing a rugby ball (donated by Camborne RFC) on Saturday to be sent out to Estaires in northern France to commemorate the end of World War One.

In 1915, Camborne RFC sent out a ball to local miners who had joined the 25th Field Ambulance when WW1 broke out - and the men subsequently organised three matches between Cornish and Devon men at the Front.  

Camborne Youth Band are going to take the rugby ball out to France in August.

The great great grandson of one of the men who was in the 1915 team in France is in the Youth Band. Corey Williams has his great great grandfather's bugle and Corey is going to play it in France.

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