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Cornwall had 62 conscientious objectors in the First World War and 19 of these came from the parish of Paul making it the community with the highest number of Cos.  Among them was Wilfred Tregenza of Mousehole who was starting a teaching career when the war broke out.  His response was to register as a conscientious objector.  He joined the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) in France in 1915. When mass conscription was introduced in 1916, Wilfred heard that some Cos had been sentenced to be shot.  He was so moved by this news that he returned to England to face conscription himself and was given 10 years hard labour.

Clive will explore the stories behind those who took this stand.

Tickets £5 to include drink and snack supper.