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20 Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975

20 Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975


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Size: 7239 x 6988 (51MB)

Date: 27th November 2018

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.640134, -4.358558

© with signage for the Halifax Building Society

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20 Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975

fruit and vegetable shop at 20 Church Street

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© with signage for the Halifax Building Society

Architecture Businesses Greenham Joyce Towns Commercial Buildings


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from 1975 takes us back in time to the charming town of Launceston, Cornwall. Standing proudly on Church Street is a quaint fruit and vegetable shop, its vibrant storefront showcasing an array of fresh produce that undoubtedly tempted passersby. The architectural beauty of this historic street view is evident in the well-preserved buildings that line the cobblestone pavement. The image captures not only a snapshot of daily life but also reflects the strong sense of community and local commerce that thrived during this era. The shop's name may remain unknown, but it played an integral role in sustaining the town's residents with nourishing food options. Cornish architecture shines through with its distinctive features, such as stone walls adorned with blooming flowers and traditional signage adorning each establishment. This particular photograph evokes nostalgia for simpler times when small businesses flourished amidst tight-knit communities. Preserved by Royal Cornwall Museum, this piece offers a glimpse into Launceston's past while celebrating its rich heritage. It serves as a reminder of how towns like these have evolved over time yet managed to retain their unique charm. Through Joyce Greenham's lens, we are transported to an era where bustling streets were filled with locals going about their day-to-day activities—a testament to both her skill as a photographer and her dedication to preserving history through visual storytelling.

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