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Background imageTruro Collection: Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View up the water cascade and to the bridge over the stream, located in the middle of Victoria Gardens. A lady with a perambulator and a young girl with a lady are at the seats above

Background imageTruro Collection: Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. After 1902

Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. After 1902
Waterfall Gardens with the Parish Church of St George the Martyr on the left and the new Carvedras Viaduct on the right. The all stone structure replaced Brunels original timber fanned viaduct

Background imageTruro Collection: Bandstand, Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

Bandstand, Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
The bandstand at Victoria Gardens with a man sitting on a bench. The pond and fountain can be seen in the foreground and the gardeners home and drinking fountain in the background

Background imageTruro Collection: Newham Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930s

Newham Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930s
A view of the road to Newham quay looking back towards Truro, showing several buildings and warning notices for the petroleum spirit store. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTruro Collection: Truro Vean House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Truro Vean House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of Truro Vean House at Moresk, from the front. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Moresk Laundry, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Moresk Laundry, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The interior of Moresk Steam Laundry showing the girls at work; some are ironing. There are wicker baskets full of washing on the floor and other garments hanging from beams

Background imageTruro Collection: Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900

Victoria Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900
A group of children sitting on a park bench by the bandstand in Victoria Gardens. In the background can be seen the Parish church of St George the Martyr, built in 1855

Background imageTruro Collection: Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. After 1902

Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. After 1902
Two young children standing on the bridge by the waterfall in Waterfall Gardens. The stone piers of the new Carvedras Viaduct are visible in the background

Background imageTruro Collection: Workmen finishing the roof of the public toilets on Lemon Bridge at the bottom of Lemon Street

Workmen finishing the roof of the public toilets on Lemon Bridge at the bottom of Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall
The drainage from the toilets at that time, and for some years after, was straight into the River Kenwyn flowing underneath the building. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890s
A view up Lemon Street from just outside the John Julian and Company, auctioneers, house agents and valuers, building on the left hand side. These premises were destroyed by a fire in 1893

Background imageTruro Collection: Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1890s
A view up Lemon Street from Lemon Bridge (which can just be seen on the left hand side) with horse-drawn cabs and carts on the road

Background imageTruro Collection: Lower Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 1911

Lower Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 1911
A view of Lower Lemon Street looking from Boscawen Street. The street is decorated with flags and garlands possibly for the Coronation of George V in 1911

Background imageTruro Collection: Lower Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 1911

Lower Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 1911
A view of Lower Lemon Street looking from Lemon Bridge towards Farrows Bank and the Red Lion Hotel in Boscawen Street. The street is decorated with flags and garlands

Background imageTruro Collection: Girder arriving for Plaza Cinema, 69 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 14th July 1935

Girder arriving for Plaza Cinema, 69 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 14th July 1935
A 20 ton girder arriving for the building of the Plaza Cinema with a policeman in attendance and onlookers across the road. S. Hicks & Son Garage, with petrol pumps outside, can be seen to the right

Background imageTruro Collection: The Lander Monument, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

The Lander Monument, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
A close-up view of the Lander Monument from the top of Lemon Street looking up towards Falmouth Road. Some young girls pose in the street

Background imageTruro Collection: Horse buses in front of the Cathedral, High Cross, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910

Horse buses in front of the Cathedral, High Cross, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910
The horse buses include the St Columb-Summercourt-Truro service. People are seated on the horse buses as well as a number of children standing looking at the camera

Background imageTruro Collection: The Lander Monument, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1910

The Lander Monument, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1910
The Lander Monument was erected at the top of Lemon Street in 1835. The column was designed by Philip Sambell, who had overcome the difficulty of being born deaf to become a distinguished architect

Background imageTruro Collection: The Lander Monument, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1910

The Lander Monument, Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1910
The Lander Monument was erected at the top of Lemon Street in 1835. The column was designed by Philip Sambell, who had overcome the difficulty of being born deaf to become a distinguished architect

Background imageTruro Collection: View down Kenwyn Road, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

View down Kenwyn Road, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
A view down the hill towards the cathedral from Devonshire Terrace (built in 1909) and the corner of Higher Trehaverne with a family group on the pavement

Background imageTruro Collection: The City Hotel and St Marys Terrace, Kenwyn Road, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

The City Hotel and St Marys Terrace, Kenwyn Road, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
The City Hotel and St Marys Terrace looking up the hill, with onlookers and a horse and trap. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTruro Collection: View of the Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910

View of the Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910
View of the cathedral from the Lower Redannick area before the housing estate was built. The houses on the left are at the bottom of Chapel Hill

Background imageTruro Collection: Rooftop view from City Hall, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Rooftop view from City Hall, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Rooftop view from City Hall looking across Boscawen Street towards the Cathedral, showing lots of houses and the roof of the business premises of N. Gill & Son. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914

Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914
A view of the repairs and building of the new clock tower on the roof of the town hall after the fire with workmen standing on scaffolding

Background imageTruro Collection: Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914

Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914
A view of the clock tower of the town hall after the fire with a workman standing by the side. A note with the glass plate negative states On the evening of November the 11th 1914 the Town council

Background imageTruro Collection: Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914

Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914
A view of the interior damage of the council chamber of the town hall after the fire with a gentleman standing in the corner

Background imageTruro Collection: Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914

Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914
A general view of the front of the town hall with the damaged clock turret after the fire. A note with the glass plate negative states On the evening of November the 11th 1914 the Town council met in

Background imageTruro Collection: Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914

Town hall fire, Truro, Cornwall. November 1914
A general view of the front of the town hall with the damaged clock turret after the fire. A note with the glass plate negative states On the evening of November the 11th 1914 the Town council met in

Background imageTruro Collection: Colchester Villas, Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall. 1897

Colchester Villas, Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall. 1897
Colchester Villas decorated for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897. A group of children stand by the lamp post on the pavement outside

Background imageTruro Collection: Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923

Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923
Girls country dancing at the Folk-dance Festival. The dance is Gathering Peascods. This photograph was published in the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser on Thursday 31st May 1923

Background imageTruro Collection: Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923

Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923
Girls country dancing at the Folk-dance Festival. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923

Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923
Girls country dancing at the Folk-dance Festival. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923

Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923
Morris dancers at the Folk-dance Festival. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923

Cornish Folk-dance Festival at Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall. 26th May 1923
Girls sheltering from the rain at the Folk-dance Festival. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Treliske House, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920

Treliske House, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920
Treliske House in the distance, in its own grounds, taken from the parkland where cattle are grazing. This was formerly the home of W. Teague and later became Truro School

Background imageTruro Collection: Alverton House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Alverton House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View of Alverton House from the drive in winter. The oldest part of the house dates from 1830 and was built for William Tweedy of Truro Vean

Background imageTruro Collection: Blackfords printing works printing room, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Blackfords printing works printing room, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The printing room at Oscar Blackfords printing works at the corner of Quay Street and Princes Street. The building was originally known as The Great House and built by the Gregor family

Background imageTruro Collection: Blackfords printing works printing room, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Blackfords printing works printing room, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The book binding room at Oscar Blackfords printing works at the corner of Quay Street and Princes Street. The building was originally known as The Great House and built by the Gregor family

Background imageTruro Collection: A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A general view of Boscawen Street looking east with a crowd gathering and some horse drawn traffic. Coinage Hall can be seen in the centre

Background imageTruro Collection: A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910

A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910
A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, showing the Domestic Bazaar Company with everything at 6.5 pence. The Red Lion Hotel, Farrows Bank Ltd and N

Background imageTruro Collection: A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910

A general view of Boscawen Street looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1910
A general view of Boscawen Street looking east with a horse and carriage in the centre. The Red Lion Hotel, the Domestic Bazaar Company, Farrows Bank Ltd and N. Gill & Son can be clearly identified

Background imageTruro Collection: Opening ceremony of the Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall. 11th June 1919

Opening ceremony of the Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall. 11th June 1919
Group photograph, taken on the balcony, at the opening ceremony of the museum on 11th June 1919. John Charles Williams of Caerhays

Background imageTruro Collection: Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry on parade in High Cross, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry on parade in High Cross, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Col Arthur Tremayne of Carclew marching in Truro. Col Tremayne fought at the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War and died on 7th November 1903. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageTruro Collection: Crowd watching a parade in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Possibly 27th May 1913

Crowd watching a parade in Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Possibly 27th May 1913
A view of the crowds watching a parade in Boscawen Street which is possibly decorated for the Bath and West Show on 27th May 1913. H

Background imageTruro Collection: Garras Wharf and Harveys Timber Yard with timber raft on the Truro River, Truro, Cornwall

Garras Wharf and Harveys Timber Yard with timber raft on the Truro River, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910
The Cathedral towers and Gas Works chimney can be seen in the background. This dates the photograph after 1910 as the Cathedral has been completed. Harvey & Company Ltd. were timber importers

Background imageTruro Collection: Carvedras Smelting Works, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1892

Carvedras Smelting Works, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1892
A general view of the tin smelting works with workmen outside and Brunels viaduct behind. This photograph was probably taken in 1892 when the operators, Daubuz and Company, amalgamated with Bolitho

Background imageTruro Collection: Former Carvedras Smelting Works building, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Former Carvedras Smelting Works building, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s
A close up of part of the defunct tin smelting works which closed in 1898. Part of the Carvedras viaduct can be seen behind. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTruro Collection: Snowball Fight, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 8th January 1918

Snowball Fight, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 8th January 1918
Men in naval uniforms snowballing by the fountain outside City Hall during the First World War. N. Gill and Son shop and the Police Station are in the background

Background imageTruro Collection: William and Ada Gill, Comprigney House, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1916

William and Ada Gill, Comprigney House, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1916
Portrait of Major Arthur William Gills parents, William Nicholas Gill and Ada Gill (nee Branwell), sitting in the garden at the front of Comprigney House. William Nicholas Gill died in 1916




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