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Background imageTruro Collection: Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941
Workers in the aircraft component repair department during the Second World War. The photograph shows the workers making aircraft wings, probably for Spitfires, in what was the H.T.P

Background imageTruro Collection: Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941
Workers in the aircraft component repair department during the Second World War in what was the H.T.P. Motors showroom. Aircraft repair staff comprised 100 operatives, 50% of which were women

Background imageTruro Collection: Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941
Workers repairing Spitfire flaps in the aircraft component repair department during the Second World War. Aircraft repair staff comprised 100 operatives, 50% of which were women

Background imageTruro Collection: Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Machine shop, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941
Worker in the aircraft component repair department during the Second World War in what was the H.T.P. Motors showroom. This photograph shows a damaged elevator from a Spitfire being mended

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street view from west end looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Pre 1891

Boscawen Street view from west end looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Pre 1891
The photograph is dated as pre 1891 as in June 1891 the furniture and carpet store of N. Gill and Son moved to premises on the opposite side of Boscawen Street (Number 13)

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street view from west end looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Pre 1891

Boscawen Street view from west end looking east, Truro, Cornwall. Pre 1891
The photograph is dated as pre 1891 as in June 1891 the furniture and carpet store of N. Gill and Son moved to premises on the opposite side of Boscawen Street (Number 13)

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

Treliske House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
General view of the house in summer, taken from the lawn. This was formerly the home of W. Teague and later became Truro School. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTruro Collection: Toll House, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall. 1964

Toll House, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall. 1964
Toll House at the top of Tregolls Road just before demolition. A sign attached to the fence reads " Site of new premises for H.T.P. Motors", " The Austin Distributors"

Background imageTruro Collection: Toll House, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall. 1964

Toll House, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall. 1964
Toll House at the top of Tregolls Road just before demolition. A sign attached to the fence reads " Site of new premises for H.T.P. Motors", " The Austin Distributors"

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

Tremorvah House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Tremorvah House garden with boy in rowing boat on the pond. Photographer: Probably Arthur Philp

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

Tremorvah House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The garden of Tremorvah House with lawn, trees and flower beds. A boy with a dog can be seen in the centre of the photograph. Photographer: Probably Arthur Philp

Background imageTruro Collection: Entrance Lodge, Tremorvah House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Entrance Lodge, Tremorvah House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View from the road looking towards the drive. Tremorvah was built in 1845 by Sir Philip Prothero Smith, four times Mayor of Truro and Under Sheriff of Cornwall

Background imageTruro Collection: Carvoza Road, Truro, Cornwall. Early 20th century

Carvoza Road, Truro, Cornwall. Early 20th century
View down the east side of Carvoza Road, with onlookers on the pavement. The Cathedral spire can be seen in the distance. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTruro Collection: Campfield Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Campfield Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Lynn Allen House, which is perhaps in The Avenue. Miss Williams lived at Lynn Allen, Campfield, in 1910. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Health Exhibition, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. November 1923

Health Exhibition, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. November 1923
Jordans bookstall at the Health Exhibition in City Hall with two ladies. Jordans of Truro specialised in printing, stationery and books and is likely to be the stall of the photographer

Background imageTruro Collection: Missionary Exhibition, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1913

Missionary Exhibition, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1913
Display stands for the Missionary Exhibition in the Council Chambers of the City Hall. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1920s
City Hall in Boscawen Street. A close up of the manned entrance of the Police Station. Recruitment signage for the Royal Navy can be seen on the wall of the building

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s
Lloyds Bank on the corner of Boscawen Street and Lower Lemon Street, taken from Boscawen Street. There are several people and a motorbike in the photograph. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. After 1922

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. After 1922
The Coinage Hall building in Boscawen Street when it was Lloyds Bank. The water fountain, which has since been moved to Victoria Park

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Boscawen Street Looking eastwards from an upper storey. A large crowd is watching a horse and carriage mounted procession. The street is not decorated so its unlikely to have been a royal visit

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1913

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1913
Boscawen Street looking eastwards, decorated possibly for the Bath and West Show on 27th May 1913. There is a policeman in the centre of the photograph

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Before May 1910

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. Before May 1910
City Hall in Boscawen Street, showing the police station which was then part of City Hall. The black clock face suggests the photograph was taken before the fire of 1914

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1910s

Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1910s
The City Hall in Boscawen Street before the removal of the drinking fountain to Victoria Park. Gills Shop can be seen to the left, together with the city pump

Background imageTruro Collection: View of bridge over River Allen from Old Bridge Street, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1920s

View of bridge over River Allen from Old Bridge Street, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1920s
Small rowing boat in the river looking towards New Bridge Street from Old Bridge Street. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Council chamber, Truro, Cornwall. Pre 1914

Council chamber, Truro, Cornwall. Pre 1914
Interior of the old council chamber, City Hall, Boscawen Street, before the fire of 11th November 1914. Large tables formed in to a rectangle are surrounded by a number of portraits of mayors hanging

Background imageTruro Collection: View of bridge over River Allen from Old Bridge Street, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1920s

View of bridge over River Allen from Old Bridge Street, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1920s
Small rowing boats in the river looking towards New Bridge Street. Photographer: Possibly Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Alexandra Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Alexandra Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View up Alexandra Terrace, when it was under snow. A man and women are walking down the hill. Towards the top of the terrace, two boys look to be preparing for a snowball fight

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

Alverton House Lodge, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Alverton House Lodge exterior with two ladies. The oldest part of the house dates from 1830 and was built for William Tweedy of Truro Vean

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

Alverton House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of Alverton House showing the chapel exterior and clock tower. The oldest part of the house dates from 1830 and was built for William Tweedy of Truro Vean

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

Alverton House, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The rear of Alverton House showing two wings. The oldest part of the house dates from 1830 and was built for William Tweedy of Truro Vean

Background imageTruro Collection: Adelaide Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Adelaide Terrace, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View down Adelaide Terrace, from an upstairs window in Harrison Terrace, to an incomplete Cathedral. Photographer: Unknown

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

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

Background imageTruro Collection: Beating the Bounds, Truro, Cornwall. 4th October 1912

Beating the Bounds, Truro, Cornwall. 4th October 1912
Beating Truro City Land Bounds. Group including the mayor at Bosvigo Bridge. Beating the Bounds is an old tradition whereby officials of the parish share their knowledge of the boundaries of their

Background imageTruro Collection: Beating the Waterbounds, Truro, Cornwall. 1st August 1911

Beating the Waterbounds, Truro, Cornwall. 1st August 1911
Group at Messack Point with town crier Mr T. Holland. The ceremony also includes the re-cutting of the letters T B on the river boundary stones at Tarra Point and Messack Point by the Mayor

Background imageTruro Collection: Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. About 1910

Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. About 1910
Truro Cattle Market at the top of Castle Hill, showing farmers and sheep. The railway loading bay can be seen in the background. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. About 1920

Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. About 1920
Truro Cattle Market at the top of Castle Hill, showing farmers and cows. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s
The Armoury in Pydar Street. It was built around 1825 by John Nichols Tom (1799-1838). Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Junket House at Boscawen Park from across the pond. The building occupies the original site of Trennick Mill and was named after the popular dish, junket (sweetened and flavoured curds of milk)

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. September 1914

Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. September 1914
The Junket House at Boscawen Park. The building occupies the original site of Trennick Mill and was named after the popular dish, junket (sweetened and flavoured curds of milk), which was sold there

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Pampas grass at Boscawen Park with a lady seated on a park bench in the middle distance. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTruro Collection: Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Boscawen Park, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Boscawen Park looking towards the drinking fountain presented by Kathleen, Viscountess Falmouth, to the citizens of Truro in 1907. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Beating the Waterbounds at Messack Point, Truro, Cornwall. 1st August 1911

Beating the Waterbounds at Messack Point, Truro, Cornwall. 1st August 1911
Group, including the Mayor and town crier, at Messack Point which is opposite Channels Creek at Trelissick, Feock. Beating the Bounds is an old tradition whereby officials of the parish share their

Background imageTruro Collection: Union Hotel, St Austell Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Union Hotel, St Austell Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s
Located on the South East corner of St Austell Street at the junction of Tregolls Road, the Union Hotel later became the Lord Nelson public house

Background imageTruro Collection: Pendrea House, Mitchell Hill Terrace, Truro. Early 1900s

Pendrea House, Mitchell Hill Terrace, Truro. Early 1900s
Pendrea House at the bottom end of Mitchell Hill Terrace, looking up the road in winter. There are two boys on the pavement. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageTruro Collection: Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s
Truro Cattle Market at the top of Castle Hill, showing farmers and sheep. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Truro Cattle Market at the top of Castle Hill, showing farmers and cows. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Cattle Market, Castle Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Truro Cattle Market at the top of Castle Hill, showing farmers and cows. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTruro Collection: Cathedral Lane, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Cathedral Lane, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Tobacconists shop window, T. Barlow at 12 Cathedral Lane. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan




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