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The Cock Pit, The Leats, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1880s

The Cock Pit, The Leats, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1880s


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Filename: TRURI-TRUlea-2.tiff

Size: 6342 x 8021 (51MB)

Date: 13th January 2020

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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The Cock Pit, The Leats, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1880s

A view of the Cock Pit at the east end of The Leats, prior to its demolition in about the 1880s. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUlea.2

Media ID 19790264

© From the collection of the RIC

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us back in time to Truro, Cornwall, before the 1880s. The image showcases "The Cock Pit" a prominent structure located at the east end of The Leats. This historical gem, unfortunately no longer standing today, offers a glimpse into an era long gone. The photograph captures the essence of Cornish culture and its love for sport. The Cock Pit was once a bustling hub where locals gathered to witness thrilling cockfighting matches that stirred excitement throughout the city. Its grandeur is evident in this snapshot, showcasing intricate architectural details and sturdy stone walls that stood as silent witnesses to countless intense battles. As we explore this image further, we are transported to Truro's vibrant streets during this bygone era. The cityscape surrounding The Cock Pit reveals charming buildings and lively activity indicative of a thriving community steeped in history. Although the photographer remains unknown, their skillful composition allows us to appreciate every detail with clarity and precision. Through this remarkable visual record preserved by the Royal Cornwall Museum, we can now marvel at an important piece of Truro's past. This print serves as a testament to our collective heritage and reminds us of how cities evolve over time while still cherishing their roots. It invites us all to reflect on our own connection with history and appreciate those who have diligently documented it for future generations' enlightenment.

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