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Farm Industries Ltd shop, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

Farm Industries Ltd shop, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930


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Filename: TRURI-TRUprv-17.tiff

Size: 8333 x 6140 (51MB)

Date: 19th November 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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Farm Industries Ltd shop, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

Farm Industries Ltd shop, next to Princes Garage, with staff standing in the doorway. Farm Industries were agricultural engineers, implement dealers and corn, seed and manure merchants. Alfa Laval products can be seen in the shop window. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUprv.17

Media ID 19682606

© From the collection of the RIC

Front Scene Shopfront Shops Workers Princes


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the bustling streets of Truro, Cornwall, around 1930. Standing proudly on Princes Street is the Farm Industries Ltd shop, a hub for agricultural engineers, implement dealers, and merchants of corn, seed, and manure. The shopfront exudes an air of authenticity with its traditional signage and rustic charm. In this snapshot frozen in history, we catch a glimpse of the dedicated staff standing in the doorway. These hardworking men embody the spirit of Cornish industry as they oversee their domain. Their presence adds life to the scene; their attire speaks volumes about their commitment to their craft. Notably displayed within the shop window are Alfa Laval products - a testament to Farm Industries' dedication to quality and innovation. These cutting-edge agricultural tools would have undoubtedly caught the eye of passersby on Princes Street. Although captured by an unknown photographer, this image resonates with nostalgia for simpler times when local businesses thrived amidst close-knit communities. It serves as a reminder that behind every successful enterprise lies a team of passionate individuals who work tirelessly to serve their customers. Preserved by Royal Cornwall Museum's archives, this photograph offers us a rare glimpse into Truro's past - an era where agriculture played an integral role in shaping both livelihoods and landscapes alike.

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