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Hotel Central, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

Hotel Central, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930


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Filename: TRURI-TRUprv-6.tiff

Size: 8548 x 5557 (10.2MB)

Date: 5th September 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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Hotel Central, Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUprv.6

Media ID 19262681

© From the collection of the RIC

City House Public Scene Street Town


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the bustling streets of Truro, Cornwall, around 1930. The focal point of the image is Hotel Central, an iconic establishment that stood proudly on Quay Street. Its grand facade exudes a sense of elegance and charm, showcasing the architectural beauty prevalent during that era. The scene captured by an unknown photographer transports us into a vibrant cityscape filled with life and activity. Crowds of people can be seen strolling along the street, going about their daily routines. The atmosphere is alive with energy as locals and visitors alike traverse this historic town. Amidst the hustle and bustle, we catch glimpses of other notable landmarks dotting Quay Street. Traditional Cornish buildings line both sides of the road, each telling its own story through intricate details etched into their facades. In particular, a quaint public house catches our attention - its inviting exterior adorned with signs beckoning passersby to step inside for refreshment and camaraderie. This pub serves as a reminder that even amidst busy city life, there were always spaces for community gathering and shared moments over pints or cups of tea. Preserved within this print lies not just a snapshot in time but also a window into Cornwall's rich history. It invites us to imagine what it was like to wander these very streets almost a century ago – soaking up the sights and sounds while immersing ourselves in Truro's vibrant past.

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