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Lemon Quay and Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s

Lemon Quay and Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s


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Filename: TRURI-TRUqbf-19.tiff

Size: 8512 x 6059 (53MB)

Date: 18th July 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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Lemon Quay and Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s

Lemon Quay looking across the river Kenwyn at high tide to Back Quay, with Lemon Street bridge in the background. A variety of horse drawn vehicles stand on Lemon Quay and Back Quay, while some others cross Lemon Street bridge. Barges are moored against Lemon Quay Photographer: Arthur Philp

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TRURI : TRUqbf.19

Media ID 12329578

© From the collection of the RIC

Edwardian Harbour Victorian


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the bustling streets of Truro, Cornwall in the early 1900s. Lemon Quay and Back Quay come alive with activity as horse-drawn vehicles line the cobblestone roads, creating a picturesque scene that exudes Victorian and Edwardian charm. The image captures Lemon Quay looking across the river Kenwyn at high tide towards Back Quay. In the background, we catch a glimpse of the iconic Lemon Street bridge, connecting these two vibrant quays. The bridge stands tall and elegant against the backdrop of historic buildings that grace both sides of the riverbank. Arthur Philp, an accomplished photographer of his time, skillfully immortalizes this moment in history. His lens perfectly frames not only the architectural beauty but also showcases everyday life during this era. Barges gently moored against Lemon Quay add to its maritime character while reflecting upon Truro's rich harbor heritage. As we explore this snapshot from yesteryears, it is impossible not to be transported into a world where horses were still relied upon for transportation and rivers served as vital arteries for trade and commerce. This photograph encapsulates Cornwall's unique identity by capturing its scenic beauty alongside its industrious spirit. Preserved within Royal Cornwall Museum's collection, this print offers us a window into our past - reminding us of how much has changed yet allowing us to appreciate our shared history with those who once walked these very streets.

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