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Lemon Quay from Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Mid 1940s, towards the end of the Second World War

Lemon Quay from Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Mid 1940s, towards the end of the Second World War


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Filename: TRURI-TRUqmd-4.tiff

Size: 8237 x 6098 (50MB)

Date: 13th August 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

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Lemon Quay from Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Mid 1940s, towards the end of the Second World War

A view from Back Quay towards Taylors Transport Ltd.s garage with the car park full of lorries. Just out of frame, on the right, are the premises of H.T.P. Motors Ltd. During the Second World War, H.T.P. handed the Army most of their stock of cars and commercial vehicles and purchased transport generally for Government purposes. Large cars were converted to ambulances and essential civilian motor transport was provided and maintained. Ranging from armament production to the repair of Spitfire components, H.T.P.s activities extended and multiplied rapidly with the countrys growing demands. The parked vehicles are awaiting maintenance or conversion in the H.T.P. Auxiliary Army Workshop. Photographer: unknown

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TRURI : TRUqmd.4

Media ID 19199741

© From the collection of the RIC

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This print captures a slice of history on Lemon Quay from Back Quay in Truro, Cornwall during the mid-1940s. As the Second World War neared its end, this view showcases Taylors Transport Ltd. 's garage with an entire car park filled with lorries. Just out of frame to the right are the premises of H. T. P. Motors Ltd. , who played a crucial role during the war effort. During these tumultuous times, H. T. P. Motors Ltd. selflessly handed over most of their stock of cars and commercial vehicles to support the Army's needs while acquiring transport for various government purposes. Large cars were ingeniously converted into ambulances, ensuring essential civilian motor transport was provided and maintained. The parked vehicles seen in this image patiently await maintenance or conversion at the H. T. P Auxiliary Army Workshop, highlighting their vital contribution to wartime operations. From armament production to repairing Spitfire components, H. T. P. 's activities rapidly expanded as our country's demands grew. While we do not know who precisely captured this remarkable moment in time, it serves as a poignant reminder of Cornwall's unwavering dedication towards supporting our troops and contributing to the home front effort during one of history's darkest chapters.

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