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Princes Garage, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Princes Garage, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s


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Filename: TRURI-TRUprv-3.tiff

Size: 8404 x 6151 (52MB)

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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Princes Garage, Princes Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

A view of the lower story of H.T.P. Motors Ltd.s garage and show rooms. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUprv.3

Media ID 19262673

© From the collection of the RIC

Cars Hosken Motor Polkinhorn Trevithick Vehicle Austin Dunlop Lucas Maintenance Princes


EDITORS COMMENTS
Step back in time to the bustling streets of Truro, Cornwall in the 1920s with this print from the Royal Cornwall Museum. The image captures a glimpse of Princes Garage on Princes Street, a hub for automotive enthusiasts and motorists alike. The lower story of H. T. P. Motors Ltd. 's garage and showrooms is showcased in all its glory, offering a fascinating insight into early motor vehicle maintenance. The composition exudes an air of nostalgia as vintage cars line up outside the garage, showcasing iconic brands such as Austin and Dunlop. The presence of well-known names like Lucas hints at the expertise provided by this establishment, ensuring that vehicles received top-notch care. Although we cannot credit a specific photographer for capturing this moment frozen in time, their lens has immortalized an important piece of Truro's history. This photograph serves as a testament to how transportation has evolved over the years while also reminding us of our enduring fascination with automobiles. As you explore every detail within this remarkable print – from architectural elements to signage – you can almost hear the hum of engines and feel the excitement that once filled these streets. It is through images like these that we can truly appreciate how far we have come while cherishing our heritage.

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