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

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


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Filename: TRURI-TRUqbf-13.tiff

Size: 8481 x 5986 (52MB)

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

Back Quay and Lemon Quay, from Lemon Street bridge looking towards Truro school on the hill in the background. Photographer: Arthur Philp

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TRURI : TRUqbf.13

Media ID 12329397

© From the collection of the RIC

Edwardian Harbour Sailing Vessels Victorian


EDITORS COMMENTS
Transported back in time to the bustling harbor of Truro, Cornwall in the early 1900s. This print captures the essence of a bygone era, showcasing Back Quay and Lemon Quay from an enchanting perspective on Lemon Street bridge. As your gaze wanders across the image, you can almost hear the rhythmic creaking of wooden vessels gently swaying with the ebb and flow of tide. The scene is awash with maritime activity - a testament to Truro's rich seafaring heritage. Majestic sailing ships line the quayside, their masts reaching for the sky like proud sentinels guarding this thriving port town. The water reflects their elegant silhouettes as if mirroring their grace and grandeur. Intriguingly positioned in the background atop a hill stands Truro School, overlooking its domain with scholarly poise. Its presence adds an air of sophistication amidst this vibrant maritime tableau. Arthur Philp's expert lens has perfectly captured not only a moment frozen in time but also encapsulated Cornwall's Victorian and Edwardian charm. This photograph transports us back to an age when life revolved around these very quays; where sailors embarked on daring adventures across treacherous seas while locals bustled about their daily lives. This remarkable piece from Royal Cornwall Museum allows us to immerse ourselves in history, evoking nostalgia for simpler times when harbors were gateways to boundless possibilities.

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