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Rear of the Britannia Hotel, The Green, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

Rear of the Britannia Hotel, The Green, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930


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Filename: TRURI-TRUprv-7.tiff

Size: 8055 x 6261 (50MB)

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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Rear of the Britannia Hotel, The Green, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1930

A view of the rear of the Britannia Hotel, later known as the Britannia Inn. The rear of the building faced The Green with the front located at the end of Quay Street. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUprv.7

Media ID 19262683

© 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. Standing tall and proud is the rear view of the Britannia Hotel, later known as the Britannia Inn. The building's grandeur is evident even from this angle, with its impressive architecture commanding attention. Located on The Green, this historic inn was a prominent fixture in the town's landscape. Its rear faced towards this vibrant street scene while its front entrance awaited at the end of Quay Street. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we can only imagine the stories that unfolded within those walls. The photographer behind this remarkable image remains unknown; however, their skillful composition allows us to appreciate every detail captured. Cornish charm emanates from every corner of this photograph - from the quaint cobblestone streets to the charming buildings lining them. While it may have served as an inn or public house during its heyday, let us not forget that our focus lies solely on preserving history and appreciating architectural beauty rather than commercial use. This print serves as a testament to Truro's rich heritage and offers a glimpse into life in a bygone era. As we admire this piece displayed at Royal Cornwall Museum today, it transports us back to a simpler time when horse-drawn carriages roamed these very streets and locals gathered at establishments like Britannia Inn for camaraderie and merriment.

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