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Royal Visit, 25 Ferris Town, Truro, Cornwall. 15th July 1903

Royal Visit, 25 Ferris Town, Truro, Cornwall. 15th July 1903


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Size: 7990 x 6355 (51MB)

Date: 12th November 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

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Royal Visit, 25 Ferris Town, Truro, Cornwall. 15th July 1903

Crowds of people have lined the street to watch the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King George V and Queen Mary, pass by in their carriage on 15th July 1903 for the Benediction of the cathedral nave. The Royal train arrived at the station at Grampound Road and the Royal couple then travelled to Truro in an open carriage. They stayed at Tregothnan, St Michael Penkivel, during their visit. Frances and Jane Tredinnicks shop at 25 Ferris Town can be seen in the background. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUroy.8

Media ID 19670611

© From the collection of the RIC

Celebration Celebrations Consecration Crowd Crowds Dedication People Royal Visit Welcome


Capturing a Momentous Royal Visit - A Glimpse into History

EDITORS COMMENTS
. This photo print, taken on the 15th of July in 1903, transports us back to an era of grandeur and excitement. The streets of Truro, Cornwall are adorned with jubilant crowds eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales, who would later become King George V and Queen Mary. The occasion was none other than the Benediction ceremony at the cathedral nave, a significant event that drew people from far and wide. As their carriage gracefully traversed through Ferris Town, all eyes were fixed on this regal couple as they waved graciously to their adoring subjects. The royal visit commenced with their arrival at Grampound Road station via the majestic Royal train. From there, they embarked on an open carriage journey towards Truro amidst cheers and applause from loyal well-wishers lining every inch of the route. Notably captured in this historical snapshot is Frances and Jane Tredinnicks' shop at 25 Ferris Town standing proudly in the background. This establishment serves as a testament to local entrepreneurship during those vibrant times. As we gaze upon this photograph today, it reminds us not only of a momentous royal visit but also showcases how communities came together to celebrate such occasions. It offers a glimpse into Cornish history filled with pride, dedication, and warm welcomes for esteemed guests like no other – truly capturing a remarkable chapter etched forever in time.

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