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The Wool Warehouse, The Leats, Truro, Cornwall. Date unknown, probably early 1900s

The Wool Warehouse, The Leats, Truro, Cornwall. Date unknown, probably early 1900s


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Filename: TRURI-TRUlea-4.tiff

Size: 7125 x 7213 (51MB)

Date: 13th January 2020

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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The Wool Warehouse, The Leats, Truro, Cornwall. Date unknown, probably early 1900s

A view of the Wool Warehouse (in 2019 this was the back of WH Smith) from the east side. The leat is visible in this photograph with a footbridge into Coombes Lane, although this has since been covered over. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUlea.4

Media ID 19790268

© From the collection of the RIC

City Scene Street View


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the early 1900s, capturing a quaint street scene in Truro, Cornwall. The focus of this image is the Wool Warehouse, which interestingly enough would later become the back of WH Smith in 2019. Standing proudly on the east side of town, it exudes an air of history and industry. The photograph showcases more than just the warehouse itself; it offers a glimpse into daily life during that era. A prominent feature is the leat, visible in all its glory as it meanders through the cityscape. This watercourse served as a vital source for various purposes such as powering mills or providing clean water for local residents. A footbridge leading into Coombes Lane adds charm to this already picturesque view. However, it's worth noting that this bridge has since been covered over, making this snapshot even more precious and nostalgic. Although we don't know who precisely captured this moment frozen in time, their skillful eye allows us to appreciate Truro's rich heritage. Cornish architecture stands tall along the streetscape while locals go about their day-to-day activities - perhaps heading towards shops or engaging in lively conversations with neighbors. This print serves as a remarkable testament to Truro's past and invites us to reflect on how much has changed over the years while still preserving its unique character and charm.

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