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YMCA Services Club, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around late 1940s

YMCA Services Club, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around late 1940s


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Filename: TRURI-TRUqpr-7.tiff

Size: 8067 x 6326 (51MB)

Date: 13th August 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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YMCA Services Club, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around late 1940s

The YMCA Services Club, at the rear of City Hall, with a van for light refreshments. A man inside the van is handing a box of Smiths potato crisps to a lady. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : TRUqpr.7

Media ID 19199751

© From the collection of the RIC

Water Association Hatch Menas Serving Trucks Ymca


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a nostalgic scene from the late 1940s in Truro, Cornwall. The YMCA Services Club, located at Lemon Quay and tucked behind City Hall, served as a hub for young men associated with the Christian Association. In this snapshot of history, we see a charming vintage van parked outside the club's entrance, ready to provide light refreshments to its members. A man inside the van can be seen handing over a box of Smiths potato crisps to an elegant lady. This simple exchange symbolizes not only the provision of food and drink but also camaraderie and community spirit that were fostered within these walls. The photographer remains unknown, yet their lens captured an ordinary moment that now holds great significance in preserving our collective memory. The presence of the hatch on the side of the van suggests it was specifically designed for serving purposes. Adjacent to it is an urn filled with water - perhaps used for making tea or coffee - further emphasizing how this mobile service catered to various needs. As we gaze upon this image today, let us appreciate how organizations like YMCA played vital roles in supporting individuals during challenging times. This photograph serves as a reminder of simpler days when acts of kindness were shared through something as humble as offering snacks from a van window.

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