Category Archive: History


January 9, 2017 - No comments

By Bert Biscoe They say, in the gloomier, more prosaic corridors that we are never more than six feet away from a rat! Living as we do in Truro between three rivers (the Allen, Kenwyn and Glasteinan) which merge to form Truro River which itself forms an arm of the Fal Estuary, and with much […]

History of the Civic Society (part 1)

March 27, 2013 - Add Comment

‘There is no surer way of determining that a town will survive unspoiled than the corporate [...]

Truro Viewpoints

November 8, 2012 - Add Comment

Recently the Princes Foundation urged the groups working on the draft Neighbourhood Plan to identify [...]

Cap’n Swift – rumour or wraith? Or is it art?!!

April 28, 2012 - 1 Comment

When Truro’s sea trade was at its height and Sir Charles Lemon’s Quay was a hub of activity the [...]

Famous sons – Richard Lander

April 27, 2012 - Add Comment

Richard Lemon Lander was the son of a Truro innkeeper, born in the Daniell Arms. His explorations [...]

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History of Truro

December 1, 2011 - Add Comment

By the start of the 14th century Truro was an important port, thanks firstly to its inland location [...]

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