Category Archive: History

St Mary’s Churchyard is full of bones of contention – it is part of our parish; we should look after it.

June 25, 2021 - No comments

A good number of years ago a Mayor of Truro, Mrs Valerie Bennett, developed an acute civic anxiety about the condition of the St Mary’s Church Yard wall which runs adjacent to Kenwyn Hill. This led to Truro City Council deciding to hand over maintenance of St Mary’s Church Yard to the-then district Council, as […]

A visit to Carne’s Ope

November 13, 2018 - Add Comment

With the agreement of the ‘site manager’, and with the assistance of the ever-helpful staff of [...]

THE STORY OF TRURO WATER

January 9, 2017 - Add Comment

By Bert Biscoe They say, in the gloomier, more prosaic corridors that we are never more than six [...]

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 [...]

More Articles

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 [...]

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 [...]

© 2021 Truro Civic Society. All rights reserved. .