Architect Philip Sambell

When Sue Coney tells you where she was born she uses the native pronunciation – ‘Eadless’. Most of her entirely Cornish family are from the Truro area. She was educated at St Mary’s School, Pydar Street, and the ‘County’ Grammar School for Girls, and went to a successful career in computer science, providing and supporting systems for scientific research. When she retired her interest turned to the history of the people and places of Cornwall, especially Truro.
Susan has written a book about N Gill & Son of Truro. As well as her own work she supports others in their research as well. Having volunteered at the Royal Cornwall Museum for some years she wrote a history of the Royal Institution of Cornwall (of which the Museum is a major part) which was published in the bi-centennial Journal (2019).
In researching the Museum buildings Susan has built up knowledge about their architect, Philip Sambell. He was a classically inclined designer and in both his more iconic commissions and his more general domestic work, contributed the elegance which so characterises the built heart of the town.

Susan will give her talk about Sambell as the February ZoomTalk for Truro Civic Society at 6.30pm on Wednesday 16th February. All are welccome and the link to join is shown below. Access is free of charge.

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  1. Dan Sayer says:

    So sorry we missed this. Philip is one of my wife Lorrene’s (nee Sambell) ancestors and she is proud of his achievements in Truro. Is it true that he was deaf and dumb? Best Regards,

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