Category Archive: History

Truro's chimneys

Stacks and Pots

November 16, 2021 - No comments

Truro’s attractive and distinctive chimneys and stacks are disappearing. We don’t need them anymore.  Truro Civic Society wants to photograph Truro’s stacks and chimney pots to make a digital exhibition that will also become a visual record. Would you like to help by using your phone to record a stack and pots near you? The […]

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

June 25, 2021 - Add Comment

A good number of years ago a Mayor of Truro, Mrs Valerie Bennett, developed an acute civic anxiety [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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