Category Archive: History

Picture of henge

Don’t let’s forget

June 8, 2022 - No comments

When you consider the archaeology of Tregurra, with its neolithic causewayed enclosure (now ‘preserved’ beneath the Recycling Centre) and soils, the flint knapping pit (with its strong inference of coastal sea trade between Dorset and what was to become Truro, and in this case, the port of Tresillian), smelting pits and early medieval field systems, […]


January 6, 2022 - Add Comment

People of the river crossing Fiona is a landscape archaeologist. She is talking about what we now [...]

Truro's chimneys

Stacks and Pots

November 16, 2021 - Add Comment

Truro’s attractive and distinctive chimneys and stacks are disappearing. We don’t need them [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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