Category Archive: Architecture

Time travel back to 1959

July 13, 2022 - No comments

Some of you might remember 1959. When there was no social media. When the word “celebrity” was unknown. When we got our news from magazines, newspapers and the radio. When Cornwall really was cut off and when banks were banks and had managers to boot. Taken from the The Architect and Building News of that […]

Saga of the High Cross on Zoom

November 20, 2021 - Add Comment

For its November ZoomTalk, Truro Civic Society has invited Cornwall’s leading expert on Cornish [...]

The Truro List – please comment

February 2, 2018 - 6 Comments

  Following the successful introduction of the Truro & Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan, and the [...]

Idea for a Flourishing Foyer

February 1, 2016 - Add Comment

In about 1982 I enquired about hiring Truro City Hall to put on a couple of rock bands. I was told [...]


February 5, 2015 - Add Comment

The Cornish Buildings Group and Truro Civic Society have joined forces to raise concerns about [...]

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Last look at our Police Station

November 7, 2014 - Add Comment

The Police Station is (now was) an important part of Truro’s architectural heritage and, as [...]

The Case for Brutalism

October 19, 2014 - Add Comment

Green Spaces and Land Use

January 1, 2014 - Add Comment

A Personal View By Michael Burgess. Dr Mathew White and colleagues at the European Centre for [...]

Lower Standards up Highertown!

October 13, 2013 - Add Comment

What’s in a name – Taylor Wimpey dunnaw! Do they care? Outrage is smouldering at the sudden [...]

Our objections to Tolgarrick Farm

October 8, 2012 - 1 Comment

Chief Planning Officer Cornwall Council Fordh Treyew Truro TR1 3AY Kernow 7th October 2012   [...]

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