Old Images of Truro, Cornwall

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Old photo of Truro Cornwall England
View of Truro, Cornwall, England. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1905. Part of the Detroit Publishing Company catalogue of 1905, now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Glimpse history through old images of Truro, the only city in the South West county of Cornwall, England.

Old Photo of Truro

This old photo looking down on Truro from College Terrace was taken in 1913.

Old photo of Truro from College Terrace Cornwall England
Old photo of Truro, taken in 1913 from College Terrace. Thanks to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Old Postcards of Truro

Old postcard of Upper Lemon Street Truro Cornwall England 1904
Old postcard of Upper Lemon Street in Truro, Cornwall, England, from 1904. Thanks to Mark Crombie for uploading an extensive collection of vintage postcards to Flikr.
Old postcard of Truro Cornwall England 1905
Old postcard of Truro in Cornwall, England, which has a 1905 postmark. Thanks to Mark Crombie, who uploaded an extensive collection of vintage postcards to Flikr.

Boscawen Street, Truro

Old postcard of Boscawen Street Truro Cornwall England
Old postcard of Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall, England. Thanks to Mark Crombie on Flikr.
closeup of Old postcard of Boscawen Street Truro Cornwall England
Closeup of Old postcard of Boscawen Street, Truro, part of Mark Crombie’s collection of vintage postcards on Flikr.
closeup of Old postcard of Boscawen Street Truro Cornwall England
Closeup of Old postcard of Boscawen Street, Truro, part of Mark Crombie’s collection of vintage postcards on Flikr.
Old postcard of War Memorial and Boscawen Street Truro Cornwall England
Old photo postcard of Truro’s War Memorial on Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall, England. Thanks to Mark Crombie on Flikr.

Truro’s Time Machine

James Fox creates brilliant videos taking us back in time using old photos and pictures. He adds location titles and dates, so you know when and when you are.

Truro: A Journey Through Time! (2020 to 1816) – The Time Travel Artist (YouTube)

Truro in 1988

This video was made in the centre of Truro on a hot summer’s day in 1988.

It focuses on the people walking down the pedestrianised street that day.

The children seen walking with their parents, some of them very young, will have reached adulthood many years ago.

People in Truro 1988. – T Wicket on YouTube

Truro in the 1990s

In 4th June 1990, a home video was made of the centre of Truro, Cornwall.

You’ll see the Town Hall, pigs hanging in the back of the butcher’s van, bright coloured shellsuits, lots of local people, and a glimpse of the businesses which served the community more than thirty years ago,

Truro / Cornwall the 4th of June 1990 – henryhvideofan on YouTube

Olympic Torch at Truro 2012

To celebrate the London Olympics in 2012, the Olympic Torch was carried in a relay to each area of the UK.

The Olympic Torch arrived in Truro on Saturday, 19th May, 2012.

Lots of people turned out to enjoy the street procession and carnival atmosphere.

The home movie also included lots of local people, businesses, and homes.

London 2012 Olympic Torch relay, Day 1, Truro, Cornwall – The films of PHILL WILLS. Autism, love and life on YouTube

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