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- DescriptionIn 1698 Celia Fiennes an intrepid traveler and relative of the Boscawen family rode into Truro on horseback and immediately loved it although she described it in her diary as 'a ruinated and disregarded place, formerly a great tradeing town'. In 1724 the author Daniel Defoe found Truro 'sadly declining as a port' and doubted whether it would ever recover so the fortunes of the town changed just as the inhabitants, buildings and roads altered over the years. In this book we see photographs that evoke memories of the Truro that once was and we can compare them with Truro today. Change is constantly with us and yet the heart of this graceful city remains little changed. Boscawen Street, Cathedral Lane, Georgian Lemon Street and our rivers are instantly recognisable and mean 'home' to Truronians wherever they may be.
- Author BiographyTruro resident, Christine Parnell, has been fascinated by the history of Cornwall, and most particularly Truro, since childhood. She is Secretary and Recorder for the Truro Old Cornwall Society and works for the Cornwall Registration Service, dealing with births, deaths and marriages, which she says affords her time to pursue her writing career. Truro Through Time is Christine's eighth book about Truro and she has also co-authored a book about Veryan and Portloe.
- Author(s)Christine Parnell
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication01/10/2010
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note189, 105 colour illustrations
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine10 mm
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