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Browse our growing heritage collection, showcasing the breadth and depth of the stories and histories associated within the walls of City Hall. Take your pick from our collection and learn a little more about the historic building which sits at the very heart of Truro's past, present and future.

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Weights Case

Year: 1895

Record Number: HFC:2020:158

A case belonging to City Hall, designed to hold a set of weights, sliding scales, a pillar to balance the scales and a box to sit the pillar and scales on top of. The case would have been heavy and unwieldy when full of weights, but allowed the weighing of tin and other materials with relative flexibility and portability. It would have been useful to store or use in a number of locations and to an exacting and fair standard.

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Weights Case

Year: 1895

Record Number: HFC:2020:158

A case belonging to City Hall, designed to hold a set of weights, sliding scales, a pillar to balance the scales and a box to sit the pillar and scales on top of. The case would have been heavy and unwieldy when full of weights, but allowed the weighing of tin and other materials with relative flexibility and portability. It would have been useful to store or use in a number of locations and to an exacting and fair standard.

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Weights Case

Year: 1895

Record Number: HFC:2020:158

A case belonging to City Hall, designed to hold a set of weights, sliding scales, a pillar to balance the scales and a box to sit the pillar and scales on top of. The case would have been heavy and unwieldy when full of weights, but allowed the weighing of tin and other materials with relative flexibility and portability. It would have been useful to store or use in a number of locations and to an exacting and fair standard.

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City Hall's Clock I

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:156

The cogs, pulleys and levers at the heart of City Hall's hand-wound clock.

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Roof From South Side

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:173

A photo from the south side of the building detailing substantial damage to the roof and clocktower of City Hall following a fire which broke out near the the base of the clock tower, 1914.

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Damage to City Hall's roof and clock tower

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:172

A photo detailing substantial damage to the roof and clocktower of City Hall following a fire which broke out near the the base of the clock tower, 1914.

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City Hall's Clock II

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:157

Detail of the cogs, pulleys and levers which work to keep City Hall's hand-wound clock to time (almost, it loses time each day!), manned by Hall For Cornwall staff between 2018 - early 2020.

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City Hall's Clock I

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:156

The cogs, pulleys and levers at the heart of City Hall's hand-wound clock.

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Roof From South Side

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:173

A photo from the south side of the building detailing substantial damage to the roof and clocktower of City Hall following a fire which broke out near the the base of the clock tower, 1914.

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Damage to City Hall's roof and clock tower

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:172

A photo detailing substantial damage to the roof and clocktower of City Hall following a fire which broke out near the the base of the clock tower, 1914.

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City Hall's Clock II

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:157

Detail of the cogs, pulleys and levers which work to keep City Hall's hand-wound clock to time (almost, it loses time each day!), manned by Hall For Cornwall staff between 2018 - early 2020.

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City Hall's Clock II

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:157

Detail of the cogs, pulleys and levers which work to keep City Hall's hand-wound clock to time (almost, it loses time each day!), manned by Hall For Cornwall staff between 2018 - early 2020.

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Roof From South Side

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:173

A photo from the south side of the building detailing substantial damage to the roof and clocktower of City Hall following a fire which broke out near the the base of the clock tower, 1914.

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City Hall's Clock I

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:156

The cogs, pulleys and levers at the heart of City Hall's hand-wound clock.

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Damage to City Hall's roof and clock tower

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:172

A photo detailing substantial damage to the roof and clocktower of City Hall following a fire which broke out near the the base of the clock tower, 1914.

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Keeping Truro's Clock Ticking

Year: 2018

Record Number: HFC:2020:155

An explanation from Hall For Cornwall staff as to how hand-wound turret clock which sits atop City Hall is wound weekly.

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Keeping Truro's Clock Ticking

Year: 2018

Record Number: HFC:2020:155

An explanation from Hall For Cornwall staff as to how hand-wound turret clock which sits atop City Hall is wound weekly.

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Keeping Truro's Clock Ticking

Year: 2018

Record Number: HFC:2020:155

An explanation from Hall For Cornwall staff as to how hand-wound turret clock which sits atop City Hall is wound weekly.

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