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Dancers On Stage

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:144

A group of dancers on stage at City Hall, c. 1955-65. The dancers were part of the ensemble who performed with Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (4)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:4

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (5)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:11

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Carousel at City Hall, 1967.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (1)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:7

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (3)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:9

A fine example of a hand-painted backdrop, commonly used in musical productions in the mid-20th Century. This backdrop was rented for use in the production of Carousel at City Hall, 1958.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (4)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:10

A gathering of the male chorus on stage in Carousel, produced by Mavis Ward for TAODS, 1958.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (1)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:1

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (2)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:2

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (3)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:3

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A chorus line up, 1958

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:14

A line up of the female chorus in full costume against the dressed set of Carousel at City Hall, 1958.

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Carousel Foreword

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:17

Carousel programme foreword by The President of TAODS for the 1958 production by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (2)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:8

A wedding scene from Carousel, performed at City Hall by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 1958.

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Dancers On Stage

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:144

A group of dancers on stage at City Hall, c. 1955-65. The dancers were part of the ensemble who performed with Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (4)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:4

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (5)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:11

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Carousel at City Hall, 1967.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (1)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:7

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (3)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:9

A fine example of a hand-painted backdrop, commonly used in musical productions in the mid-20th Century. This backdrop was rented for use in the production of Carousel at City Hall, 1958.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (4)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:10

A gathering of the male chorus on stage in Carousel, produced by Mavis Ward for TAODS, 1958.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (1)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:1

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (2)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:2

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (3)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:3

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A chorus line up, 1958

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:14

A line up of the female chorus in full costume against the dressed set of Carousel at City Hall, 1958.

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Carousel Foreword

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:17

Carousel programme foreword by The President of TAODS for the 1958 production by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (2)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:8

A wedding scene from Carousel, performed at City Hall by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 1958.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (4)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:4

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (3)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:9

A fine example of a hand-painted backdrop, commonly used in musical productions in the mid-20th Century. This backdrop was rented for use in the production of Carousel at City Hall, 1958.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (1)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:7

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (2)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:2

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A chorus line up, 1958

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:14

A line up of the female chorus in full costume against the dressed set of Carousel at City Hall, 1958.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (4)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:10

A gathering of the male chorus on stage in Carousel, produced by Mavis Ward for TAODS, 1958.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (5)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:11

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Carousel at City Hall, 1967.

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Dancers On Stage

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:144

A group of dancers on stage at City Hall, c. 1955-65. The dancers were part of the ensemble who performed with Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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A scene from Carousel, 1958 (2)

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:8

A wedding scene from Carousel, performed at City Hall by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 1958.

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Carousel Foreword

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:17

Carousel programme foreword by The President of TAODS for the 1958 production by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (1)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:1

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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A scene from Bless The Bride (3)

Year: 1951

Record Number: HFC:2020:3

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance of Bless The Bride at City Hall, c. 1951.

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TAODS Ensemble IV

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:150

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Stage Set at City Hall

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:151

The hall configured for a fashion show, or a play with a walkway to the central stage area through the audience.

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TAODS Ensemble II

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:148

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Programme frontispage for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:29

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TAODS Ensemble I

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:147

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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TAODS Ensemble III

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:149

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Paint Your Wagon

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:146

Programme cover for the 1960 production of Paint Your Wagon, performed by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall.

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Programme cover for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:28

Kismet was a production that coincided with the 50th anniversary of Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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Guys & Dolls, 1967

Year: 1967

Record Number: HFC:2020:6

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance ofGuys & Dolls at City Hall, 1967.

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TAODS Ensemble IV

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:150

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Stage Set at City Hall

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:151

The hall configured for a fashion show, or a play with a walkway to the central stage area through the audience.

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TAODS Ensemble II

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:148

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Programme frontispage for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:29

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TAODS Ensemble I

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:147

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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TAODS Ensemble III

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:149

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Paint Your Wagon

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:146

Programme cover for the 1960 production of Paint Your Wagon, performed by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall.

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Programme cover for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:28

Kismet was a production that coincided with the 50th anniversary of Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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Guys & Dolls, 1967

Year: 1967

Record Number: HFC:2020:6

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance ofGuys & Dolls at City Hall, 1967.

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Guys & Dolls, 1967

Year: 1967

Record Number: HFC:2020:6

A photo from the Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society performance ofGuys & Dolls at City Hall, 1967.

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TAODS Ensemble I

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:147

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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TAODS Ensemble IV

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:150

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Programme frontispage for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:29

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Stage Set at City Hall

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:151

The hall configured for a fashion show, or a play with a walkway to the central stage area through the audience.

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TAODS Ensemble II

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:148

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Programme cover for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:28

Kismet was a production that coincided with the 50th anniversary of Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.

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TAODS Ensemble III

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:149

Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall in an unknown production c. 1960 (possibly Showboat).

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Paint Your Wagon

Year: 1960

Record Number: HFC:2020:146

Programme cover for the 1960 production of Paint Your Wagon, performed by Truro Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society on stage at City Hall.

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Fleamarkets at City Hall

Year: 1980

Record Number: HFC:2020:138

Fleamarkets were a weekly event at City Hall for many years. For a small fee, stallholders could book their stand and sell their wares on a regular basis

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Fleamarkets at City Hall

Year: 1980

Record Number: HFC:2020:138

Fleamarkets were a weekly event at City Hall for many years. For a small fee, stallholders could book their stand and sell their wares on a regular basis

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Fleamarkets at City Hall

Year: 1980

Record Number: HFC:2020:138

Fleamarkets were a weekly event at City Hall for many years. For a small fee, stallholders could book their stand and sell their wares on a regular basis

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Grease is the word

Year: 2004

Record Number: HFC:2019:54

Signed tour poster from the touring production of the musical Grease, 2004.

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Barabas

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:56

Signed poster from Barabas, a play producted in Cornwall, 2008.

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La Classique from Moscow Ballet

Year: 2003

Record Number: HFC:2019:51

A signed show poster for the Moscow Ballet production of La Classique, 2003.

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Funeral For A Friend

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:57

Signed concert poster from band Funeral For A Friend's UK tour, 2004.

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Grease is the word

Year: 2004

Record Number: HFC:2019:54

Signed tour poster from the touring production of the musical Grease, 2004.

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Barabas

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:56

Signed poster from Barabas, a play producted in Cornwall, 2008.

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La Classique from Moscow Ballet

Year: 2003

Record Number: HFC:2019:51

A signed show poster for the Moscow Ballet production of La Classique, 2003.

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Funeral For A Friend

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:57

Signed concert poster from band Funeral For A Friend's UK tour, 2004.

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Funeral For A Friend

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:57

Signed concert poster from band Funeral For A Friend's UK tour, 2004.

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La Classique from Moscow Ballet

Year: 2003

Record Number: HFC:2019:51

A signed show poster for the Moscow Ballet production of La Classique, 2003.

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Grease is the word

Year: 2004

Record Number: HFC:2019:54

Signed tour poster from the touring production of the musical Grease, 2004.

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Barabas

Year: 2008

Record Number: HFC:2019:56

Signed poster from Barabas, a play producted in Cornwall, 2008.

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 2: Ed Rowe, Simon Harvey & Richard Healey

Year: 2019

Record Number: HFC:2020:102

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Jeeves & Wooster Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:175

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The Woman in Black Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:176

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:174

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 1: Debbie McCrory

Year: 2019

Record Number: HFC:2020:101

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Ticket, Angus & Julia Stone

Year: 2014

Record Number: HFC:2020:132

An example of a ticket stub for a concert at Hall For Cornwall in a year when hundreds of diverse acts performed onstage at the hall. At this time, tickets were printed and sent to the customer's home or collected at the in-house box office.

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 2: Ed Rowe, Simon Harvey & Richard Healey

Year: 2019

Record Number: HFC:2020:102

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Jeeves & Wooster Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:175

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The Woman in Black Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:176

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:174

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 1: Debbie McCrory

Year: 2019

Record Number: HFC:2020:101

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Ticket, Angus & Julia Stone

Year: 2014

Record Number: HFC:2020:132

An example of a ticket stub for a concert at Hall For Cornwall in a year when hundreds of diverse acts performed onstage at the hall. At this time, tickets were printed and sent to the customer's home or collected at the in-house box office.

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The Woman in Black Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:176

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Jeeves & Wooster Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:175

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time Programme

Year: 2015

Record Number: HFC:2020:174

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 2: Ed Rowe, Simon Harvey & Richard Healey

Year: 2019

Record Number: HFC:2020:102

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 1: Debbie McCrory

Year: 2019

Record Number: HFC:2020:101

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Ticket, Angus & Julia Stone

Year: 2014

Record Number: HFC:2020:132

An example of a ticket stub for a concert at Hall For Cornwall in a year when hundreds of diverse acts performed onstage at the hall. At this time, tickets were printed and sent to the customer's home or collected at the in-house box office.

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