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Banquet Menu

Year: 1890

Record Number: HFC:2019:94

An illustrated menu from the Mayor's Banquet of 1890, held at Truro's Public Rooms.

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Banquet Menu

Year: 1890

Record Number: HFC:2019:94

An illustrated menu from the Mayor's Banquet of 1890, held at Truro's Public Rooms.

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Banquet Menu

Year: 1890

Record Number: HFC:2019:94

An illustrated menu from the Mayor's Banquet of 1890, held at Truro's Public Rooms.

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A handbill advertising Babes In The Wood pantomime performance at the 'Regent Truro'

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:127

City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market and the Civic Rooms.

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Babes In The Wood handbill

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:130

Another poster detailing the forthcoming run of Babes In The Wood (see HFC:2020:128), the feature of the 'Magnificent Gala Christmas Pantomime'.

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A handbill advertising Babes In The Wood pantomime performance at the 'Regent Truro'

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:127

City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market and the Civic Rooms.

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Babes In The Wood handbill

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:130

Another poster detailing the forthcoming run of Babes In The Wood (see HFC:2020:128), the feature of the 'Magnificent Gala Christmas Pantomime'.

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A handbill advertising Babes In The Wood pantomime performance at the 'Regent Truro'

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:127

City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market and the Civic Rooms.

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Babes In The Wood handbill

Year: 1930

Record Number: HFC:2020:130

Another poster detailing the forthcoming run of Babes In The Wood (see HFC:2020:128), the feature of the 'Magnificent Gala Christmas Pantomime'.

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Close up of Regent Theatre handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:129

A close up detail of a collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre. City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market, Civic Rooms and County Theatre.

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Farm Industries Limited; Truro's Specialist Garden Shop

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:22

Progamme advertisement for Farm Industries Limited, a large garden shop formerly on Truro's Lemon Street.

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Programme cover for Carousel at City Hall

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:15

An illustrated front cover for the programme produced for the 1958 production of Carousel at City Hall.

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Advertisement for Doctor At Sea

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:19

An advertisement for a future production at City Hall.

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Roberts, Country Drapers Advertisement

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:21

Programme advertisement for Roberts Country Drapers, a Truro company,1958.

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Jack & The Beanstalk poster

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:124

Full-colour poster advertising the well-loved pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. The pantomime was an annual event at City Hall and was frequently accompanied by numerous acts. During this pantomime, this included a corps de ballet and a group of ice-dancers, The Luzerne Skaters.

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Dick Whittington & His Cat poster

Year: 1952

Record Number: HFC:2020:123

Poster advertising the run of pantomime, Dick Whittington, performed on stage at City Hall between 7-14th January 1952 featuring actress Elsie Winsor. The pantomime was accompanied by a full orchestra and corps de ballet.

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Maternity Fashion Advertisement

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:18

An advertisement inside a programme for the musical Finian's Rainbow.

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Robert Moreton at City Hall

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2020:128

Another act performing on stage at City Hall post-WII.

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Summer Show handbill, City Hall

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:125

A longform handbill, advertising the myriad variety acts performing as part of the two week Summer Show at City Hall (year unknown).

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A collection of handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:126

A collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre

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Close up of Regent Theatre handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:129

A close up detail of a collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre. City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market, Civic Rooms and County Theatre.

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Farm Industries Limited; Truro's Specialist Garden Shop

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:22

Progamme advertisement for Farm Industries Limited, a large garden shop formerly on Truro's Lemon Street.

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Programme cover for Carousel at City Hall

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:15

An illustrated front cover for the programme produced for the 1958 production of Carousel at City Hall.

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Advertisement for Doctor At Sea

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:19

An advertisement for a future production at City Hall.

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Roberts, Country Drapers Advertisement

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:21

Programme advertisement for Roberts Country Drapers, a Truro company,1958.

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Jack & The Beanstalk poster

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:124

Full-colour poster advertising the well-loved pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. The pantomime was an annual event at City Hall and was frequently accompanied by numerous acts. During this pantomime, this included a corps de ballet and a group of ice-dancers, The Luzerne Skaters.

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Dick Whittington & His Cat poster

Year: 1952

Record Number: HFC:2020:123

Poster advertising the run of pantomime, Dick Whittington, performed on stage at City Hall between 7-14th January 1952 featuring actress Elsie Winsor. The pantomime was accompanied by a full orchestra and corps de ballet.

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Maternity Fashion Advertisement

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:18

An advertisement inside a programme for the musical Finian's Rainbow.

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Robert Moreton at City Hall

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2020:128

Another act performing on stage at City Hall post-WII.

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Summer Show handbill, City Hall

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:125

A longform handbill, advertising the myriad variety acts performing as part of the two week Summer Show at City Hall (year unknown).

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A collection of handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:126

A collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre

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Close up of Regent Theatre handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:129

A close up detail of a collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre. City Hall / Hall For Cornwall has been known by many different names during its history and Regent Truro is just one of them. Other examples include Regent Cinema, Town Hall, Truro Market, Civic Rooms and County Theatre.

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Roberts, Country Drapers Advertisement

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:21

Programme advertisement for Roberts Country Drapers, a Truro company,1958.

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Dick Whittington & His Cat poster

Year: 1952

Record Number: HFC:2020:123

Poster advertising the run of pantomime, Dick Whittington, performed on stage at City Hall between 7-14th January 1952 featuring actress Elsie Winsor. The pantomime was accompanied by a full orchestra and corps de ballet.

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Maternity Fashion Advertisement

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:18

An advertisement inside a programme for the musical Finian's Rainbow.

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Summer Show handbill, City Hall

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:125

A longform handbill, advertising the myriad variety acts performing as part of the two week Summer Show at City Hall (year unknown).

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Robert Moreton at City Hall

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2020:128

Another act performing on stage at City Hall post-WII.

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Jack & The Beanstalk poster

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:124

Full-colour poster advertising the well-loved pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk. The pantomime was an annual event at City Hall and was frequently accompanied by numerous acts. During this pantomime, this included a corps de ballet and a group of ice-dancers, The Luzerne Skaters.

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Programme cover for Carousel at City Hall

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:15

An illustrated front cover for the programme produced for the 1958 production of Carousel at City Hall.

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Advertisement for Doctor At Sea

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:19

An advertisement for a future production at City Hall.

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A collection of handbills

Year: 1950

Record Number: HFC:2020:126

A collection of handbills pasted together backstage at City Hall when it was known as the Regent Theatre

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Farm Industries Limited; Truro's Specialist Garden Shop

Year: 1958

Record Number: HFC:2020:22

Progamme advertisement for Farm Industries Limited, a large garden shop formerly on Truro's Lemon Street.

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Programme frontispage for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:29

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Finian's Rainbow Programme cover

Year: 1964

Record Number: HFC:2020:23

Front cover for Finian's Rainbow musical, performed at City Hall between 9-14th November 1964.

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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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Programme frontispage for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:29

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Finian's Rainbow Programme cover

Year: 1964

Record Number: HFC:2020:23

Front cover for Finian's Rainbow musical, performed at City Hall between 9-14th November 1964.

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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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Finian's Rainbow Programme cover

Year: 1964

Record Number: HFC:2020:23

Front cover for Finian's Rainbow musical, performed at City Hall between 9-14th November 1964.

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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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Programme frontispage for Kismet at City Hall

Year: 1961

Record Number: HFC:2020:29

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Hall For Cornwall fundraising brochure, ' A Space For You'

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2020:33

Printed collateral used to garner interest in the Hall For Cornwall's 'A Space For You' campaign. This folio was unusual in that it left a cut-out window in the design for the viewer to play a role, as well as showcasing the proposed new logo printed on letterhead paper beneath it.

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Sarah Smith promotes the 'A Space For You' campaign for Hall For Cornwall, c. 1994

Year: 1994

Record Number: HFC:2020:34

A collection of all the printed collateral used as part of Hall For Cornwall's founding fundraising drive, 'A Space For You'.

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Menu

Year: 1997

Record Number: HFC:2020:36

A menu advertising sample food options available for private parties and private functions at Hall For Cornwall's Assembly Rooms.

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The Hall For Cornwall Appeal

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2020:35

A folio with the graphics and branding for the 'A Space For You' campaign at Hall For Cornwall.

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Hall For Cornwall fundraising brochure, ' A Space For You'

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2020:33

Printed collateral used to garner interest in the Hall For Cornwall's 'A Space For You' campaign. This folio was unusual in that it left a cut-out window in the design for the viewer to play a role, as well as showcasing the proposed new logo printed on letterhead paper beneath it.

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Sarah Smith promotes the 'A Space For You' campaign for Hall For Cornwall, c. 1994

Year: 1994

Record Number: HFC:2020:34

A collection of all the printed collateral used as part of Hall For Cornwall's founding fundraising drive, 'A Space For You'.

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Menu

Year: 1997

Record Number: HFC:2020:36

A menu advertising sample food options available for private parties and private functions at Hall For Cornwall's Assembly Rooms.

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The Hall For Cornwall Appeal

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2020:35

A folio with the graphics and branding for the 'A Space For You' campaign at Hall For Cornwall.

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Hall For Cornwall fundraising brochure, ' A Space For You'

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2020:33

Printed collateral used to garner interest in the Hall For Cornwall's 'A Space For You' campaign. This folio was unusual in that it left a cut-out window in the design for the viewer to play a role, as well as showcasing the proposed new logo printed on letterhead paper beneath it.

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The Hall For Cornwall Appeal

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2020:35

A folio with the graphics and branding for the 'A Space For You' campaign at Hall For Cornwall.

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Menu

Year: 1997

Record Number: HFC:2020:36

A menu advertising sample food options available for private parties and private functions at Hall For Cornwall's Assembly Rooms.

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Sarah Smith promotes the 'A Space For You' campaign for Hall For Cornwall, c. 1994

Year: 1994

Record Number: HFC:2020:34

A collection of all the printed collateral used as part of Hall For Cornwall's founding fundraising drive, 'A Space For You'.

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