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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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Tricorne mayoral hat

Year: 1850

Record Number: HFC:2019:98

A tricorne mayoral hat, c. 19th Century.

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1858 Weights

Year: 1858

Record Number: HFC:2019:77

A collection of weights used in City Hall, 1858.

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Tricorne mayoral hat

Year: 1850

Record Number: HFC:2019:98

A tricorne mayoral hat, c. 19th Century.

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1858 Weights

Year: 1858

Record Number: HFC:2019:77

A collection of weights used in City Hall, 1858.

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1858 Weights

Year: 1858

Record Number: HFC:2019:77

A collection of weights used in City Hall, 1858.

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Tricorne mayoral hat

Year: 1850

Record Number: HFC:2019:98

A tricorne mayoral hat, c. 19th Century.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mayoral hat, gloves and hat box

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:97

A tricorne mayoral hat, white ceremonial gloves and Ede and Ravenscroft hat box, late 20th Century.

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Mayoral hat and hat box

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:87

An early 20th Century hat box and its associated mayoral hat, worn by an unknown mayor for ceremonial and official duties.

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Mayoral Ruff

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:91

Mid-20th Century ceremonial ruff.

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Lemon Quay, 1905

Year: 1905

Record Number: HFC:2021:307

A black and white photograph of Lemon Quay as seen from Lemon Bridge in 1905. A docked boat is the focus of the image although visible in the background is a horse and cart as well as the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Also visible in the far distance is Truro school standing on the hill.

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1909 Weights

Year: 1909

Record Number: HFC:2019:78

A collection of weights used in City Hall, 1909.

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Mayoral hat, gloves and hat box

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:97

A tricorne mayoral hat, white ceremonial gloves and Ede and Ravenscroft hat box, late 20th Century.

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Mayoral hat and hat box

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:87

An early 20th Century hat box and its associated mayoral hat, worn by an unknown mayor for ceremonial and official duties.

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Mayoral Ruff

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:91

Mid-20th Century ceremonial ruff.

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Lemon Quay, 1905

Year: 1905

Record Number: HFC:2021:307

A black and white photograph of Lemon Quay as seen from Lemon Bridge in 1905. A docked boat is the focus of the image although visible in the background is a horse and cart as well as the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Also visible in the far distance is Truro school standing on the hill.

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1909 Weights

Year: 1909

Record Number: HFC:2019:78

A collection of weights used in City Hall, 1909.

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Mayoral Ruff

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:91

Mid-20th Century ceremonial ruff.

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Lemon Quay, 1905

Year: 1905

Record Number: HFC:2021:307

A black and white photograph of Lemon Quay as seen from Lemon Bridge in 1905. A docked boat is the focus of the image although visible in the background is a horse and cart as well as the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Also visible in the far distance is Truro school standing on the hill.

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Mayoral hat and hat box

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:87

An early 20th Century hat box and its associated mayoral hat, worn by an unknown mayor for ceremonial and official duties.

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Mayoral hat, gloves and hat box

Year: 1900

Record Number: HFC:2019:97

A tricorne mayoral hat, white ceremonial gloves and Ede and Ravenscroft hat box, late 20th Century.

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1909 Weights

Year: 1909

Record Number: HFC:2019:78

A collection of weights used in City Hall, 1909.

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Clock Tower, atop City Hall, 1914

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:115:L

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Snowball Fight, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 8th January 1918

Year: 1918

Record Number: HFC:2020:113:L

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Isaac Roskelley's mayoral hat and hat box

Year: 1913

Record Number: HFC:2019:89

Mayoral hat box and hat worn by Mayor of Truro Isaac Roskelly Esq between 1913-1914.

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Clock Tower, atop City Hall, 1914

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:115:L

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Snowball Fight, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 8th January 1918

Year: 1918

Record Number: HFC:2020:113:L

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Isaac Roskelley's mayoral hat and hat box

Year: 1913

Record Number: HFC:2019:89

Mayoral hat box and hat worn by Mayor of Truro Isaac Roskelly Esq between 1913-1914.

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Snowball Fight, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 8th January 1918

Year: 1918

Record Number: HFC:2020:113:L

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Isaac Roskelley's mayoral hat and hat box

Year: 1913

Record Number: HFC:2019:89

Mayoral hat box and hat worn by Mayor of Truro Isaac Roskelly Esq between 1913-1914.

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Clock Tower, atop City Hall, 1914

Year: 1914

Record Number: HFC:2020:115:L

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Town Crier standing outside City Hall, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Year: 1920

Record Number: HFC:2020.112:L

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Filling in Back Quay (1)

Year: 1923

Record Number: HFC:2021:308

A black and white photograph of the view from Back Quay during the early stages of filling in works. Visible in the background is the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Lemon bridge is also visible in the distance.

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City Hall, Truro, Cornwall. 1918 or early 1920s

Year: 1920

Record Number: HFC:2020.114:L

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Filling in Back Quay (2)

Year: 1923

Record Number: HFC:2021:309

A black and white photograph of the view from Back Quay during the early stages of filling in works. Visible in the background is the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Lemon bridge is also visible in the distance.

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Town Crier standing outside City Hall, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Year: 1920

Record Number: HFC:2020.112:L

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Filling in Back Quay (1)

Year: 1923

Record Number: HFC:2021:308

A black and white photograph of the view from Back Quay during the early stages of filling in works. Visible in the background is the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Lemon bridge is also visible in the distance.

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City Hall, Truro, Cornwall. 1918 or early 1920s

Year: 1920

Record Number: HFC:2020.114:L

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Filling in Back Quay (2)

Year: 1923

Record Number: HFC:2021:309

A black and white photograph of the view from Back Quay during the early stages of filling in works. Visible in the background is the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Lemon bridge is also visible in the distance.

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Filling in Back Quay (1)

Year: 1923

Record Number: HFC:2021:308

A black and white photograph of the view from Back Quay during the early stages of filling in works. Visible in the background is the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Lemon bridge is also visible in the distance.

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Filling in Back Quay (2)

Year: 1923

Record Number: HFC:2021:309

A black and white photograph of the view from Back Quay during the early stages of filling in works. Visible in the background is the original facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings. Lemon bridge is also visible in the distance.

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Town Crier standing outside City Hall, Boscawen Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Year: 1920

Record Number: HFC:2020.112:L

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City Hall, Truro, Cornwall. 1918 or early 1920s

Year: 1920

Record Number: HFC:2020.114:L

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Back Quay showing the Market Inn, the rear of City Hall and N. Gill & Son, Truro, Cornwall. After October 1937

Year: 1937

Record Number: HFC:2020:109:L

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Back Quay showing the Market Inn, the rear of City Hall and N. Gill & Son, Truro, Cornwall. After October 1937

Year: 1937

Record Number: HFC:2020:109:L

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Back Quay showing the Market Inn, the rear of City Hall and N. Gill & Son, Truro, Cornwall. After October 1937

Year: 1937

Record Number: HFC:2020:109:L

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Machine shop, H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Year: 1941

Record Number: HFC:2020:110:L

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Truro and Cathedral, Cornwall, UK, 1946 (b/w photo)

Year: 1946

Record Number: HFC:2020:108:L

Aerial view of Truro.

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British Army service vehicles outside H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1944

Year: 1944

Record Number: HFC:2020:111:L

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Machine shop, H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Year: 1941

Record Number: HFC:2020:110:L

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Truro and Cathedral, Cornwall, UK, 1946 (b/w photo)

Year: 1946

Record Number: HFC:2020:108:L

Aerial view of Truro.

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British Army service vehicles outside H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1944

Year: 1944

Record Number: HFC:2020:111:L

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Truro and Cathedral, Cornwall, UK, 1946 (b/w photo)

Year: 1946

Record Number: HFC:2020:108:L

Aerial view of Truro.

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Machine shop, H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1941

Year: 1941

Record Number: HFC:2020:110:L

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British Army service vehicles outside H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1944

Year: 1944

Record Number: HFC:2020:111:L

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The Ascension of Queen Elizabeth II

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2019:2

A photograph of The Mayor of Truro (Mr H. Trewhella) reading the official Proclamation of the Queen's accession outside the Town Hall, 6th February 1952

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The Ascension of Queen Elizabeth II

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2019:2

A photograph of The Mayor of Truro (Mr H. Trewhella) reading the official Proclamation of the Queen's accession outside the Town Hall, 6th February 1952

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The Ascension of Queen Elizabeth II

Year: 1953

Record Number: HFC:2019:2

A photograph of The Mayor of Truro (Mr H. Trewhella) reading the official Proclamation of the Queen's accession outside the Town Hall, 6th February 1952

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Centenary of conferment of the city of Truro

Year: 1977

Record Number: HFC:2019:95

This commermorative cover was issued to celebrate 100 years of Truro posessing city status in 1977.

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Centenary of conferment of the city of Truro

Year: 1977

Record Number: HFC:2019:95

This commermorative cover was issued to celebrate 100 years of Truro posessing city status in 1977.

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Centenary of conferment of the city of Truro

Year: 1977

Record Number: HFC:2019:95

This commermorative cover was issued to celebrate 100 years of Truro posessing city status in 1977.

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The Duke of Cornwall Marriage Plate

Year: 1981

Record Number: HFC:2019:85

A ceremonial plate produced by Caverswall China Co. Ltd on the occasion of the wedding of H.R.H Prince Charles and Lady Dianca Spencer, 1981.

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Counting the votes

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:11

Votes are counted following the General Election on 9th June 1983.

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Victorious Penhaligon with family

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:8

David Penhaligon stands outside City Hall with his family to celebrate his victory in the 1983 General Election.

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Victorious Penghaligon

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:9

David Penhaligon waves to crowds of supporters outside City Hall, 1983.

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Revealing the winner

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:10

Candidates receive confirmation of the vote, City Hall, 1983.

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Crowds for David Penhaligon

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:7

Hundreds of people crowd together for David Penhaligon outside City Hall prior to the announcement of Penhaligon's victory in the General Election, 1973.

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The Duke of Cornwall Marriage Plate

Year: 1981

Record Number: HFC:2019:85

A ceremonial plate produced by Caverswall China Co. Ltd on the occasion of the wedding of H.R.H Prince Charles and Lady Dianca Spencer, 1981.

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Counting the votes

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:11

Votes are counted following the General Election on 9th June 1983.

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Victorious Penhaligon with family

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:8

David Penhaligon stands outside City Hall with his family to celebrate his victory in the 1983 General Election.

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Victorious Penghaligon

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:9

David Penhaligon waves to crowds of supporters outside City Hall, 1983.

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Revealing the winner

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:10

Candidates receive confirmation of the vote, City Hall, 1983.

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Crowds for David Penhaligon

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:7

Hundreds of people crowd together for David Penhaligon outside City Hall prior to the announcement of Penhaligon's victory in the General Election, 1973.

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Crowds for David Penhaligon

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:7

Hundreds of people crowd together for David Penhaligon outside City Hall prior to the announcement of Penhaligon's victory in the General Election, 1973.

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Counting the votes

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:11

Votes are counted following the General Election on 9th June 1983.

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Victorious Penghaligon

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:9

David Penhaligon waves to crowds of supporters outside City Hall, 1983.

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Revealing the winner

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:10

Candidates receive confirmation of the vote, City Hall, 1983.

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Victorious Penhaligon with family

Year: 1983

Record Number: HFC:2019:8

David Penhaligon stands outside City Hall with his family to celebrate his victory in the 1983 General Election.

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The Duke of Cornwall Marriage Plate

Year: 1981

Record Number: HFC:2019:85

A ceremonial plate produced by Caverswall China Co. Ltd on the occasion of the wedding of H.R.H Prince Charles and Lady Dianca Spencer, 1981.

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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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Mr and Mrs Arbon and the Cornwall Youth Orchestra

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2021:286

A photograph of Mr and Mrs Arbon presenting a cheque to David Frost of the County Music Service after making the largest donation to date by an individual to the HfC appeal. Also pictured are the Cornwall Youth Orchestra who inspired their donation to the hall's refurbishment.

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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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Mr and Mrs Arbon and the Cornwall Youth Orchestra

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2021:286

A photograph of Mr and Mrs Arbon presenting a cheque to David Frost of the County Music Service after making the largest donation to date by an individual to the HfC appeal. Also pictured are the Cornwall Youth Orchestra who inspired their donation to the hall's refurbishment.

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Mr and Mrs Arbon and the Cornwall Youth Orchestra

Year: 1995

Record Number: HFC:2021:286

A photograph of Mr and Mrs Arbon presenting a cheque to David Frost of the County Music Service after making the largest donation to date by an individual to the HfC appeal. Also pictured are the Cornwall Youth Orchestra who inspired their donation to the hall's refurbishment.

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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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Postcard Memories - Resident Pigeons

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:72

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. A memory of when Pigeons took over a room in the City Hall

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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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Postcard Memories - The History of Cornwall Book

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:66

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. A memory of the History of Cornwall book

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Postcard Memories - Family Memories at the City Hall

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:53

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. Deborah Hinton recalls visiting the Council Chamber in the City Hall

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Postcard Memories - Under The Clock

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:56

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. Bert Biscoe recalls when Mrs Proctor lost her council tax bill

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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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Postcard Memories - Resident Pigeons

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:72

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. A memory of when Pigeons took over a room in the City Hall

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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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Postcard Memories - The History of Cornwall Book

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:66

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. A memory of the History of Cornwall book

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Postcard Memories - Family Memories at the City Hall

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:53

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. Deborah Hinton recalls visiting the Council Chamber in the City Hall

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Postcard Memories - Under The Clock

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:56

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. Bert Biscoe recalls when Mrs Proctor lost her council tax bill

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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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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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Postcard Memories - The History of Cornwall Book

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:66

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. A memory of the History of Cornwall book

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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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Postcard Memories - Family Memories at the City Hall

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:53

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. Deborah Hinton recalls visiting the Council Chamber in the City Hall

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Postcard Memories - Resident Pigeons

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:72

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. A memory of when Pigeons took over a room in the City Hall

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Postcard Memories - Under The Clock

Year: 2017

Record Number: HFC:2020:56

A memory collected during the Hall for Cornwall's Revealing City Hall project, where memories were recorded on postcards. Bert Biscoe recalls when Mrs Proctor lost her council tax bill

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 3: Julien Boast & Sue Ferguson

Year: 2020

Record Number: HFC:2020:103

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 3: Julien Boast & Sue Ferguson

Year: 2020

Record Number: HFC:2020:103

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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Karen Pirie Podcast Episode 3: Julien Boast & Sue Ferguson

Year: 2020

Record Number: HFC:2020:103

HFC podcast series recorded with host, journalist Karen Pirie.

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