the 19th and 20th centuries Truro was a very busy port and prior
to this a large mining and agricultural area. It attracted wealthy
merchants and bankers who built fine houses, turning Truro into
a fashionable place.
has been a town in Truro since the 12th century when Richard Lucy,
a minister of Henry II built a castle on the hill.
ancient cobbled streets and early buildings can still be seen to
aptly named alleyway is a shortcut in Truro
is also famous for its narrow alley ways. One is the aptly named
Squeeze Guts Alley which remains a popular shortcut to this day.
was during the 14th century that Truro became an important port
with ships sailing into Lemon Quay.
became one of Cornwall's 'stannary' towns. It was where the locally
mined tin and copper was brought, twice a year, for assaying and
stamping and then onward shipment from the port.
couple walk up one of the many old alleyways
was granted its own charter in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth
enabled the election of a mayor.
the 18th and 19th centuries Truro began to grow. It was around this
time that it became known as the 'London of Cornwall'.
became a centre for fashionable, wealthy and influential people.
major event in the 19th century was the Bishopric of Truro Bill
which was passed by Parliament in 1876.
proud about the city of Truro
Cathedral is a major part of the landscape of the city as well as
an important place of worship for many in Cornwall and beyond.
many in the UK Truro Cathedral is relatively new.
was built less than 100 years ago and was the first new cathedral
to be built since St Paul's in the 17th Century. The building was
completed in 1910.
became a city in 1877, long after Exeter but more than 50 years
before Plymouth was given the same honour.
Spotlight on BBC One at 6.30pm from Tuesday 18th to see a three
part series highlighting the South West's cities.
city of Truro has changed massively over recent years.
about the changes and life in the city today and have your say!