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Background imageTrade Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902
A view of the quarry face showing workers sitting on a granite block weighing an estimated 2, 738 tons. It was claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried

Background imageTrade Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of Polkanuggo Quarry with steam traction engine BETA No 483 and workers posing for the camera. The traction engine was made around June 1885 by John Fowler of Leeds

Background imageTrade Collection: Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A view of the quarry face showing two workers with sledge hammers standing by a granite block that is being dressed. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrade Collection: Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904
Classical granite columns on the dressing floor of Freeman & Sons works. The man pictured is either Bernard Freeman or his brother. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrade Collection: Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901

Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901
Fowler traction engines 7974 and 9016 are pictured hauling blocks of granite from one of the Mabe quarries to Penryn Station, for onward transportation by train to Winchester, Hampshire

Background imageTrade Collection: Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrade Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the cranes based at the edge of the quarry

Background imageTrade Collection: Old Grammar School, St Marys Street, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Old Grammar School, St Marys Street, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Old Grammar School in St Marys Street, Truro, when it was the Bullen Brothers Show Rooms with a sign saying Plumbers, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Bellhangers, Gasfitters

Background imageTrade Collection: Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. A number men can be seen with cut blocks at the foot of the quarry face. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection

Background imageTrade Collection: Bosahan Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Bosahan Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
General view of the quarry with men standing by cut granite blocks and the crane used for moving the blocks. Two men are standing either side of a horse and cart

Background imageTrade Collection: Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. Around 1900

Maen Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the crane. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageTrade Collection: First China War Medal, First Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842

First China War Medal, First Anglo-Chinese War 1839-1842
This medal was awarded to Captain G.I. Call in 1842. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection

Background imageTrade Collection: The village blacksmith, Goonhavern, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The village blacksmith, Goonhavern, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Two men working at the village blacksmith while another man holds the horse and a girl holds the donkey. There is a notice advertising the West Briton newspaper on the wall. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrade Collection: East Looe fishmarket, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

East Looe fishmarket, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1920s
A view inside East Looe fishmarket, showing men inspecting piles of fish. Similar to TRURI : LOOqs.15b. Photographer: S.C. Fox

Background imageTrade Collection: The blacksmiths shop, Probus, Cornwall. Probably 1907

The blacksmiths shop, Probus, Cornwall. Probably 1907
View towards The Square from further east on the St Austell road with John Roberts blacksmiths shop on the left. Workers from the shop and boys pose in the street


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