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Background imageTransport Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908

RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908
The RNLI Lifeboat Arab II being towed across the sands at Harlyn Bay to be launched, followed by a mixed group of men, women and children

Background imageTransport Collection: Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992

Penny Farthing Cyclists, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1992
Approaching the Bodinnick Ferry are these penny farthing cyclists en route for Plymouth to raise funds for Macmillan Nursing Charity

Background imageTransport Collection: Pentewan harbour and village, St Austell, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Pentewan harbour and village, St Austell, Cornwall. Late 1800s
A view of part of the harbour and the village main street. The schooner James Postlethwaite lies alongside in the harbour. A group of women and children stand outside of R.W

Background imageTransport Collection: Traction engine outside the Wheel Inn, Tresillian, Cornwall. 1920s

Traction engine outside the Wheel Inn, Tresillian, Cornwall. 1920s
A traction engine pulling a heavy load going for water opposite the Wheel Inn. A woman carries pitchers in the foreground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Malpas from St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Malpas from St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View of Malpas taken from above Ferryside Cottage on the Tregothnan side of the river. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Great Western Hotel, Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Great Western Hotel, Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A heavy circus waggon drawn by six horses outside the Great Western Hotel in Newquay. Possibly from the Bostock and Wombwell Menagerie

Background imageTransport Collection: Malpas Ferry at Tregothnan landing, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1887

Malpas Ferry at Tregothnan landing, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1887
A view of the Tregothnan landing place looking towards Malpas with a view of the houses along the top. The gentleman on the far left is Mr Allen, the ferryman, with his daughter Laura, aged 7

Background imageTransport Collection: Donkey cart with two women, Cornwall. 1910

Donkey cart with two women, Cornwall. 1910
Donkey cart transporting two women down an unidentified lane. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Joseph Tangye (1826-1902) on a velocipede, probably Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Around 1870

Joseph Tangye (1826-1902) on a velocipede, probably Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Around 1870
The velocipede in the photograph is very similar to the one in the collection of the Royal Cornwall Museum (TRURI : 1937.34)

Background imageTransport Collection: Old Carnon Valley viaduct showing early stage of replacement, Perranwell, Cornwall. Around 1932

Old Carnon Valley viaduct showing early stage of replacement, Perranwell, Cornwall. Around 1932
A view of Brunels old Carnon Viaduct showing the sinking of the caisson for the new pillars during the initial stage of construction

Background imageTransport Collection: Old Carnon Valley viaduct showing early stage of replacement, Perranwell, Cornwall. Around 1931-1932

Old Carnon Valley viaduct showing early stage of replacement, Perranwell, Cornwall. Around 1931-1932
A general view of Brunels old Carnon Viaduct showing the early stages of construction of the new replacement pillars, with some of the workforce in the background

Background imageTransport Collection: Malpas landing, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Malpas landing, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A group of rowing boats, full of passengers prepare to embark from the foreshore at Malpas. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Malpas Ferry at Tregothnan landing, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Malpas Ferry at Tregothnan landing, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1920s
The ferryman and a woman passenger arriving on the foreshore at the Tregothnan landing. Malpas village can be seen in the background. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Royal Albert Bridge under construction, Saltash, Cornwall. 1858

Royal Albert Bridge under construction, Saltash, Cornwall. 1858
View of the construction of the Royal Albert Bridge from the St Budeaux side of the Tamar river. The first span was in place and the second span was floated out on to the river on 10th July 1858

Background imageTransport Collection: Loading flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s

Loading flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
Two men loading flower boxes onto a horse and cart. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport 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 imageTransport Collection: Samuel John Govier on his bicycle with his photographic box on the front, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Samuel John Govier on his bicycle with his photographic box on the front, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Samuel John Govier (1871-1967) was a pioneering photographer in the late 19th and early 20th century in Cornwall. In the early years he travelled on his bicycle or in a horse drawn van before setting

Background imageTransport Collection: View of the Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910

View of the Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall. After 1910
View of the cathedral and viaduct from Poltisco showing Garras Wharf with Harveys timber yard and the Green (which later became the site of the bus station)

Background imageTransport Collection: Liskeard and Looe Railway Staff, Wagon Repair Works, Moorswater, Liskeard, Cornwall. December 1908

Liskeard and Looe Railway Staff, Wagon Repair Works, Moorswater, Liskeard, Cornwall. December 1908
This staff photograph was taken outside the doors of the wagon repair works at Moorswater in December 1908. Operation of the line was taken over by Great Western Railway (GWR)

Background imageTransport Collection: James Tangye (1825-1912) in his workshop at Aviary Court, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900

James Tangye (1825-1912) in his workshop at Aviary Court, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1900
Mr James Tangye pictured in his workshop at his home, Aviary Court. He is seated, wearing a hat and holding a cane, amid various pieces of machinery

Background imageTransport Collection: The French three-masted barque La Rochefoucauld off Falmouth, Cornwall. 1910

The French three-masted barque La Rochefoucauld off Falmouth, Cornwall. 1910
The three-masted steel barque La Rochefoucauld was 89 days out of Caleta Coloso, bound for Ostend with nitrates. She arrived in Falmouth around 22nd August 1910 and was cleared on 29th October 1910

Background imageTransport Collection: New motor van for Criddle and Smith Ltd. Cornwall. 1920s

New motor van for Criddle and Smith Ltd. Cornwall. 1920s
A new motor van for Criddle and Smith Ltd of Truro and Penzance. The Furnishers of Cornwall They had premises in Kings Street, St Nicholas Street and 1 & 2 Victoria Place, Truro and in Newquay

Background imageTransport Collection: Samuel John Goviers photographic van by an unidentified cottage, presumably in West Cornwall

Samuel John Goviers photographic van by an unidentified cottage, presumably in West Cornwall. Early 1900s
Samuel John Govier (1871-1967) was a pioneering photographer in the late 19th and early 20th century in Cornwall. In the early years he travelled on his bicycle or in a horse drawn van before setting

Background imageTransport Collection: Samuel John Goviers father, Samuel Govier, and his mother, Annie

Samuel John Goviers father, Samuel Govier, and his mother, Annie, in the doorway of his photographic van, Cornwall
Samuel John Govier (1871-1967) was a pioneering photographer in the late 19th and early 20th century in Cornwall. In the early years he travelled on his bicycle or in a horse drawn van before setting

Background imageTransport Collection: Samuel John Govier posed in fancy dress on his bicycle, locality unknown but somewhere in West

Samuel John Govier posed in fancy dress on his bicycle, locality unknown but somewhere in West Cornwall. Early 1900s
Samuel John Govier (1871-1967) was a pioneering photographer in the late 19th and early 20th century in Cornwall. In the early years he travelled on his bicycle or in a horse drawn van before setting

Background imageTransport Collection: Ships off Malpas Road seen from Worths Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900

Ships off Malpas Road seen from Worths Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1900
A barge and other vessels moored in the Truro River off Malpas Road, seen from Worths Quay. There is a pile of logs and other timber beside the far warehouse

Background imageTransport Collection: Malpas, Cornwall. Around 1890

Malpas, Cornwall. Around 1890
A view of terraced houses situated on the west side of the Malpas Ferry. A Free House and Tea Rooms are on the left. There is a man walking up the road from the creek

Background imageTransport Collection: The three-masted French ship Socoa in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. 1906

The three-masted French ship Socoa in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. 1906
View of the starboard side of the three-masted French steel ship Socoa in Falmouth Harbour with tugs alongside. Note the remains of a wooden warship being broken up in the right foreground

Background imageTransport Collection: The French three-masted barque Magatlan, Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. May 1905

The French three-masted barque Magatlan, Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. May 1905
The wooden three-masted French registered barque Magatlan brought to Falmouth harbour after being abandoned at sea and picked up by a British steamer

Background imageTransport Collection: The French three-masted barque La Fontaine off Falmouth, Cornwall. July 1909

The French three-masted barque La Fontaine off Falmouth, Cornwall. July 1909
The three-masted barque La Fontaine was built of steel at Ateliers and Chantiers in Nantes in 1899. She was registered in Nantes and owned by Societe Generale d Armement

Background imageTransport Collection: Trelease farm looking across the River Fal to Tolverne, Kea, Cornwall. After 1907

Trelease farm looking across the River Fal to Tolverne, Kea, Cornwall. After 1907
View of the river with the pleasure boat, Princess Victoria. The Princess Victoria was a twin screw Thomas steamer built in 1907 for the River Fal Steamship Company (1906-1942)

Background imageTransport Collection: Mr A. W. Gills motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire

Mr A. W. Gills motor vehicle on a cart after being destroyed by fire. Liskey Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall. June 1906
On Sunday returning from Perranporth just as the car was negotiating Liskey Hill, there was a sudden jerk and then a continuance of motion as if everything was right

Background imageTransport Collection: Miss Treseders caravan, Cornwall. 1920s

Miss Treseders caravan, Cornwall. 1920s
Group of people at Miss Treseders caravan at an unknown location in Cornwall. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: The Cornish Express motor bus, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 14th May 1903

The Cornish Express motor bus, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 14th May 1903
The Cornish Express outside the Commercial Hotel in St Just in Penwith

Background imageTransport Collection: Women on the back of a coach, Perranporth, Cornwall. 1923

Women on the back of a coach, Perranporth, Cornwall. 1923
Women on the back of an R. Mitchell coach in a garage at Perranporth. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Women on a caravan, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Women on a caravan, Cornwall. Around 1920s
Three women on the back of a caravan with the St Agnes to Truro horse bus visible in the background. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTransport Collection: Sunny Corner, Truro River, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Sunny Corner, Truro River, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
View up river to Sunny Corner. There is an unidentified pleasure steamer on the left, which could be Queen of the Fal or maybe Roseland. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: SS Dardare, Bude, Cornwall. 10th June 1905

SS Dardare, Bude, Cornwall. 10th June 1905
The SS Dardare moored off Bude breakwater, awaiting a full tide. SS Dardare was built in Le Havre, France, in 1872 and registered in London from 1902. Photographer: T. Mitchell

Background imageTransport Collection: Transporting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s

Transporting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
A view of a flower cart, with horse, beside a fishing boat on the shore line. Two men are loading flower boxes. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Carting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s

Carting flower boxes, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. 1910s
Flower boxes on a horse and cart. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTransport Collection: Richmond Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Richmond Hill, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view looking down the north side of Richmond Hill. Children and adults are standing on the pavement while a woman stands in the doorway of Number 42

Background imageTransport Collection: Lemon Bridge, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1926

Lemon Bridge, Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1926
A view looking down Back Quay from Lemon bridge. Four men are standing outside Newtons Hairdresser. A period lorry, with the registration RL 1654

Background imageTransport Collection: Samuel John Goviers sister, Bessie, with her dog in the doorway of Samuels photographic van

Samuel John Goviers sister, Bessie, with her dog in the doorway of Samuels photographic van, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Samuel John Govier (1871-1967) was a pioneering photographer in the late 19th and early 20th century in Cornwall. In the early years he travelled on his bicycle or in a horse drawn van before setting

Background imageTransport Collection: Bridge Strengthening, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. January 1993

Bridge Strengthening, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. January 1993
Bridge strengthening work is undertaken on the bridge carrying the A390 road over the River Fowey at Lostwithiel. The work, costing £ 109, 000

Background imageTransport Collection: Bodinnick and ferry from Fowey, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. 1925

Bodinnick and ferry from Fowey, Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall. 1925
A view of the river from Fowey looking towards Bodinnick with the ferry heading towards the landing. Cars and people are visible on the ferry

Background imageTransport Collection: Malpas Ferry landing with people embarking, Malpas, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Malpas Ferry landing with people embarking, Malpas, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Background imageTransport Collection: Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1902

Waterfall Gardens, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1902
Waterfall Gardens with the Parish Church of St George the Martyr on the left and Isambard Kingdom Brunels timber fanned Carvedras Viaduct on the right

Background imageTransport Collection: Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s

Quay Street, Truro, Cornwall. 1920s
View westwards along Quay Street with the Cathedral in the background and the Old Mansion House on the right. The Great House is in the centre with the other Great House opposite on the left with an



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