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Images Dated 2018 August

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Barrage Balloons over Falmouth, Cornwall. 1942 Featured August Print

Barrage Balloons over Falmouth, Cornwall. 1942

A view from a field of eleven or more barrage balloons tethered over Falmouth. Barrage balloons were bags partially filled with hydrogen and attached to a steel cable anchored either to the ground or large vehicles. The balloon could be raised or lowered to the desired altitude by means of a winch. The balloons denied low level airspace to enemy aircraft thereby decreasing their bombing accuracy and the risk of dive bombing. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC

Monmouth Hotel Fire, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. October 1990 Featured August Print

Monmouth Hotel Fire, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. October 1990

Extensive damage was done to the bar and lounge area of the Monmouth Hotel, situated in Parade Square. One pub worker, Miles McQuillen fled from the roof of the building using knotted sheets and then went back to rescue his dog when he found a ladder. Seven fire appliances from Lostwithiel, Fowey and Bodmin fought the blaze, thought to have been started by an electrical fault. Three years of renovation had only just been completed by landlord Chris Barbas. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker

Lorry Crash Campaign, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. October 1990 Featured August Print

Lorry Crash Campaign, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. October 1990

Lostwithiel local councillors discuss with Robert Hicks MP the need for weight restrictions on the hill leading into the town, after many lorry crashes and deaths at the bottom of the hill. The photograph shows the group at the top of the lorry escape lane on the St Austell to Lostwithiel road. From left to right: Peter Moore, Traffic and Safety Officer Cornwall County Council; Mr Mannell, Chairman of Transportation Committee Cornwall County Council; Dennis Hutchings, Deputy Mayor, Lostwithiel; Fran Dennison, Town Clerk, Lostwithiel; John Reed, Mayor, Lostwithiel; Robert Hicks, MP South East Cornwall; Chief Inspector Smythe, Traffic Branch, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary; Ralph Keam, District Councillor. The following week new sign improvements were passed by the County Transportation Committee. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker