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Background imageLaunceston Collection: Tamar River from Polston Bridge, near Launceston, Cornwall. Around 1925

Tamar River from Polston Bridge, near Launceston, Cornwall. Around 1925
The site of King Charles entry into Cornwall on August 1st, 1644. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer

Background imageLaunceston Collection: War memorial, Town Square, Launceston, Cornwall. 1924

War memorial, Town Square, Launceston, Cornwall. 1924
View of the memorial in the middle of the road with cars and a van. The memorial was built in 1921 and commemorates those who gave their lives during the First World War and Second World War

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Gorsedh Kernow Bardic ceremony, Launceston Castle, Launceston, Cornwall. 1972

Gorsedh Kernow Bardic ceremony, Launceston Castle, Launceston, Cornwall. 1972
Cornish Bards processing from the entrance to the castle at the Cornish Gorsedh. Denis Trevanion (Trevanyon) was the Grand Bard at the time this photograph was taken. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Old Bridge, Launceston, Cornwall. 7th July 1921

Old Bridge, Launceston, Cornwall. 7th July 1921
Bridge and ford looking towards West Bridge Road. A car, with the registration AF2926 and carrying four people, is at the edge of the ford

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958

Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958
General view of the frontage and part of the street, showing the eagles on the gateposts. A grand Georgian mansion, the house was built in 1764 for Coryndon Carpenter

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Westgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965

Westgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965
Looking up Westgate Street from outside the West Gate Inn. Opposite is Walter & Sillifant store. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965

Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965
Olivers shoe shop in Broad Street. A large boot and shop name hang above the shop front. Looking up the street, to the right of Olivers, is Hepworths shop at 5 Broad Street

Background imageLaunceston Collection: South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975

South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975
The South Gate looking into town with The Hardware Centre on the left. Southgate Studio and Phelps ladies hair stylist are on the right

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Old Toll House, St Stephens, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973

Old Toll House, St Stephens, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973
A close up of the Old Toll House on the corner of Roydon Road and St Stephens Hill. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Launceston from Newport, Cornwall. 1894

Launceston from Newport, Cornwall. 1894
A view of Launceston town from Newport with the castle in the distance. In the foreground, to the right, is Vivian and Sons manure stores, which were gone by 1897

Background imageLaunceston Collection: 3 Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965

3 Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965
Olivers shoe shop at 3 Broad Street. A large boot and shop name hang above the shop front. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageLaunceston Collection: 20 Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975

20 Church Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975
fruit and vegetable shop at 20 Church Street

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1959

Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1959
A view of shops on the corner of Broad Street and Church Gate Street including, amongst others, a hairdresser, shoe shop, Blake & Son, Millbay laundry, Orange tea rooms

Background imageLaunceston Collection: St Stephens Hill, Newport, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973

St Stephens Hill, Newport, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973
A view looking down St Stephens Hill, towards Newport Market House with Launceston Castle and church in the background. The Market House, or Market Hall

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Launceston from St Thomas Road Newport, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Launceston from St Thomas Road Newport, Cornwall. Around 1920s
A view towards Launceston castle from St Thomas Road, Newport. A bus is going up the hill and there are people walking in the street. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Launceston from St Stephens Hill, Newport, Cornwall. Around 1893

Launceston from St Stephens Hill, Newport, Cornwall. Around 1893
A view of Launceston town from St Stephens Hill with the castle in the distance. Glass lantern slide from Tour Through Cornwall series No 3. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageLaunceston Collection: South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1894

South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1894
A view of the South Gate, Launceston looking towards the town centre in 1894. The South Gate dates from medieval times when Launceston was the only walled town in Cornwall

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958

Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958
General view of the frontage, with eagles on the gateposts. A grand Georgian mansion, the house was built in 1764 for Coryndon Carpenter, the constable of Launceston Castle

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965

Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965
A wide view of shops on the corner of Broad Street and looking down Church Gate Street. Shops include, amongst others, Mules hairdresser and tobacconist, shoe shops and Millbay laundry

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965

Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965
A view of shops on the corner of Broad Street and Church Gate Street including, amongst others, Blake & Son, a shoe shop and Millbay laundry

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958

Eagle House, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958
General view of the frontage, with eagles on the gateposts. A grand Georgian mansion, the house was built in 1764 for Coryndon Carpenter, the constable of Launceston Castle

Background imageLaunceston Collection: South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975

South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1975
The South Gate looking into town with the Spar shop on the left. Southgate Studio and Phelps ladies hair stylist are on the right

Background imageLaunceston Collection: South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958

South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1958
The South Gate looking into town with the Plymouth Co-operative Society shop on the left. Southgate Studio and Phelps ladies hair stylist are on the right

Background imageLaunceston Collection: South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965

South Gate, Southgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall. 1965
The South Gate looking out of town with the Kings Arms and Applegates Wine Merchants on the left. W.W. Bailey, Radio, Television, Electrical Engineers is on the right

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Old Toll House, St Stephens, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973

Old Toll House, St Stephens, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973
The Old Toll House on the corner of Roydon Road and St Stephens Hill. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageLaunceston Collection: St Stephens Hill, Newport, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973

St Stephens Hill, Newport, Launceston, Cornwall. 1973
A view looking down St Stephens Hill with Launceston Castle and church in the background. There are cars parked in the street. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Launceston Castle, Cornwall. Around 1925

Launceston Castle, Cornwall. Around 1925
The castle was also known as Castle Terrible and was fortified for King Charles, although subsequently lost and recovered

Background imageLaunceston Collection: Launceston Castle, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Launceston Castle, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view of Launceston Castle keep from the gardens. Three men stand on the path in the foreground. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan


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