14th August 2016…Sunday and a brass band in Truro


I don’t think I have mentioned Truro yet. Our visit today was to Boscawen park in particular where we sat on the grass in the sun and listened to a brass band concert. A memorable experience. The brass band wasn’t the absolute best it has to be said, but that didn’t take away from the afternoon and there are a variety of bands throughout the Summer….Truro by the way is Cornwall’s only city and a super place for shopping with chains and loads of independents. It also sits on the river at a tidal point so you can take trips down to Falmouth on the river boats.

In spite of its early history, few very old buildings remain today and most of the town centre dates from Truro’s Georgian, Regency and Victorian heyday. Many fine examples of 18th century architecture may be found in Princes Street, notably the Mansion House and Princes House. There are also many fine Georgian houses to be seen on Lemon Street, which climbs up from the city centre to the Lander Memorial. It also has a fine modern cathedral. As a bit of a throwback to medieval times water channels or ‘kennels’ here burble along some of the city centre streets..another charming feature.


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