Archive for May, 2007

Focus on Truro

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Truro (pronounced /ˈtruːrəʊ/; Cornish: Truru) is a city in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is the administrative centre and only city in the county, and the most southerly city in Great Britain. Truro’s name is derived from the Cornish tri-veru meaning “three rivers”. The city grew to be an important centre of trade thanks firstly [...]

Focus on Penryn

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Penryn is one of Cornwall’s most ancient towns, founded circa 1216. The port was significant to the Cornish tin and cooper trade in the 16th century and again for granite works in the early 19th century. Penryn received a royal charter, as a borough in 1621. Engraving of Penryn Quays c 1600   1086 Pre-Saxon [...]