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Windows in Truro

October 13, 2014 19 comments

I was in Truro last week waiting outside a coffee shop for a friend and when I looked up I saw a photo op! I thought I would submit it to Dawn’s “Lingering Look at Windows“, as it has some cool windows in it. This was taken at around 1730, a┬ácouple of hours┬ábefore sunset.

This is the side of the old “Coinage Hall”. A couple of hundred years ago Truro was a “Stannary Town”. Cornwall had a thriving tin mining industry, and ingots were brought to Stannary Towns for assay.

It now houses tea houses and a Pizza Express, though the outside has been left largely untouched.

Coinage Hall Truro