CFWI Takes on Truro!

Members stop to admire the original spire of St Mary’s Church, which was demolished in 1880 to make way for the building of Truro Cathedral.

Thirty-five WI members from all over Cornwall joined in the Take a Town event on Friday, this year held in Truro.

After cancelling the event last year due to Storm Babet, we were delighted to have good weather for a very enjoyable and informative walk and talk around town with Bert Biscoe, a well known local historian, poet and raconteur.

From the earliest settlements to the present day, Truro has been the centre of commerce and enterprise, and Bert’s account of the many changes that have taken place over the years was full of fascinating and often amusing anecdotes.

We also enjoyed a tour of the Royal Cornwall Museum which is also undergoing a great deal of change with each of the galleries being refurbished and redesigned in turn. At present the minerals section is closed for refurbishment but there was still plenty to see from ancient cultures to the present time. Cornish artists are well represented and the present exhibition of automata, running until July, was particularly fascinating and great fun.

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