Truro (/ˈtrʊəroʊ/; Cornish: Truru) is a city and civil parish
in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is Cornwall's county town,
only city, and centre for administration, leisure and retail. Truro's
population was recorded as 18,766 in the 2011 census. People from
Truro are known as Truronians. As the most southern city in
mainland Great Britain,
Truro grew as a centre of trade from its port
and then as a stannary town for the tin mining industry. Its cathedral
was completed in 1910. Places of interest include the Royal Cornwall
Museum, the Hall for
Cornwall and Cornwall's Courts of Justice.
4 Demography and economy
8.1 Roads and bus services
8.3 Air and river transport
12 Notable residents
13 See also
15 External links
The origin of Truro's name is debated. It is said to be derived from
the Cornish tri-veru meaning "three rivers", but authorities such as
Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names reject this theory. The
"tru" part might mean "three", though this is doubtful. An expert on
Cornish place-names, Oliver Padel, in A Popular Dictionary of Cornish
Place-names, called the "three rivers" meaning "possible".
Alternatively the name may derive from *tre-uro or similar, i.e. the
settlement on the river *uro.
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The earliest records and archaeological findings of a permanent
settlement in the
Truro area originate from Norman times. A castle was
built in the 12th century by Richard de Luci, Chief Justice of England
in the reign of Henry II, who for his services to the court was
granted land in Cornwall, including the area surrounding the
confluence of the two rivers. The town grew in the shadow of the
castle and was awarded borough status to further economic activity.
The castle has long since gone.
Richard de Lucy fought in
Cornwall under Count Alan of
leaving Falaise late in 1138. The small adulterine castle at Truro,
Cornwall (originally the parish of Kenwyn), later known as
“Castellum de Guelon” was probably built by him between 1139-1140.
He styled himself "Richard de Lucy, de Trivereu". The castle later
passed to Reginald FitzRoy (also known as Reginald de Dunstanville),
an illegitimate son of Henry I, when he was invested by King Stephen
as the first Earl of Cornwall. Reginald married Mabel FitzRichard,
daughter of William FitzRichard, a substantial landholder in Cornwall.
The 75-foot (23 m) diameter castle was in ruins by 1270 and the
motte levelled in 1840. It is today the site of the Crown Court. In a
charter of around 1170, Reginald FitzRoy confirmed to the burgesses of
Truro the privileges granted by Richard de Lucy. Richard held ten
knights' fees in
Cornwall prior to 1135 and at his death the county
still accounted for a third of his considerable total holding.
By the start of the 14th century
Truro was an important port, due to
its inland location away from invaders, prosperity from the fishing
industry, and a new role as one of Cornwall's stannary towns for
assaying and stamping tin and copper from Cornish mines. The Black
Death brought a trade recession and an exodus of the population that
left the town in a very neglected state.
Trade gradually returned and the town regained prosperity in the Tudor
period. Local government was awarded in 1589 by a new charter was
granted by Elizabeth I, giving
Truro an elected mayor and control over
the port of Falmouth.
During the Civil War in the 17th century,
Truro raised a sizeable
force to fight for the king and a royalist mint was set up. Defeat by
the Parliamentary troops came in 1646 and the mint was moved to
Exeter. Later in the century Falmouth was awarded its own charter
giving it rights to its harbour, starting a long rivalry between the
two towns. The dispute was settled in 1709 with control of the River
Fal divided between
Truro and Falmouth. The arms of the city of Truro
are "Gules the base wavy of six Argent and Azure, thereon an ancient
ship of three masts under sail, on each topmast a banner of St George,
on the waves in base two fishes of the second".
Boscawen Street in 1810
Truro prospered during the 18th and 19th centuries. Industry
flourished thanks to improved mining methods and higher prices for
tin, and the town attracted wealthy mine owners. Elegant Georgian and
Victorian townhouses were built, such as those seen today in Lemon
Street, named after the mining magnate and local MP Sir William Lemon.
Truro became the centre for society in the county, even being dubbed
London of Cornwall".
The Cathedral in 1905, before completion of the spires
Throughout those prosperous times
Truro remained a social centre, and
many notable people hailed from it. One of the most noteworthy
residents was Richard Lander, an explorer who discovered the mouth of
River Niger in Africa and was awarded the first gold medal of the
Royal Geographical Society.
Henry Martyn read mathematics at
Cambridge, was ordained and became a missionary, translating the New
Testament into Urdu and Persian. Others include Humphry Davy, educated
Truro and the inventor of the miner's safety lamp, and Samuel
Foote, an actor and playwright from Boscawen Street.
Truro's importance increased later in the 19th century, when it had
its own iron-smelting works, potteries, and tanneries. The Great
Western Railway arrived in the 1860s with a direct line from London
Paddington, and the
Bishopric of Truro
Bishopric of Truro Act 1876 which gave the town a
bishop, then a cathedral. The next year
Queen Victoria granted Truro
city status. The New Bridge Street drill hall was completed in the
late 19th century.
The start of the 20th century brought a decline in the mining
industry, but the city remained prosperous as the administrative and
commercial centre of Cornwall, and saw substantial development. Today,
Truro is still the retail centre of
Cornwall but, like many other
places, faces concerns over replacement of many of its speciality
shops by national chain stores, erosion of its identity, and doubts
about how to accommodate expected growth in the 21st century.
River Kenwyn which converges with the Allen to become the River Truro
Truro lies in the centre of western Cornwall, about 9 miles (14
kilometres) from the south coast at the confluence of the rivers
Kenwyn and Allen, which combine to become the
Truro River, one of a
series of creeks, rivers and drowned valleys leading into the River
Fal and then to the large natural harbour of Carrick Roads. The river
valleys form a fairly steep-sided bowl surrounding the city on the
north, east and west, open to the
Truro River in the south. The bowl
shape, along with high precipitation that swells the rivers and a
spring tide in the River Fal, were major factors in the 1988 floods
that seriously damaged the city centre. Since then, flood defences
have been constructed, including an emergency dam at New Mill on the
River Kenwyn and a tidal barrier on the
The city is surrounded by a number of protected natural areas such as
the historic parklands at Pencalenick, and larger areas of ornamental
landscape, such as
Trelissick Garden and
Tregothnan further down the
Truro River. An area south-east of the city, around and including
Calenick Creek, has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty. Other protected areas include an Area of Great Landscape Value
comprising agricultural land and wooded valleys to the north east, and
Daubuz Moors, a
Local Nature Reserve alongside the River Allen close
to the city centre.
Truro has mainly grown and developed around the historic city centre
in a nuclear fashion along the slopes of the bowl valley, except for
fast linear development along the A390 to the west, towards
Truro has grown, it has incorporated a number of
other settlements as suburbs or unofficial districts, including Kenwyn
and Moresk to the north, Trelander to the east, Newham to the south,
and Highertown, Treliske and Gloweth to the west.
Demography and economy
Sunday morning on Pydar Street
Truro urban statistical area, which includes parts of surrounding
parishes, had a 2001 census population of 20,920. By 2011 the
Threemilestone was 23,040. Truro's status as the
county's prime destination for retail and leisure, and the
administrative centre of the county, is unusual as it is only the
fourth most populous settlement in Cornwall. Furthermore,
population growth has been slow compared to other Cornish towns and
Cornwall as a whole, at 10.5 per cent from 1971 to 1998.[out of date]
Major employers in the city include the Royal
Cornwall Council, and
Truro College. There are about 22,000 jobs
available in Truro, compared to only 9,500 economically active people
living in the city. So many local workers commute into Truro: a major
factor in the city's traffic congestion problems. Average earnings are
higher than the rest of Cornwall.
Housing prices in
Truro are[when?] at an all-time high, at 8 per cent
higher than the rest of Cornwall.
Truro was named in 2006 as the top
small city in the
United Kingdom for increasing house prices, at 262
per cent since 1996. There is a heavy demand for new housing in
the city, and a call for inner city properties to be converted into
flats or houses to encourage city centre living and to reduce the
dependence on cars.
The west front of the Cathedral
Truro's most recognisable feature is the
designed by architect John Loughborough Pearson, rising 249 ft
(76 m) above the city at its highest spire. It took 30 years
to build, from 1880 to 1910, on the site of the old St Mary's Church,
consecrated over 600 years earlier. Enthusiasts of Georgian
architecture are well catered for in the city, with terraces and
townhouses along Walsingham Place and Lemon Street often said to be
"the finest examples of
Georgian architecture west of the city of
The main attraction for residents in the region is the wide variety of
Truro has various chain stores, speciality shops and markets,
which reflect its history as a market town. The indoor Pannier Market
is open year-round with many stalls and small businesses. The city is
also popular for its catering, including cafés and bistros, and for
night life, with its many bars, clubs and restaurants.
Truro is also
known for the Hall for Cornwall, a performing arts and entertainment
Cornwall Museum is the oldest and premier museum in Cornwall
for exhibitions detailing Cornish history and culture, with a wide
range of collections such as archaeology, art and geology. Among the
exhibits is the so-called Arthur's inscribed stone.
Truro is also
noted for parks and open spaces, including Victoria Gardens, Boscawen
Park and Daubuz Moors.
Lemon Quay is the centre of most festivities in Truro, which attracts
visitors year-round with numerous different events.
Truro prepares to partake in the Britain in Bloom
competition, with many floral displays and hanging baskets dotted
around the city throughout the summer. A "continental market" also
Truro during the holiday-making season and features food and
craft stalls from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the
Netherlands, Greece and other European countries.
Cornwall Pride, a
Pride event which celebrates diversity and the LGBT
community, takes place on the last Saturday of every August. The Truro
City Carnival, held takes every September over a weekend, includes
various arts and music performances, children's activities, a
fireworks display, food and drinks fairs, a circus, and a parade. A
half-marathon also takes place in September, organised by Truro
Running Club, running from the city centre into the countryside
towards Kea, returning to finish at Lemon Quay.
Celtic cross near the cathedral
Truro celebrates the Christmas season with its Winter Festival, which
includes a paper lantern parade known as the City of Lights
procession. Many local schools as well as colleges and community and
youth groups join in the procession. Students at the local
Truro have created large lanterns, complementing the work
of the core artists team. There are Christmas lights throughout the
city centre, as well a "big switch-on" event, speciality products and
crafts fairs, late-night shopping evenings, various events at the
cathedral and a fireworks display on New Year's Eve. A Christmas tree
is put up on the Piazza, and another outside the cathedral at High
Truro was temporarily the home to rugby union club Cornish Pirates,
but the team is now[when?] back at its historical base in Penzance.
Discussions are currently[when?] in progress about the possible
construction of a Stadium for Cornwall, planned for
Threemilestone. The town has an amateur rugby union side, Truro
RFC (founded 1885), who are in
Tribute Western Counties West
Tribute Western Counties West and play
home games at St Clements Hill, which has also hosted the CRFU
Cornwall Cup on a number of occasions.
The city is also home to
Truro City F.C., a football team in the
National League South, the only Cornish club ever to reach this tier
of the football pyramid. The club achieved national recognition when
they won the
FA Vase in 2007, beating
A.F.C. Totton 3–1 in only the
second ever final at the new Wembley Stadium, and becoming the first
Cornish side ever to win the FA Vase.
Cornwall County Cricket Club
play some of their home fixtures at Boscawen Park, which is also the
home ground of
Truro Cricket Club.
Truro Fencing Club is one of
Britain's flagship fencing clubs, having won numerous national
championships, and had three fencers selected for Team GB at the
London 2012 Olympics. Other sporting amenities include a leisure
centre, golf course, and tennis courts.
Truro is the centre of Cornwall's local media. The county-wide weekly
Cornish Guardian and The West Briton, are based in the
city, the latter serving the
Truro area with its
Cornwall edition. The city is also home to the broadcasting
studios of BBC Radio Cornwall, and the studios of the West district of
ITV Westcountry, whose main studio is now located in
Bristol after ITV
Westcountry merged with ITV West, the studio in
Plymouth was closed
Westcountry Live was replaced by The West Country Tonight.
A mummers play text which had, until recently, been attributed to
Cornwall (much quoted in early studies of folk plays, such as
The Mummers Play by R. J. E. Tiddy – published posthumously in 1923
– and The English Folk-Play (1933) by E. K. Chambers), has now been
shown, by genealogical and other research, to have originated in
Truro, Cornwall, around 1780.
Truro area has an oceanic climate similar to the remainder of
Cornwall. The climate in the area sees even fewer extremes in
temperature than the remainder of
England and is marked by high
rainfall, cool summers and mild winters with frosts being infrequent.
Climate data for
Truro Camborne, elevation: 87 m or 285 ft
(1981-2010) extremes (1979-present)
Record high °C (°F)
Average high °C (°F)
Daily mean °C (°F)
Average low °C (°F)
Record low °C (°F)
Average precipitation mm (inches)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)
Mean monthly sunshine hours
Source #1: Met Office
Source #2: KNMI
Georgian architecture at Walsingham Place
Truro City Council, a city/parish council, is based upstairs at the
Municipal Buildings in Boscawen Street, and is responsible for parks,
gardens and planting, mayoral and civic events, support of its
overseas twinning, and tourist information. It also considers planning
issues and has been crucially involved in creating the
Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan in association with
Cornwall Council. The
city is divided into four wards: Boscawen, Moresk, Tregolls and
Trehaverne, with 24 councillors elected for four-year terms.
Cornwall Council (a unitary authority) has its base at Lys Kernow
Cornwall Court", formerly County Hall) west of the city centre. It
administers planning, infrastructure, development and environmental
issues, and the parish council liaises with it.
It is an elected public body forming the lowest level of government in
the city. It is part of the parish council level, which comprises
213 parish bodies in the county of Cornwall. The layer of government
directly above is
Cornwall Council, the unitary authority for
Cornwall, which is directly below central government.
It maintains and is responsible for Truro's Library, parks and
gardens, tourist information centre, allotments and cemeteries. 
It is affiliated with
Truro Chamber of Commerce and other local civic
It was founded in 1877, after
Truro was issued its letters patent, at
the time the small city was proud to achieve recognition as a
city. The city is still the eighth smallest in the UK.
Truro is twinned with Boppard, in the
Rhineland-Palatinate region of
Morlaix in Brittany, France, after which
Truro is named.
Several towns outside of Britains took their names from Truro:
Truro in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Truro in the US state of Massachusetts.
Truro, South Australia
Roads and bus services
Truro is 6 miles (9.7 km) from the A30 trunk road, to which it is
connected by the A39 leading from Falmouth and Penryn. Also passing
through the city is the A390, from
Redruth in the west to
the east where it connects to the A38, which then goes on to Plymouth
and further to
Exeter and the M5 motorway.
Truro is the most southerly
city in the United Kingdom, just under 232 miles (373 km) west
south west of Charing Cross, London.
The city and surrounding area are served by extensive bus services,
mostly operated by
First Kernow and First
Truro with routes across the
city, and in and out of the city in all directions, mostly starting
and terminating at
Truro Bus Station near Lemon Quay. A permanent Park
and Ride scheme, known as Park for Truro, began operation in August
2008. Based at Langarth Park in Threemilestone, buses carry commuters
into the city centre via
Truro College, the Royal
Treliske, County Hall,
Truro railway station, the Royal Cornwall
Museum and Victoria Square, and now through to a second car park on
the east side of Truro. Longer-distance coaches run by National
Express also operate from Truro.
Carvedras Viaduct, built in 1859 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It was
replaced by a stone viaduct in 1904.
Truro railway station
Truro railway station is about 1 km (0.6 mi) from the city
centre and is on the Cornish Main Line, giving the city a direct
London Paddington, as well as to the Midlands, North and
Scotland. North-east of the station is a 28-metre-high (92-foot) stone
viaduct with expansive views over the city, cathedral, and
in the distance. The viaduct—the longest on the line—replaced
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's wooden Carvedras
Viaduct in 1904. Connecting
to the main line at
Truro station is the Maritime Line, a branch line
to Falmouth in the south.
The nameplate of GWR City of Truro, built in 1903 and still
operational in 2009
Truro's first railway station was at Highertown, which was opened in
1852 by the West
Cornwall Railway and from where trains ran to Redruth
and Penzance. It was known as
Truro Road Station; it was just west of
Highertown Tunnel on the up side. The line was extended to the Truro
River at Newham in 1855 Then
Truro Road Station closed and Newham
served as the terminus. When the
Cornwall Railway connected the line
to Plymouth, their trains ran to the present station above the city
centre. The West
Cornwall Railway (WCR) then diverted most of its
passenger trains to the new station, leaving Newham mainly as a goods
station until it closed in 1971. The WCR became part of the Great
Western Railway. The route from Highertown to Newham is now a cycle
path which takes a leisurely loop through the countryside on the south
side of the city. The steam locomotive, the City of Truro, was built
in 1903 and still runs on UK mainline and preserved railways..
Truro River and a ferry transporting passengers to Falmouth
Air and river transport
Newquay Airport is Cornwall's main airport and is 12 mi
(19 km) north of Truro. One of the fastest-growing regional
airports in the UK, the services and destinations are constantly
expanding. There are regular flights to and from
London Gatwick and other cities around the country, the Isles of
Düsseldorf in Germany.[when?]
There is also a boat link to Falmouth along the Rivers
Truro and Fal,
four times daily, tide permitting. The small fleet run by Enterprise
Boats and part of the
Fal River Links also stops at Malpas,
Tolverne and St Mawes.
Truro (early 19th-century engraving)
St George's Church
St John's Church
St Paul's Church
The old parish church of
Truro was St Mary's, incorporated into the
cathedral in the later 19th century. Parts of the town were in the
Kenwyn and St Clement (Moresk) until the mid 19th century
when other parishes were created. St George's church in Truro,
designed by the Reverend William Haslam, vicar of Baldhu, was built of
Cornish granite in 1855; it is lofty and imposing. The parish of St
Truro was formed from part of
Kenwyn in 1846. In 1865 two
more parishes were created: St John's from part of
Kenwyn and St
Paul's from part of St Clement. St George's contains a large
wall painting behind the high altar which was the work of Stephany
Cooper in the 1920s. Her father Canon Cooper had been a missionary in
Zanzibar and elsewhere. The theme of the mural painting is "Three
Heavens": the first heaven has views of
Zanzibar and its cathedral (a
happy period in the life of the artist); the second heaven has views
of the city of
Truro including the cathedral, the railway viaduct and
St George's church (another happy period in the life of the artist);
the third heaven is above the others which are separated from it by
the River of Life (Christ is represented bridging the river and 17
saints including St
Piran and St
Kenwyn are depicted in this
Charles William Hempel
Charles William Hempel was organist of St. Mary's Church for forty
years from 1804, supplementing his income by teaching music. In 1805
he composed and printed Psalms from the New Version for the use of the
Congregation of St. Mary's, and in 1812 Sacred Melodies for the same
congregation. These melodies became very popular.
The oldest church in
Truro is at Kenwyn, on the northern side of the
city. It is of 14th/15th-century date.
St John's Church (dedicated to St John the Evangelist) was built in
1828 (architect P. Sambell) in the Classical style on a rectangular
plan and with a gallery. Considerable alterations were carried out in
St Paul's Church was built in 1848. The chancel was replaced in
1882–84, the new chancel being the work of J. D. Sedding. The tower
is "broad and strong" (Pevsner) and the exterior of the aisles are
ornamented in Sedding's version of the Perpendicular style. In the
parish of St Paul is the former
Convent of the Epiphany (Anglican) at
Alverton House, Tregolls Road, an early 19th-century house. The house
was extended for the convent of the Community of the Epiphany and the
chapel was built in 1910 by Edmund H. Sedding. The sisterhood was
founded by the Bishop of Truro, George Howard Wilkinson, in 1883 and
closed in 2001 when the two surviving nuns moved into care homes. The
sisters were involved in pastoral and educational work and the care of
the cathedral and St Paul's Church. St Paul's Church, built with a
tower on a river bed with poor foundations, has fallen into disrepair,
and is no longer in use. Services are now held at the churches of St
Clement, St George, and St John. St Paul & St Clement is now a
united benefice as is St George and St John.
There is a Quaker Meeting
House built in granite (c. 1830) and among
the Methodist chapels (and the only one still in use for its original
purpose) is that in Union Place which has a broad granite front (1830,
but since enlarged). There are numerous other churches, some meeting
in their own modern buildings e.g. St Piran's Roman Catholic church
and All Saints, Highertown, and some in schools or halls. St Piran's,
dedicated to Our Lady of the
Portal and St Piran, and built on the
site of a medieval chapel by
Margaret Steuart Pollard in 1973 (for
this she received the
Benemerenti Medal from the Pope). The
Baptist church building occupies the site of the former Lake's
pottery, one of the oldest in Cornwall.
Educational institutions in
Archbishop Benson – A Church of
England voluntary aided primary
House Preparatory School — now educates the choristers from
Truro Cathedral School
Truro School — a public school founded in 1880.
Truro High School for Girls
Truro High School for Girls — a female-only public school, for ages
Penair School — a state school, co-educational science college, for
children aged 11–16.
Richard Lander School
Richard Lander School — a state school, co-educational technology
college, for children aged 11–16.
Truro College — A further and higher education college. Part of the
Combined Universities in Cornwall.
Exeter Medical School
Truro Girls Grammar School was converted into a Sainsbury's
Lower Lemon Street
Truro has many proposed development schemes and plans, the majority of
which are intended to counter the main problems it faces, notably
traffic congestion and lack of housing.
Major proposals include the construction of a distributor road to
carry traffic away from the very busy
Threemilestone-Treliske-Highertown corridor, reconnecting at either
Green Lane or
Morlaix Avenue. This road will also serve the new
housing planned for that area.
As of 2008[update] major changes are also proposed for the city
centre, such as pedestrianisation of the main shopping streets and
beautification of a list of uncharacteristic storefronts built in the
1960s. Also, new retail developments on the current Carrick
District Council site and Garras Wharf waterfront site will provide
more space for shops, open spaces and public amenities and also turn
rather ugly areas of the city into attractive new destinations.
Along with the redevelopment of the waterfront, a tidal barrier is
planned to dam water into the
Truro River which is currently blighted
by unsightly mud banks which appear at low tide.
Controversial developments include the construction of a new stadium
Truro City F.C.
Truro City F.C. and the Cornish Pirates, and the relocation of the
city's golf course to make way for more housing. A smaller project is
the addition of two large sculptures in the Piazza.
See also: Category:People from Truro
Giles Farnaby – a madrigalist of the Elizabethan age
Owen Fitzpen – a philanthropist, born in the Elizabethan age, he
earned his fortune first as a merchant seaman and by his fame in
leading a successful slave revolt in 1627 to free himself and other
captives of Barbary pirates.
Edward Boscawen – an admiral of the Royal Navy. A cobbled street at
the centre of
Truro and a park are named in his honour.
Samuel Foote – an actor and playwright
John Vivian – later became an influential industrialist in Swansea
(see Vivian family)
Henry Martyn –
Cambridge mathematician, missionary in
Persia, translated the Bible into local languages.
Richard Lemon Lander. A monument to him stands at the top of Lemon
Charles Foster Barham
Charles Foster Barham – physician and writer on public health
Henry Charlton Bastian
Henry Charlton Bastian – physiologist and neurologist
William Bennett Bond
William Bennett Bond – Canadian priest, 3rd Archbishop of Montreal,
and 2nd Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Charles Chorley – journalist and man of letters
Joseph Antonio Emidy
Joseph Antonio Emidy – a former slave turned violinist
James Henry Fynn (Finn) – a recipient of the Victoria Cross
Charles William Hempel
Charles William Hempel – organist of St Mary's Church
Richard Lemon Lander
Richard Lemon Lander – an explorer of West Africa. A local secondary
school is named in his honour and a monument to his memory stands at
the top of Lemon Street.
Richard Spurr – a cabinet maker and lay preacher who was imprisoned
for his part in leading the political movement Chartism. A large
allotment in the town was dedicated to his memory in 2011.
Silvanus Trevail – local architect and mayor of Truro.
The Headland Hotel, Newquay, designed by the architect Silvanus
Trevail, who was also a
Alison Adburgham (1912–1997) – social historian and fashion
journalist, died in the town.
Matthew Etherington – a former professional footballer who used to
play for West Ham and Stoke City in the Premier League
Henry Louis Gibson – an expert in medical uses of infrared and
pioneer of its use in detecting breast cancer
Robert Goddard – novelist
William Golding - novelist, playwright, and poet was born in St Columb
Minor in 1911, and returned to live near
Truro from 1985 until his
Joseph Hunkin – bishop of Truro
Maria Kuncewiczowa – a Polish writer who lived in
Truro after WWII.
Her novel, Tristan 1946, is based in the city.
James Marsh – film director and winner of an Academy Award
Nick Nieland – a Commonwealth Games javelin gold medallist
Margaret Steuart Pollard (née Gladstone) – a poet and
translator who lived in
Truro until her death.
Ben Salfield – international concert performer, composer and
promoter, lives on the edge of the city.
Roger Taylor – drummer from the rock band Queen
Joanna Thomas – professional female bodybuilder
Tom Voyce – a former
London Wasps and
England rugby union footballer
Hugh Walpole – novelist
Barbara Joyce West – second-to-last survivor of the RMS Titanic
Diocese of Truro
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