This is where I try to compare old photos of Cornwall with how the scene looks now.
Today I was in Truro with a 1920s picture (above) of Boscawen Street. I couldn't seem to get into the exact same position, from where to take the photo today (below), but the similarities are there. The street still has the same cobbled surface and some of the original buildings.
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We still had a take-a-way lunch sitting outside in the square: Cornish pasty (of course) though mine was the vegetarian version. But eating outside can be dangerous! There are scavengers about, wherever you look.
Though Truro is about nine miles from the coast the seagulls are ready to pounce. Two people sitting near us felt the consequences. A man eating a sandwich had it snatched from him and a poor little girl lost her sausage roll to a diving seagull and was in floods of tears. Even the naked drummer man had to watch his credentials.
We wandered up to Victoria Park and the old bandstand.
But even there, the seagulls were hovering.
Perhaps this is how Daphne Du Maurier got her inspiration for The Birds, as she lived in Cornwall.
More Old Cornwall Posts:
Discovering Old Cornwall - 1 - Pentewan
Discovering Old Cornwall - 2 - Charlestown
Discovering Old Cornwall - 3 - Lerryn