Thursday, June 5

This day was given over first to a tour of the city of Truro and then to a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

The cathedral city of Cornwall, Truro is actually the only city of Cornwall. We started with a walk around the center with Andrew, stoppingg for an occasional brief talk. The cathedral is recent, built around the turn of the 20th century. We had a good talk about the relationships between the Anglican church and the non-conformists.

The cathedral is quite interesting, if new. The stained glass windows include one of John Wesley and one dedicated to the Cornish miners. After that we headed for the Royal cornish Museum. I managed to get us lost so we only had a brief time there. However we saw a special exhibit of Leonardo's drawings that were on loan from the Royal Collection.

Then we grabbed some Cornish pastys, ate them ata pedestrian mall, and then back to the bus. Our next stop was Falmouth for the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Housed in an award winning modern building (2002) on the Falmouth harbour-side, the museum is dedicated to the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history. It is extremely well done and was quite interesting. An observation tower gave excellent views of Falmouth harbor, which is an active port.

Back at the hotel, at six o'clock we had another lecture by Andrew on metal mining in Cornwall and the impact of the Industrial Revolution. Then to another elaborate dinner.


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