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UK Lemon Quay Culvert, Truro - August 2016

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Truro once had a bustling port to deal with shipments of locally mined tin and copper. At some point in the 18th century, it moved from its original medieval site, in the shadow of the town's castle, to Lemon Quay in the centre of the city. The quay was named after the prominent mining magnate and Member of Parliament, Sir William Lemon. In the 1920s, Lemon Quay was covered over and it has since been redeveloped as a Piazza. Underneath Lemon Quay runs the river Kenwyn which is one of three rivers hidden beneath the streets of the city (the Kenwyn, the Allen & the Tinney) which combine further down stream to form the river Truro. 

 

A friend told me about this when I was visiting him in Truro a couple of months back so I had a little look online but couldn't find any pictures from underneath the piazza. Roll on a few weeks myself, @Maniac, @Merrypranksterand Ellit5200 planned a trip to Cornwall and stuck this on the list. I was hoping there might be some offshoots from the main tunnel as there are 3 rivers under the city but it was just one long tunnel from one end of the piazza to the other pretty much. Anyway here's what we found from west to east. 

 

1. It's important to check the tide times before going in here as the water gets very high very quickly, you can see the high level on the right hand side.

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2.

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3. Some original stone work remains at the entrance but is soon replaced with concrete. 

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4. Spot the pigeons.

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5. Merryprankster pulling a man pose 

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6. Looking back west

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7. At the eastern end of the tunnel there was a parallel section filled with piles of silt. 

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8.

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9. As you reach the end you can see the old paddle steamer 'Compton Castle' 

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10. And that's your lot, nothing amazing under there but it was interesting enough nonetheless. 

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11. & 12. The piazza how it looks now & what it looked like back then, much better with old ships parked up if you ask me!

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Thanks for looking :thumb 

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That's an interesting report and very nice pics. It seems you might have gotten wet feet. ;) 

5, 6 and 10 are my favourites.

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Fancy eating dinner in the Compton Castle with steaming piles of shit a stones throw away :D 

 

I'm a sucker for a reflection shot so it's 5 and 6 that do it for me :) 

 

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19 minutes ago, hamtagger said:

Fancy eating dinner in the Compton Castle with steaming piles of shit a stones throw away :D 

 

I'm a sucker for a reflection shot so it's 5 and 6 that do it for me :) 

 

:comp: 

 

Straight outta Compton like :P 

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53 minutes ago, Vulex said:

That boat looks like an interesting derp ;)

Not sure if it is or not tbh, it looked all set up as a cafe inside but was shut when we passed. 

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