My Sunday Photo -Truro Cathedral

Happy Sunday! This week’s My Sunday Photo is of Truro cathedral which is in the town I live in. I took this photo yesterday when the weather wasn’t the best. As you can see from the steeple there is mist partially covering it.

My Sunday Photo - Truro Cathedral

On Thursday we had a visit at the cathedral from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. People were queuing from 7am to meet them. I would have loved to popped down, but I thought it would have been too busy with a 7 month old.

The cathedral is relatively new. It was completed in 1910. Designed in a gothic revival style by architect John Loughborough Pearson. It’s a stunning building with so much detail included in the building. You can honestly spend ages staring up at all the statues included in the building’s design. But its needing a lot of repair work to be done.

Wills and Kate were at Truro cathedral to back the campaign to urgently raise funds for the repair work needed on the roof. It’s a multi million pound appeal.

They signed slates for the roof, which is the appeal to help replace all 60,000 slates. Any one can go along and pay to sign a roof slate with the money funding the roof replacement. It’s going to take 5 years to replace all the slates.

It’s £25 if you wish to sign and design a whole slate, or £5 is you want to share a slate with other people.

A couple of Summer’s ago my sister and I participated in a free tour to learn all about the history of the cathedral. The tour lasted an hour and we learned so much about the design, history and who used and uses the cathedral now. I love local history so found the tour inspiring and completely fascinating.

If you ever come down to Cornwall, I suggest you pop along to Truro cathedral to see for yourselves.

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14 Comments

    • Rachel
      September 7, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you xx

  1. September 4, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    WE are in Truro tomorrow, collage induction day for one of mine and school shopping for the others

  2. September 4, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Hi Rachel, I think the mist surrounding the cathedral adds interest. I hope that Wills and Kate’s visit manages to raise awareness and money for the cathedral roof. I remember Exeter Cathedral was constantly raising money for it’s roof when I was growing up. Fascinating places too.

    xx

    • Rachel
      September 4, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      I hope so as well Debbie. Thanks for commenting xx

  3. September 4, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    It looks so beautiful, we’ve driven past Truro many times but never actually visited

    Thank you for linking up

  4. September 4, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Ahhh lovely photo. 🙂 Also geat the Wills and Kate came to lend their public support

  5. September 4, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous architecture, such a good fundraising idea to let people be part of renovating the roof x #tribalchat

  6. September 4, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I’ve been to this place before – many years ago before babies time. It is such a beautiful place.

  7. Margaret Gallagher
    September 4, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    It’s a while since I’ve been to Truro
    It is a magnificent building

    • Rachel
      September 4, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      It truly is. Thanks for commenting xx

  8. September 4, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Beautiful. I would not have guessed it is so new. Love the idea of signing a tile to be a replacement. Great fundraising scheme.

    • Rachel
      September 4, 2016 / 12:16 pm

      I think it’s great as well! Thanks for commenting xx

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