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Slide set: A tour through Cornwall (lecture: Wrench & Son, 50 slides, in/before 1887)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Saltash and the Royal Albert Bridge
Slide 2
The Cheesewring, near Liskeard
Slide 3
Launceston -- general view
Slide 4
Launceston Church
Slide 5
Boscastle -- The Harbour, etc.
Slide 6
Pentargon Waterfall, near Boscastle
Slide 7
Tintagel Cliffs and Castle
Slide 8**
Tintagel -- Walls of King Arthur's Castle
Slide 9
Trevena -- The Old Post Office
Slide 10
Bedruthen Steps -- general view
Slide 11

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Slide 12
Truro, from the College Grounds
Slide 13

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Slide 14

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Slide 15

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Slide 16
King Harry Ferry
Slide 17

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Slide 18

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Slide 19

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Slide 20

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Slide 21
Falmouth -- Market Street
Slide 22
St Mawe's Village
Slide 23

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Slide 24
Penryn, from the Hills
Slide 25

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Slide 26
Cadgwith Village and Beach
Slide 27
Devil's Firing Pan -- Cadgwith
Slide 28
Kynance Cove, from the West
Slide 29
Kynance Cove, from the East
Slide 30
St Michael's Mount
Slide 31
Market, Jew Street, Penzance
Slide 32
Penzance Esplanade
Slide 33
Bleu Bridge and Inscribed Stone, Gulva
Slide 34**
Men-an-tol (Cromlech)
Slide 35**
View from Rosewall Hill, near St Ives
Slide 36
St Ives, from the Terraces
Slide 37
Potatoe Field (Tealing taters)
Slide 38

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Slide 39

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Slide 40

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Slide 41

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Slide 42

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Slide 43
Newlyn Beach and Penzance
Slide 44

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Slide 45**
St Mary's Town, Scilly Isles
Slide 46

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Slide 47
Palms in the Long Walk, Tresco
Slide 48
The Old Abbey Ruins, Tresco
Slide 49
Tresco Gardens, from the Terrace
Slide 50

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** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides

Wrench & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 14)

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of H. Luscombe Toms, 1894

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 14701-14750)

in stock of Watson & Sons, 1896

in stock of Newton & Co., 1899-1913 (item ref. KM)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 15)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 13)

in stock of J.W. Butcher, 1913

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1887)
Reading or song

A tour through Cornwall (London: Wrench & Son, n.d.)

Related slide sets

continued by Cornwall: [additional slides] (lecture: manufacturer unknown, 12 slides, in/before 1899)

continued by A tour through Cornwall: [additional slides] (lecture: Wrench & Son, 42 slides, in/before 1889)


The Indispensable handbook credits this set to York & Son, but the 1905 Riley catalogue marks it as by 'Maker E', i.e. Wrench, and its position in the Medland and Band of Hope catalogues supports this - although it appears twice in the latter, in both the 'York' and 'Wrench' sections.

In the Newton 1899-1913 catalogues this is presented as a single set (titled Cornwall) along with the 12-slide additional set numbered 51-63.


23 slides known to exist in private collection

7 slides in Manchester Geographical Society Collection

7 slides in Manchester Museum Collection

1 slide in Musée de Photographie à Charleroi

1 slide in Royal Albert Memorial Museum Collection

4 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000348

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 April 2024

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