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Falmouth and World War 1 //

Falmouth was not only a garrison town, with up to 14,000 soldiers at any one time, but also a defended port. Falmouth is the most westerly deep water port of the English Channel and Falmouth Bay was a strategic point for arrivals and departures. Early on in the War, photography and sketching became prohibited in the vicinity of the harbour and the coast for reasons of national security, so that we have very few visual records of the time.


The Moor

Key places of World War 1 interest around the Moor:

15 - Drill Hall, Berkeley Vale
16 - Municipal Buildings and Market, Lower Moor
17 - World War 1 Tank
18 - Armistice Day
27 - Wellington Terrace School, Wellington Terrace More

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Sea Front

Key places of World War 1 interest along the Sea Front:

2 - Gyllyngvase Beach
6 - War Memorial (former site)
7 - Gyllyngdune Gardens
8 - Falmouth Hydro Hotel (former site)
9 - Falmouth Hotel More

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