Truro Walk with Bert Biscoe

This month a group of us and some guests joined Shirley Battle for a walking tour with  Bert Biscoe. We wandered around the centre of Truro learning about the history and characters of Cornwall’s capital.

Bert is a poet, songwriter, local councillor, historian and a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow.  He represented Truro for over 20 years on Cornwall Council and held a range of offices, from Chairman of the Board of Cornwall Enterprise Co, to Cabinet member for different portfolios. 

As he took us around the city he informed and entertained us with the stories of the rogues and heroes that have shaped Truro. We learn that sometimes these are one in the same depending on whose viewpoint you saw them from. We learn of Truro’s rich trading past and the story of the city through is changing landscape and architecture. With his unique story telling ability and great poems we all left vowing to return for another adventure with Bert. Should you wish to join one of his tours contact him via visittruro@truro.gov.uk  .

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