Liskeard Town in Chapter 1: Rain

Follow Liam, Evan and Travis’s journey into Liskeard on their initial Christmas shopping visit in Chapter 1: Rain.

Looking west across the Cattle Market car park in Liskeard.
Looking west across the Cattle Market car park in Liskeard.

We first meet Liam, Evan, and Travis, as they make their way across the cattle market car park in chapter 1: Rain. When they next cross the car park things are very different!

The Fountain in Liskeard Town Centre
The Fountain in Liskeard Town Centre

The town’s Christmas Tree which is mentioned in Rain, is positioned to the left of the fountain in the Parade, the main road through Liskeard town centre. The fountain was given to the town by Michael Loam, the son of the man credited with inventing the ‘man engine’

Stone arches at the base of Liskeard Guild Hall.
Stone arches at the base of Liskeard Guild Hall at the junction of Fore Street and Pike Street.

The small arcade of shops beneath the Guildhall arches. The is where Travis thinks he hears footsteps following them along a deserted Fore Street as they double-back on themselves for a final attempt to buy presents before heading home.

Looking up at the Guildhall clock tower in Liskeard.
The Guildhall Clock Tower.

The Guildhall clock tower is a major landmark in Liskeard, visible from most parts of the town. The stone arches are at its base. The Guildhall was built in 1859 at around the height of the copper mining boom.

A view along Fore Street towards the Guildhall clock tower.
A view along Fore Street towards the Guildhall clock tower.

Fore Street, the location of the junk shop where Travis purchases the paper knife that he intends to give to his mother as a Christmas present. The view in the photograph is along Fore Street from the junction with Pondbridge Hill.

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