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9th March 2015
Photos of Redruth Cornwall
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About RedruthThe Redruth Camborne area is one of the main population centers of Cornwall. There has been a lot of re-development work in the town in recent years starting in the 90s when the town centre received an overhaul including new street lighting, plant boxes and information displays. With Cornwall receiving objective one status a number of other projects have been completed including the recently opened Alma Place shopping arcade (£2.7 million development).
Redruth has a good range of businesses and entertainment including a cinema, many pubs, a nightclub and more. The town has ample short and long stay parking at fairly reasonable prices.
The town does suffer from a lack restaurants with pub food being almost the only option.
Redruth was home to the inventor of the gas light (amongst other things) William Murdoch.
History Of RedruthRedruth's history dates back to the bronze age, tin streaming started in the valley in around 1300 AD*. Redruth developed mostly into a market town until the 17th century when the demand for copper developed Redruth became one of the most important copper mining areas in the world. You can still see some of the mine working today doted around.
*Tin streaming is the process of controlling a river so that it flows over a series of traps which the tin then settles into.
Things To See And Do In RedruthWilliam Murdoch's house where he lived in the 1790s can be found just off the bottom of Redruth’s main street.
Redruth's closest beach is Portreath, which has good parking facilities and is only around three miles from the town centre.
The Cornish Gold Centre (located just of the main road between Redruth and Portreath) is well worth a visit especially if you're feeling a little flush, it also has an area out side devoted to mining history.
Cornish Studies Library, which was recently moved from the main Redruth library into the new development at Alma Place has a huge amount of information on Cornwall.
Carn Brea with its monument to mine owner Francis Basset is an excellent place to go for a walk, you may also see some of the stone circles which date back to the Stone Age.
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