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Celebrating Murdoch Day

On Saturday 17th June thousands flocked to Redruth to celebrate Murdoch Day.

William Murdoch’s great inventions such as his steam locomotive The Murdoch Flyer and his coal-gas lighting in his house – the first residential building in the UK to be lit that way – meant he was well-known for his innovation and creativity. Fast forward a few hundred years to a whole day dedicated to the legacy of his creativity and innovation but also all that makes Redruth great, past, and present.

Murdoch Day is Redruth’s big day and really gets right to the heart of what the town is all about – its heritage, history, industry, but most of all community. This year saw thousands flock into town for the jam-packed festival filled with street entertainment, workshops, food, street stalls, steam engines, a traditional fairground, and of course the Murdoch Day parade.

It was fantastic to be joined by so many members of the community throughout the day. Especially during the parade which saw our newly elected Mayor, Cllr Stephen Barnes and Town Crier, Max Morrison walk for the first time in their new roles.

A huge thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to the International Mining and Pasty Festival and beyond!

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