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Murdoch Day

18th June, 2022
10:00 am

William Murdoch, the Inventor, is famed for the innovation of the use of coal gas in lighting as a replacement for oil and tallow. William Murdoch lived in Redruth and his house was the first in the UK to be lit by gas lighting in 1792. Fast forward a few hundred years to a whole day dedicated to the legacy of his innovation but also all that makes Redruth great- past and present.

On June 18th 2022, the town will be packed with events and entertainment throughout the day for families and the community to enjoy. There will be a parade with children from the local schools, all day music and entertainment, Redruth Town Market and street stalls up and down Fore Street, a traditional fair, concerts, workshops and performances dotted all around and it’s all completely free!

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. Find a good vantage point to watch the spectacular parade when local schools process through the town carrying colourful artwork they have made – this year’s theme is Kings and Queens. Pick up some local food, browse the shops with their vibrant special window displays and listen to live music in the ancient surroundings of St Rumon’s Gardens.  Some of the main streets will be closed to traffic but there is ample parking in Redruth.

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Redruth – the heart of Cornish Innovation.

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