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REDRUTH A TOWN IN CORNWALL
|Redruth is a town in Cornwall. The
Cornish name is
Rhyd ruth. Surprisingly the name has nothing to do with the
girls name Ruth but the word ruth bit comes from
the meaning for red. The inhabited part was
originally in what is now called Churchtown. |
There are shops and a cinema in Redruth.
Redruth used to be a market town and then because of the mining industry some people in the Redruth area made a lot of money.
There is the Church of St Uny. Murdoch House was a Chapel and was erected in approximately the middle of the seventeenth century and the Cornish American Connection now use it.
The Tregellas Tapestries show the history of Cornwall using embroidery. There is a statue in bronze of a Cornish miner in Redruth and it was commissioned by Redruth Public Realm Working Party Minjing Art Group.
Redruth is twinned with a place in France as well as with in the United States Of America. Charles Thomas the historian was born in Redruth. There is a museum in the Town Council Office . There is a Redruth Rugby Football Club. Redruth is near to the very popular St Ives and is not too far from Lands End.