Rather interesting Redruth facts
Did you know that the first domestic residence in the world to be lit by gas is in Redruth - installed by William Murdock in 1794? He was also the originator of the term gasometer.
Did you know that in 1842 Cornish Engineer Michael Loam gave a demonstration of the countryís first ever elevator at Gwennap near Redruth? The so-called Cornish Man Engine was installed at Tresavean Mine there to transport miners between the surface and the workings, saving an hourís climbing a day.
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