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March 2020: West Norfolk

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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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Famous Redruth people:

Kristin Scott-Thomas
Mick Fleetwood
Richard Trevithick
Rory McGrath

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There are some men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten. - Samuel Johnson
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On this day:
Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britainís Worst Road Accident - 1975
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