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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 country’s 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 hour’s climbing a day.

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Kristin Scott-Thomas
Mick Fleetwood
Richard Trevithick
Rory McGrath

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds - John Dryden
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Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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