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Redruth Celebrates Murdoch Day

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5:01am 15th June 2013

Redruth celebrates its most famous forefather, on Murdoch Day.

19th century inventor William Murdoch came up with the gas light and also Britain's first working steam carriage

Parades and exhibitions are being laid on.

Mayor Judy Davidson says it is another chance for the town to show what it is made of: "This is a very very important part of the town's background. This was a famous man and that will all contribute to what to town is now trying to do. Trying to celebrate its past and to get everybody in the town backing this.

"You're looking to increase footfall and people do come in in their hundreds and thousands and it does then mean that businesses benefit from that. It's optimism right from start to finish that's what we're after."

5:01am 15th June 2013

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