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12 June 2014

Enjoy an amazing day out at Murdoch Day in Redruth

If you are spending this weekend visiting one of our luxury dog-friendly cottages in Cornwall then make sure you don’t miss out on the annual event held in Redruth as the town celebrate its most famous citizen, inventor William Murdoch (1754 – 1839). And the town is set to be packed with events and entertainment all through the day for the whole family to enjoy.

Murdoch, although not actually born in Cornwall, is celebrated locally as a mechanical genius who enhanced the efficiency of steam engines in Cornwall’s tin mines. Not only this but he was also a pioneer of gas lighting and is famed for constructing Britain’s first working model of a steam carriage which he proudly demonstrated in and around Redruth in 1784.

So for one day only you can come and enjoy events that include a children's dance and art procession, an all-day offering of music and entertainment, a street market with over fifty stalls to browse over, an old time fair, locally themed exhibitions as well as a host of live concerts, not to mention other events dotted round the town.

Proceedings start at 10am so get yourself a good vantage point so that you can watch the amazing parade of local schools working their way through the town carrying colourful art work they’ve produced for the day, including giant ships, butterflies and dragons. 

Tasty local food will be available from the all-day barbeque, and you can browse the shops that put on special window displays especially for the event. A day not to be missed!

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