Redruth Town Council: Murdoch Day
Organisers of this year’s annual Murdoch Day in Redruth are anticipating more people than ever to turn out for the event. To be held on Saturday 16th June the day celebrates pioneering inventor William Murdoch, who was the first to use gas lights indoors at his home in Cross Street.
The theme for this year’s procession is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the RAF. Eleven schools and community groups from across the area are due to take part in the well-supported colourful morning procession which winds its way through the town’s streets from 10am. Alongside a full line-up of live music at the main stage in Green Lane, the town centre will also host a
- street market
- Old Tyme Fair
- steam engines and stationary engines
- the Murdoch Flyer replica engine
- vintage cars
- the Reptile and Raptor Roadshow,
- art installations
- community dance
Organisations across the town are holding open days, sales, and activities, including St Andrews Church, The Cornwall Centre, the Methodist Church, Murdoch House and the Cornish Global Migration Programme.
Details of the event, including maps and full listings, can be found online at www.visitredruth.co.uk. Fore Street and Alma Place will be closed to the public between Friday at 18:00 – Saturday 22:00. Flowerpot Chapel car park will be closed to vehicles from Thursday 18:00 – Saturday 23:59. Contact Lara McShee, Community Project Manager for more on email@example.com, 01209 210038.