The Boom Years
About Redruth Town Trail
|The Redruth Town Trail starts and
finishes at the town railway station.
It lasts about an hour.
1 Opposite the
railway station, the two single storey buildings (the left dated 1891)
were the offices of Abhott and Wickett and the Malayan Tin Dredging
Company, (right) where stocks and shares were traded. The railway's
arrival attracted dealers to this part of the town.
Facing you at the bottom of the slope, in Alma Place, is the Mining
Exchange, dated 1880, (left) the hub of local dealing. Rough Mine
Captains were fined for swearing here, the proceeds going to Hospital.
To its left is the office of the Purser of Wheal Peevor, to the right
is The Cornwall Centre in the Old Post Office and the former Bain and
Field's Bank (1880).
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