Early Years

The Boom Years

About Redruth Town Trail

The Redruth Town Trail starts and finishes at the town railway station.
It lasts about an hour.
Former offices of Abbot and Wickett and the Malayan Tin Dredging Company

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.
The Mining Exchange in Alma Place 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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