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camborne redruth[edit]

is it worth mentioning these towns are often placed together? camborne-redruth is a fairly commonly used phrase.

No, please never compare Redruth to Camborne.

I Totally agree redruth and cambourne are too VERY separate places and each have there own merits please do not use them in the same phrase.... Redruth is redruth cambourne is cambourne ... dont compare good old redruth to tha town PLEASE!

South Crofty[edit]

Didn't South Crofty reopen in the end? fabiform | talk 16:59, 3 Oct 2004 (UTC)

no there's been lots of attempts but they've all either fallen through or been blocked, I love the qoute from the redevelopement officer regarding one they blocked saying 'mining wasn't appropiate for the area'!


what does the cornish name mean? I'm geussing rudh/ruth is red but what about rys, wasn't oxford called rys-something??? I always assumed it was one of those places whith an english and cornish bit meaning the same, theres quite a lot of them, we've listed quite a couple on long journeys!

A Dictionary of English Place-Names, OUP 1991, has Redruth as meaning "red ford" from the Old Cornish rid + ruth DuncanHill 00:13, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

well sed its worth mentioning that red-ford was chosen becaus the EARLY settlers made camp by the river.. where they mined for tin and ore... the resisdue turned the river RED as this river was shallow it was considerd a ford... hence RED-FORD! hope this helps :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:24, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Twin Town: Plumergat[edit]

There's a stub about Plumergat on the French WP:

Vernon White 18:09, 17 September 2006 (UTC)


William Murdoch and gas lighting[edit]

The article says:

One of the founding fathers of gas lighting, William Murdoch (1754–1839, later known as Murdock) lived in Redruth and from 1792 is said to have used gas to light his house. If true, this would have been one of the first uses of town gas for lighting. There is an annual Murdoch Day in the town, each June. An estimated 10,000 spectators attended the 2007 event


What is the ground of the sceptism, please? Vernon White (talk) 14:49, 25 June 2007 (UTC)


According to the BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names; 2nd ed. 1983; p. 204 the "th" is pronounced as in "thin" not as in "that". If the pronunciation given in the article is in use please provide a reliable source.--Johnsoniensis (talk) 20:02, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

The pronunciation in the article is curious. The stress is correct but the "th" at the end is never voiced. I'm not sure how you'd even pronounce it with a voiced "th". Your source is correct, in my opinion, and I live in Redruth. Bretonbanquet (talk) 20:06, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Removed this /rəˈdrð/ rə-DROODH; could someone who understands IPA please add the correct version to the article.--Johnsoniensis (talk) 10:00, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Done; at least I'm pretty sure that's correct. Thanks for spotting it. Bretonbanquet (talk) 20:49, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

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