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Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

Redruth Town Clock, Primroses and The Piano Guys

1  In our main street, Fore Street, is the Town Clock which has been there since the 1700’s. In 1828 the former wooden tower was demolished and replaced by a stone tower.    In 1904 Clock Tower was extended by a section because new buildings had grown up which prevented the miners up the hill from seeing the clock face. Few people had clocks in their homes at this time so it was important that the clock was visible all over town.  As the plaque says, in 1841 the open arches at ground level were closed in for use as Police cells!

Plaque about our Town Clock

Plaque about our Town Clock

Door in the Clock Tower, to the prison cells perhaps

Door in the Clock Tower, to the prison cells perhaps……..Redruth Town Clock

Redruth Town Clock

2   I love primroses, so delicate and coming into flower in all our hedges now as a herald of Spring.

Primroses in the Cornish hedge

Primroses in the Cornish hedge

3  Today I’ve been introduced to The Piano Guys by Alex Autin. Check out her blog – it’s fascinating and do listen to this lovely rendition of Twinkle Lullaby and marvel at the Utah desert skies. I promise you, it will be a beautiful moment of tranquility in your busy day.

 

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