Redruth Town Clock, Primroses and The Piano Guys

27 Feb

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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18 responses to “Redruth Town Clock, Primroses and The Piano Guys

  1. Pol Jenkin

    May 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I was born in the now Warrens Bakery, 50 yards from the Redruth Town Clock, this is home to me, and a part of Cornish history that has not changed.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      How lovely to hear from you! Are you still in Redruth? May I ask which schools you went to in the town? Thank you so much for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  2. petit4chocolatier

    March 2, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Love the architecture!!

  3. El Guapo

    February 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I love seeing functional historic structures, still doing what they were built to, regardless of time.

    (And i love Alex’ site!)

  4. shazzagirl70

    February 28, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Wow it looks beautiful in your town, us Aussie’s can’t imagine architecture that old!

  5. valeriedavies

    February 28, 2013 at 3:59 am

    What lovely architectural detailsl the majestic mixed up with the higgledy piggledy!
    And thank you for the signpost to the Piano guys- just delightful… and the cello !!!!!

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    February 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I love your architecture shown here mu friend 😀
    What a beautiful tower!

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    allways something of interest and the primrose are so pretty…

  8. john zande

    February 27, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I have to ask: who is that statue of, and what is he doing?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      I thought someone might ask! He is a tin miner and I’ll feature him next week but actually he annoys me! He is standing with his arms outstretched holding an ingot of tin in one hand and a pick in the other but no miner ever stood like that! Copper and tin were extensively mined around here and there’s lots of history to share. 🙂

      • john zande

        February 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        My first thought was that he must be a fisherman 😉

    • Pol Jenkin

      May 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      The statue standing in Fore Street Redruth and looking down the town is of a Cornish Miner, he has a pick in one hand, and an ingot of Cornish Tin in the other, the statue represents Redruth Town as once being the mining capital of the world, and the rich history that Redruth and Cornwall has with its links to mining and steam engine technology.

  9. John Roberts

    February 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Dear Sally. Thanks for the piece about the Redruth Town Clock today. I have lived here for over 3 years, walked past it nearly every week, and never even noticed it. Maybe its height prevented me from seeing it when close, or maybe I have my head down when slogging up the hill.
    on my friday visit this week, I will stop and give the clock tower a jolly good perusal!

  10. Alex Autin

    February 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    You live in SUCH an interesting place, I never get tired of your photographs!

    And, of course, you know I love The Piano Guys! Thanks so much for the mention. 🙂


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