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Public invited to see £16m archives plan at Redruth

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 01, 2012

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Plans to build a multi-million pound archive and record centre at an old brewery are to go under the spotlight.

Members of the public will be able to air their views on moves to build the Cornwall History Centre and wider brewery site developments at Redruth.

A display will be open at the Cornish Studies Centre in Redruth on November 8, 1pm- 8pm, with presentations of the proposals taking place at 3pm and 6pm.

Cornwall Council is leading the project and will be applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund's national programme in competition with a range of projects across the UK.

Council chiefs want to secure up to £8 million to match their own financial commitment to the project.

According to the council the centre will generate an extra £1.7 million a year for the town.

Joan Symons, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure said: "I would like to welcome and encourage as many people as possible to attend the event, find out more information about the project and share ideas with the project team.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for Cornwall to develop a landmark building to house its own History Centre and to bring about a significant regeneration project in Redruth.

"I hope that as many people as possible will come along and take part in the event."

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  • kernewekonan  |  November 02 2012, 10:29AM

    a councillor should be interested and supportive to the electorate who voted him in, full stop, to cheekyman-jr what do you see as wrong with st, austells main street? i think you are talking a load of bull s--- and as for the council they do not seem to worry about spending more money than needed because they can sack a few more workers to finance it. but not themselves by the way. as a cornishman i have never encountered such a hopeless shower in all my life.

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  • NonEmmit  |  November 01 2012, 5:22PM

    I'm NOT from either area, but yet again this is another example of 'the golden Triangle' of Cornwall getting all the infrastructure and sod everyone else from the north and east of the county.

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  • cheekyman_jr  |  November 01 2012, 3:05PM

    St Austell can't even make sure their main street looks good, what use would a world class History centre be for the town?

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  • Turnerscrafts Ltd  |  November 01 2012, 12:00PM

    How is it a stab in the back for St.Austell?, It was always destined for Redruth, they already have half of what is going into the new History Centre. It is better situated in the Town of Redruth which is the heart of mining heritage in Cornwall.

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  • kernewekonan  |  November 01 2012, 9:53AM

    beware of the big double, double cross. st, austell voters please remember that at the next election. a stab in the back for st, austell is putting it quite mildly.

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