Cornwall's Redruth, an urban town of approximately 12,350 inhabitants, is said to have derived its name from all the iron oxide that was in the stream as a result of tinning activities, turning the ford or ruth, red.
The parish church, dating back to the 15th century, is an interesting site, as are some of the copper mining areas that turned Redruth from a small town into the largest mining areas in Britain during the industrial revolution. To find out more about the history of the town, one can take the Redruth Town Trail, which points out the places of personal and historical interest. Restaurants, cafes and a cinema can also be found as well as continental markets in the summer.
Comedian Rory Mcgrath, Richard D. James, also known as Aphex Twin and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac are all from Redruth.