This, along with other factors, led to St Austell becoming one of the ten most important commercial centres of Cornwall.
Work began in 1963 on the pedestrian precinct which included shops, offices and flats: the design was by Alister Mac Donald & Partners and the materials reinforced concrete with some stone facing.
As farmers got less money for their crops, they could not pay the wartime levels of land rents, and also tried to reduce their production costs by reducing farm workers' wages.
Agricultural depression meant misery and economic Depression on a wide scale.
Quick links on this page Enclosure awards 1815 Theatre Royal built 1819 Lenny's map of Bury 1823 Suffolk Hospital opened 1825 Ickworth Rotunda ready 1829 Great Reform Act 1832 Municipal Reform 1835 Pigot's first Directory 1839 St John's consecrated 1842 Rail link to Ipswich 1846 Athenaeum taken over 1854 Corn Exchange built 1862 Fred King starts brewery 1868 BFP moves, EADT born 1874 Henry Prigg's digs 1878 KEGS at the Vinefields 1883 Greene King Brewery 1887 West Suffolk C C 1888 Police in St Johns Street 1892 Foot of Page-Moyse's in 1899 Farm prices began to collapse, and for the next decade farmers would be in financial difficulties.
Most of the population still relied on agriculture, even if they were not themselves the landowner or the farmer.
Landowners needed to maximise their efficiency in the face of falling prices, and it would be the common users who would have to give way.The town has landmarks including Lewes Castle and a 15th-century bookshop.At the 2001 census it had a population of 15,988, Archaeological evidence points to prehistoric dwellers in the area.After many renovations and expansions, the dome can now seat 66,000 comfortably and is centrally located in downtown St. Still the site of many top-flight sporting events, the Edward Jones Dome is a proud part of the America's Center complex and convention center.The dome hosts other types of events as well, including concerts featuring artists like U2 and the Rolling Stones, as well the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Final Four in 2005. Louis is a popular civic center and public park featuring a variety of things to do. Louis Floral Display House, the building now acts as a horticultural facility.The settlement has a history as a bridging point and as a market town, and today as a communications hub and tourist-orientated town.