Trevithick Day celebrations today

Camborne gears up for Trevithick Day celebrations

Camborne gears up for Trevithick Day celebrations

First published in News

Steam powered engines and dancers will return to Camborne today for the annual Trevithick Day celebrations, which mark the life and work of one of Cornwall's most celebrated industrial engineers, Richard Trevithick.

Born the son of a mine captain in 1771, roughly a mile from Dolcoath Mine, Trevithick's most notable success in his career is the high-pressure steam engine as well as building the world's first working full-scale railway steam locomotive.

Trevithick was for a while a neighbour of William Murdoch, a pioneer of steam carriages.

Trevithick Day will feature a parade of moving, static and miniature steam engines.

The traditional Bal-maidens and Miners dance featuring almost 250 local schoolchildren will leave Basset Street at 10.15am led by miniature steam engines and Camborne Town Band.

Trevithick's Dance will then leave Basset Street at 2.30pm, with 100 adults dressed in the traditional gold and black colours of Cornwall, dancing in procession with Camborne Town Band.

Other attractions include street stalls, choirs, bands, buskers, dancers, a display of vintage vehicles, fairground rides and more.

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8:38am Thu 18 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

This is always a brilliant day, my son was given his middle name after Richard Trewithick.
This is always a brilliant day, my son was given his middle name after Richard Trewithick. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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9:46am Thu 18 Apr 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Always enjoy this. One of the best days of the year.
Always enjoy this. One of the best days of the year. ronedgcumbe
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11:26am Sat 27 Apr 13

guest01 says...

I like steam powered dancers.
I like steam powered dancers. guest01
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12:31pm Sat 27 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Thank you to the Packet for updating this on the website, I had forgotten it was today, and if I hadn't seen the article again this morning I would have missed Trevithick day.

I think it is a great shame that Richard Trevithick is buried in Dartford Kent in an unmarked grave.
Thank you to the Packet for updating this on the website, I had forgotten it was today, and if I hadn't seen the article again this morning I would have missed Trevithick day. I think it is a great shame that Richard Trevithick is buried in Dartford Kent in an unmarked grave. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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12:36pm Sat 27 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

There is a plaque on the wall for him in the graveyard but that needs cleaning.
It seems such a shame he was buried in a paupers grave.
There is a plaque on the wall for him in the graveyard but that needs cleaning. It seems such a shame he was buried in a paupers grave. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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