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Trevithick Day celebrations today
7:00am Saturday 27th April 2013 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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