Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

Annual Trevithick Day celebrations this Saturday

First published in News

Steam powered engines and dancers will return to Camborne on Saturday for the annual Trevithick Day celebrations.

The event commemorates the life and work of one of Cornwall’s most wideley celebrated industrial engineers, Richard Trevithick.

Born the son of a mine captain in 1771, roughly a mile from Dolcoath Mine, Trevithick’s most notable successes in his career are probably his high-pressure steam engine and 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 at 3.15pm.

Before that, the traditional Bal-maidens and Miners dance featuring almost 200 children 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 traditional gold and black colours of Cornwall, dancing in procession with the town band.

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

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