Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall Celebrates Trevithick Day

trevithick.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 26th April 2014

Camborne celebrates its most influential son.

Richard Trevithick invented the first high pressure steam engine which revolutionised industry in the 19th century.

The mining engineer also built the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive

Thousands are expected in the town to see replicas and parades for the annual Trevithick Day.

Organiser Kingsley Rickard helped set it up over thirty years ago.

He said: "Mining and general industry was on the way and a small local group thought we need to do something to just give Camborne a bit of a lift, so it was going to be a day of celebration of Cornwall and Camborne's industrial history.

"Naturally one thinks of steam and we have full size traction engines and miniature traction engines in town, but you name it we have something pretty well to take everyone’s interest on Trevithick Day."

7:01am 26th April 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
mental health/abuse

WATCH: Crime In Cornwall Is Rising

Click to have your say on how safe you feel in the Duchy in a Pirate FM poll

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

Cornwall News: It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump at White House next week

National News: Theresa May is expected to visit Donald Trump in the White House next week - probably on Thursday.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.

Former Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh flies out of country

World News: The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh has arrived at an airport ready to leave the country after stepping down from power.

Defending champion stunned by wild card at Australian Open

Sports News: Novak Djokovic's hopes of a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title were shattered by an inspired Denis Istomin in a five-set thriller on Thursday.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Newer article

Big Rise in Rats in Cornwall

Cornwall News: Number of reports leaps by half in a year. Three things you can do to cut the risk of rats

Older article

Argyle V. Hartlepool

Cornwall News: Plymouth hope for victory in final match of season

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.