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Camborne Trevithick Day

Charity/Not-for-profit event

Saturday 27th April, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm

Trelowarren Street
Basset Street
TR14 8LD




In aid of Trevithick Day Association

Trevithick Day, a community led street festival of diverse free entertainment held since 1984. Highlights are the morning dance with almost 300 school children dressed as Bal Maidens & Miners; the adults ‘Trevithick’s Dance’ in the afternoon; plus the spectacular parade of steam engines. Streets full of entertainment, covered stages with all types of music from traditional to rock, indoor and outdoor displays and exhibitions, street stalls and a fair - and you have one of the best days out of the year!

Trevithick Day is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam, inventor and engineer. Camborne was at the heart of the development of mining technology during the boom of copper, and Trevithick headed a team that invented, built, and ran, the first full sized mobile steam engine through Camborne’s streets - ‘ the road locomotive’. A replica of this engine can be seen on Trevithick Day.

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