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Camborne Celebrates Trevithick Day

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:00am 27th April 2013

Cornwall honours the man who invented the steam engine.

Camborne is celebrating Trevithick Day.

Celebrations will include everything from stalls and street entertainers to a steam parade.

The society dedicated to Richard Trevithick says his work is often wrongly credited to other inventors.

Chairman Phil Hosken said: "In spite of all the things we've said about being taught in school that it was Watt and so on, the fact that we keep on putting the name of Trevithick forward is all important for the memory of Trevithick, who is the man who of course, really invented the steam engine.

"Because the engine, unlike the Watt engine, is a compact, completely self-contained unit, it is possible to use it for transport. So, it powered all the transport revolution, both on road, on rail and at sea."

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