About the Camborne Trevithick Day
In the spring, the Cornish countryside town of Camborne will host Trevithick Day. This is an annual festival of the mining heritage of not only Camborne but the entire Redruth area. It is a celebration of the contributions of Richard Trevithick and his more than 30 steam-powered inventions that transformed the mining industry.
Started in 1984, this one-day celebration has grown into a favored happening in Cornwall that attracts nearly 30,000 visitors each year. Local children kick off the festivities by wearing traditional costumes and dancing through the streets. The highlight of the afternoon is the Steam Parade with 20 vintage steam-powered machines that will parade through town.
The festival features several sound stages with live music, street performers, model exhibitions including miniature steam engines, and a flower festival at the Centenary Chapel, and more.
Camborne Trevithick Day Association
Trevithick Day is sponsored by the Camborne Town Council (KAMM BRONN), the Cornwall Council, School of Rock Southwest, and The Trevithick Day Association.
Camborne in the Redruth district is in the southernmost tip of Western England in the Cornwall district. A mere, tiny village until rich deposits of tin were discovered, and Camborne became the wealthiest town in the world in its day. In 1931 the ruins of a Romano-British villa were found that dated the churchtown much older than its first historical mention in 1181. Tin mined in the area was used in the bronze medals for the 2012 Olympics.
Entry To The Event
Trevithick Day is free. Artisan crafts and foods will be available for purchase.
Somewhere to Stay in Cornwall
Stay in town at the Travelodge Camborne. This affordable hotel offers free parking. The Cliffhouse B&B in Portreath provides visitors a weekend getaway setting along the western coast. For those seeking a pastoral outdoors setting, the Lanyon Holiday Park south of town on Loscombe Lane is a dog-friendly caravan, tent, and trailer park.
Getting To Streets of Camborne
Ride the train in comfort and arrive at the station a few minutes from the festivities. Follow the signs to the event. If arriving by car, from Exeter, follow the A30 straight into Camborne and park at Cornwall College. Ride a vintage bus operated by the Cornwall Bus Preservation Society to the festivity. Many of the streets in Camborne will be closed to traffic and parking during the event. All visitors are asked to ride the bus transportation provided.
Other Things To Do Around The Area
The area also features many other points of interest. Heartlands Cultural Centre is a family centre showcasing 19-acres of exhibits from the region’s mining history and more. For a down-and-dirty experience, the East Pool Mine east of the village of Pool was a tin mine now offering tours. For the genuinely ancient, visit Carwynnen Quoit, a stone dolmen from the Neolithic age in nearby Portobello.
For this spectacular day with fun, food, and festivities, bring the kids, bring the dog, and plan to spend the whole day at Trevithick Day in Camborne.
When is the next Camborne Trevithick Day?
The Camborne Trevithick Day is planned to take place at Streets of Camborne, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 8GE, Saturday 25th April, 2020. This is a Mining Heritage Event.
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