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Camborne Trevithick Day 2017

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On the last Saturday of April each year, the good people of Camborne come together to have a giant street party to celebrate the town's most famous son, Richard Trevithick. Naturally steam engines are the centre piece and after being on show during the day, they parade round the town in the afternoon. We also made time to visit the classic garden at Glendurgan. You can read about the steam activities elsewhere on this site.

There is a lot going on all day, most of which passed us by, but we did see two classic items, firstly the Morris Dancers outside Tyacks Hotel which is an 18th century coaching inn.

Being a town with mining traditions, Camborne has its brass band which led the traditional dancers on a circuit. The women participants outnumbered the men 2:1. Their route started next to the library outside of which is a statue to the great man:

We always try to do too much on our trips out, on this occasion we also managed an hour and a half at Glendurgan Garden which is idyllic:

Rob and Yuehong Dickinson