We thought your audience in South Africa would like to know about Camborne Trevithick Day here in Cornwall, which as many may already know is a one day festival held on the last Saturday in April, to celebrate the town’s mining and industrial heritage. It’s named after its most famous son Richard Trevithick, the pioneer of high pressure steam and builder of the first road and railway locomotives. 
There is dancing, entertainment, bands, lots of steam engines including a full sized working replica of Trevithick’s Puffing Billy of 1801 and much much more. This year sees us celebrate the 36th year of this festival and tens of thousands of people attend Camborne Trevithick Day each year to enjoy this unique day of free entertainment.
Trevithick Day is entirely run by volunteers like myself and is reliant on donations and sponsorship. If any of your members would like to help it to continue for many years to come, this they can do by becoming a Friend of Trevithick Day. It’s just £10 a year and every penny will go towards the running of the day to help ensure the event will go ahead in years to come. Each Friend will receive an exclusive Friend of Trevithick Day badge and a complimentary Trevithick Day programme will be mailed to them each year hot off the press (usually at the beginning of April).  They will also have our gratitude for helping us to keep Camborne’s unique event running.
Click here for more information about Trevithick Day and to sign up as a Friend.

Julia Linnette

12/31/2020 - 00:00
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