pix by the wonderful Colin Higgs, Jonathan Barbery, Kim Oliver, Jules Cooper, Paddy Farr, and John Lockie. With Many Thanks
Steam aficionados and revellers enjoyed tonnes of traditional fun at this years Trevithick Day.
The annual homage to Illogan-born engineering genius Richard Trevithick – inventor of the steam engine – went off with its customary steam powered whistle on Saturday.
A parade of beautifully restored antique steam rollers chugged their way up Camborne Hill along the route by which Trevithick rode the very first steam-powered vehicle.
Naturally after their escapade on Christmas Eve of 1801, Trevithick’s crew celebrated by heading off to the pub for lashings of mead, roast goose and a sing-song.
And there was no shortage of traditional drinking, feasting and song in Camborne this Saturday either.
The traditional Bal-maidens and Miners dance enrolled around 250 local school children who skipped and pranced their way through Basset Street behind miniature steam engines and Camborne Town Band.
Almost 100 adults dancers, dressed in the traditional Cornish colours of Black and Gold, joined the youngsters.
The Steam Parade wound its way along Church Street, down Wellington Road and Trelawney Road, then ‘Up Camborne Hill’ – now Tehidy Road – the original legendary route of the worlds first ever steam engine.
Camborne lass Amanda Menear, who runs the Trevithick Day Facebook Group posted: “Thank you to everyone for making Trevithick Day an amazing day yesterday.
“I hope you all enjoyed it. Keep adding the pictures. Here’s looking forward to Trevithick Day 2014!”
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