Trevithick Day

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25 April 2009

A community festival of free entertainment in the main streets of Camborne, which are closed for the day.

Camborne Trevithick Day is an annual celebration of the heritage and mining heritage of the area, with the focus on Richard Trevithick, the pioneer of high pressure steam power.
This takes the form of a community festival of free entertainment in the main streets of Camborne, which are closed for the day.

Bal Maidens & Miners Dance
- led by miniature steam engines and Camborne Town Band, involving an average of eight schools and 240 children (maximum practical number for management) dressed in traditional costumes of miners and bal-maidens

Trevithick's Dance
- adults processional dance, led by Camborne Town Band. Dancers dressed in gold and black, Cornish colours.
(both dances follow a route that takes them through the central streets of the town)

Indoor exhibitions
- i.e. schools competition entries, Centenary Church Flower Festival, display on the life of Trevithick, model exhibition (trains, steam vehicles etc)

Static Displays
- of steam vehicles, fair organs, stationery engines, vintage vehicles, etc.

Free Street Entertainment
- e.g. from locally based performers Climax Male Voice Choir, Four Lanes Choir, Camborne Town Band, and buskers, musicians, jugglers, theatre groups etc.

The Annual Steam parade
- The engines will steam along Church Street, down Wellington Road and Trelawney Road, then up (Camborne Hill) Tehidy Road and back to Basset Road.