Camborne Trevithick-Day Camborne Trevithick-Day Association

The Camborne Trevithick-Day Committee was formed in 1983.  The first Trevithick-Day was held in 1984.  There is a written constitution for the "Trevithick-Day Association".

The committee consists of unpaid volunteer members of the community.  Several committee members have their own experience in business so bring good administrative, financial and planning skills to the committee.  Each section, i.e. treasurer, secretary, steam, vintage vehicles, entertainments, street stalls, exhibitions, programme editing, schools, processional dances etc. is looked after by a committee member with relevant skills and experience in that field.

Committee members are elected at the AGM. They must be members of the Association and agree to fully support all the Aims of the Constitution.

The major aim of the committee is to provide a festival of free entertainment to celebrate Camborne's industrial heritage and links with Richard Trevithick, Father of the locomotive.

You are invited to join the Camborne Trevithick Day Association, £1 annual membership, which runs from October. Joining the Association entitles you to attend and vote at the AGM. Please fill in the application form.


Camborne lies within an area of low wages and above national rate of unemployment, and is statistically recognised as being a deprived area with an image of a declining industrial base.

Amongst many other things the focus of a celebration like Trevithick-Day helps to:

  • raise civic pride

  • bring the community together

  • show that the town is in the midst of regeneration and that Camborne does have something to offer

  • give a potential platform for all sectors of the local community to participate - for example with displays, entertainment, street stalls etc

  • raise an opportunity for voluntary groups, charities and other such organisations to raise money for their funds through having a street stall or offering refreshments

  • help local small businesses to publicise themselves through participation or through advertising in the printed programme

  • educate about the rich heritage of the area (prior to Trevithick-Day Richard Trevithick was often left out of the history books - he isn't now!)

  • build better relationships between community groups, both inside and outside of the area

  • give opportunity for members of the community to experience events within the day that they would otherwise be deprived of because of the county's insular location

  • offer a day of family enjoyment in an area where there is statistically proven disadvantage

Camborne Trevithick-Day 2019
Saturday 27th April

When once again the streets of Camborne will teem with people enjoying the FREE street entertainment!

Stalls: Fair: Music: Dance: Street Theatre: Clowns: Buskers: Model Exhibitions: displays of Veteran & Vintage Vehicles, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines

plus the highlights of the day ... ..

Children’s Bal Maidens & Miners Dance, accompanied by miniature steam engines
Trevithick’s Dance
The Steam Parade

The Committee would like to thank

Thomas Rowland for Web Site,
Camborne Town Council,
Cornwall Council

And all the dancers, young and old, the engine men, the performers, the stall holders, the marshals, the exhibitors, and every one else who helps make this community event such a wonderful day for Camborne.

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