Camborne sentence example
- Camborne (Cambron, Camron) formed a portion of the extensive manor of Tehidy, which at the time of the Domesday Survey was held by the earl of Mortain and subsequently by the Dunstanville and Basset families.
- Camborne was the scene of the scientific labours of Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), the engineer, born in the neighbouring parish of Illogan, and of William Bickford, the inventor of the safety-fuse, a native of Camborne.
- There is a statue to him in Camborne, outside the public library, holding a model of his locomotive.
- This placed it at the forefront of technology and the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle area in particular became a melting pot of inventiveness.
- Camborne was a prosperous boom town in the nineteenth century, due to the tin mining industry.Advertisement
- Camborne reached the peak of its prosperity in the mid 1880s.
- Trevithick ran a steam engine through the streets of Camborne on Christmas Eve 1801.