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240th Birthday of Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick, was born on 13th April 1771 in Illogan, Cornwall. Trevithick revolutionised the concept of the steam engine in an act of miniaturisation probably not equalled until the advent of the silicon chip. By successfully utilising high pressure steam and placing the component parts of the engine within the boiler he invented a cheap, compact, […]

porthleven food festival 2016

Happy Birthday Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick, was born on 13th April 1771 in Illogan, Cornwall. Trevithick revolutionised the concept of the steam engine in an act of miniaturisation probably not equalled until the advent of the silicon chip. By successfully utilising high pressure steam and placing the component parts of the engine within the boiler he invented a cheap, compact, […]

porthleven food festival 2016

Steam in Cornwall

Not the usual sort of vehicle you’d expect to be turning the corner down a village lane. Then Cornwall is famous for its steam locomotive inventor Richard Trevithick, in April each year in the town of Camborne, Trevithick day is held, see here A one day festival of FREE entertainment to celebrate the industrial heritage […]