stone in Camborne
In the town
centre you can see Richard Trevithick's statue, standing prominently outside
Camborne Library. The famous piece of work was unveiled in 1932 by Prince
George, in front of a crowd of thousands of proud Cornish residents.
depicts the inventor with a model of the Camborne locomotive under one
arm and a pair of dividers in the other. When you visit make sure you
look at the panels on the work which lists Trevithick's other famous inventions.
itself is a fine example of Cornish architecture. It was designed by well-known
architect Sylvanus Trevail and paid for by another famous historical local,
J Passmore Edwards. The Library was opened for the first time in 1895.
road from the library you will be able to see the former Council Offices
and Fire Station. You can also visit the town's Public Rooms. They were
built in 1890 for entertainment, political events and religious meetings.
Camborne has a very strong Methodist history.
Holman Brothers took over the building in 1930. It was later converted
it into a museum. The area housing these buildings is known as The