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Walk Through Time - Camborne
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Camborne's Masonic Hall
Masonic Hall in Camborne

You are taking our virtual walk through Camborne town centre.

We are looking at buildings and sites which show the rich mining and industrial history of this famous Cornish town.

The foundation stone laid by P Colville Smith
The foundation stone at The Masonic Hall in the town centre.

From the Camborne library our virtual walk moves away and into Cross Street.

On the right you'll find the Masonic Hall. Back in 1899 P Colville Smith laid the foundation stone and presented two of the four stained-glass windows.

If you walk past the shops that are in the town today, you can soon find some more of Camborne's rich history.

At the end of Cross Street you reach a junction to Basset Road. There are some larger houses on the left hand side. These date from the 19th Century. The street was originally called 'De Dunstanville Terrace'. Lord de Dunstanville had a town house along here.

The foundation stone laid by P Colville Smith
One of the twin-turrets of the Lanyon Building in Camborne

On the corner of Basset Road and Basset Street is the Lanyon Building. This fine twin-turreted building was built at the end of the 19th Century for the well known Lanyon family. They were doctors and surgeons.

This is our virtual walk through Camborne which you can take anytime through the BBC Cornwall website.

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