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Walk Through Time - Camborne
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Camborne has a rich mining history.
This picture sums up the area's rich mining history

We continue on our website walk through Camborne's historical town centre.

The old Town Hall
The old Town Hall is now the Euphoria Nightclub

Once you leave the church, take a right turn up Church Street. On your right is the nightclub Euphoria, once the Market House. The original one was built in 1802 and in the 1830s a larger market was erected.

Following severe storms in 1864, a new building was provided by John Francis Basset, the squire of Tehidy, and this opened in 1867.

At the time it housed the Town Hall, Magistrates' Rooms, a Public Hall and Assembly Rooms.

Coat Of Arms
Basset Coat Of Arms

If you look closely you will see the Basset family coat-of-arms in the stonework.

At the turn of the last century an upper storey was added, known as St George's Hall; this later became the Scala Cinema.

If you now look to your left you will see Tyack's Hotel. This was built in 1780 by Philip Vincent. The main section of the hotel was originally called the King's Head. This indicated that at the time it was the most important local inn or hotel.

Tyacks Hotel
Tyacks Hotel today

Around 1900 local man William Tyack purchased the inn and the family held the licence for nearly 100 years, changing the name to the Tyack's Hotel.

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