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Walk Through Time - Camborne
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Remembering Trevithick in Camborne
Richard Trevithick depicted on the Tyacks Hotel sign in Camborne

You have now reached the end of our virtual walk. Feel free to print out the pages before you visit Camborne and do the walk yourself.

Wesley Chapel
Wesleyan Centenary Chapel

When you get to the end of Trelowarren Street you will see an impressive building. This is the Wesleyan Centenary Chapel. It was built in 1839 to commemorate the centenary of Charles Wesley's conversion in 1738, it is still used today.

To the left of the Chapel, on the site of the supermarket, was formerly Holman's No 1 works and offices.
Holmans founded in 1801 became internationally
famous in the manufacture of Compressed-Air equipment of all types.
The company was among the fir
st to produce an efficient and marketable rock-drill and this gave Cornish mining another 40 years of life.

After the First World War, Holmans expanded
considerably exporting to every mining camp in the world and the Civil Engineering Industry.

Holmans Foundry was the major employer in Camborne for many years. The No. 1 Works and an office building were situated at the site of the current Tesco supermarket. There were two other sites in the Town designated No 2 & No 3 works.

These are the main attractions of Camborne in our historical virtual Walk Through Time.

Click here to visit Camborne Town Council website

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