In February 1804, Richard Trevithick produced the world's first steam engine to run successfully on rails - a journey from Penydarren to the canal at Abercynon.

This clip is from:
Local Heroes, Wales
First broadcast:
3 February 1997

Provide students with the lyrics to the song 'Going up Camborne Hill'. Ask them to look carefully at the words and create a picture of the day depicted in the song. Pupils could also discuss ways of remembering Richard Trevithick and his many inventions and create a fitting memorial for such a remarkable man.