The weather may have been disappointing but that didn’t dull the mood of Camborne’s businesses on Trevithick Day. They came out in force to entertain, amuse and feed the crowds who flocked to the town to mark its historic hero, Richard Trevithick, and its triumphant industrial heritage.

The event proved an excellent way for those who went the extra mile to showcase their goods and services.

After the addition of a new department in February, Sands held craft demonstrations, accompanied by nibbles and drinks. The Nail Fairy offered discounts, cakes, glitter tattoos and balloons. Cornwall Air Ambulance had a Teddy Tombola at the shop. Scissor Sisters barbers gave demonstrations of the new gel that covers grey hair. Pooleys Meat Market handed out samples of its celebrated hog’s pudding. Shoe Box had a stall of footwear on the street. Lloyd Maunder butcher laid on hot meat baps. Lowenac Hotel had a bouncy castle and miniature railway engines. Dax Deli cooked an enormous authentic paella to serve to passers-by. Tyacks organised live music. The recently refurbished take away, Mr Munch, gave free fries with every burger and free garlic bread with every pizza.  And finally, to give people time to enjoy the occasion, the newly opened ‘In a Spin’ launderette dropped service charges from Friday to Monday and even threw in detergent for free.

Project Manager for Camborne BID, Mel Martin, said: “What an excellent display put on by the town’s businesses. I’m delighted so many got behind the event and took advantage of the opportunity to show how much this town has to offer. They helped make the day a great celebration, worthy of its namesake and a reflection of his success.”


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