SW6439 : Richard Trevithick Statue, Camborne

taken 8 years ago, near to Camborne, Cornwall, Great Britain

Richard Trevithick Statue, Camborne
Richard Trevithick Statue, Camborne
This statue stands outside Camborne Library. Cornishman, Richard Trevithick produced the world’s first practical road vehicle propelled by high pressure steam - the ‘Puffing Devil’. He first tested it on Christmas Eve, 1801, when it was driven up Camborne Hill (now Fore Street). A working replica of the Puffing Devil re-lives that Christmas Eve by steaming up Camborne Hill on Trevithick Day.
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Thursday, 8 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
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City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6479 3981 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:12.6865N 5:17.8825W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 6480 3981
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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