Camborne Hill

As a youngster I heard this song sung many times in many places. As a teenager I lived on, nay on and at the top of, Camborne ‘ill.

Camborne man Richard Trevithick built the world’s first full-scale working railway steam locomotive. On 21 February 1804 Trevithick’s invention was part of the first steam locomotive-hauled railway journey along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks, in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

OK the song’s an old chestnut, but here ’tis (in a fashion) for posterity:

And a few more, I am no musician but the sentiment’s there I hope:

“Shining down on Sennen” Song written by Mike O’Connor

“Cornish lads” Song written by Roger Bryant


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