This is the town square of Camborne, a town situated in western Cornwall, part of a conurbation, alongside the village of Pool and the town of Redruth. With a lovely Cornish name meaning ‘crooked hill’, Camborne was originally a small hamlet called Camborne Churchtown until the copper and tin mining boom in the late 1700s, when it was transformed into one of the many prosperous centres of the Cornish mining industry. It was home to the renowned Dolcoath Mine, which was once the world’s deepest mine, with its principal shaft delving to an astounding 3,500 feet underground. Annually, the residents of Camborne celebrate Trevithick Day in honour of engineer Richard Trevithick, who in 1801 launched on Camborne Hill the world’s first self-propelled passenger vehicle - a steam-powered road locomotive nicknamed the Puffing Devil. As part of Trevithick Day, a parade of steam engines puff their way through town, and - an essential part of any good festival - there’s a lot of dancing to join in with.