Richard Trevithick: 250 Years of Genius

Another of our specially commissioned pieces, this video celebrates Trevithick Day and what it and Richard Trevithick mean to people in Cornwall and across the world.

With contributions from Trevor Dalley, Trevithick Day founder; Elizabeth Carn, Grand Bard of Cornwall; Phil Hoskin, local historian and author of books on Richard Trevithick and Camborne’s industrial heritage; George Eustice, MP for Camborne & Redruth; Alan Buckley and Ben Sumpter, local historians; Kate Kenneally, Chief Executive of Cornwall Council; Colin French of the Trevithick Society; Rose Hitchens-Todd and Samantha Hughes of Camborne Town Council; Mark Thomas, High Sheriff of Cornwall; And Juan Carlos Gamarra, Peruvian Ambassador.

The Story of Richard Trevithick

To mark Richard Trevithick’s 250th Birthday we commissioned this animation all about Richard’s life and inventions, aimed at our younger audience. Did you know he took steam engine parts over the Andes by donkey to help set up mines in Peru , went pearl fishing in Costa Rica and was chased by alligators in Ecuador?

Trevithick 250th Anniversary Stamp Cover

Limited edition!

In association with Buckingham Covers we are issuing a limited edition stamp cover to commemorate this special year. Order yours now!

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