Camborne-Redruth


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Camborne-Redruth

(kăm`bôrn, –bûrn, rĕd`ro͞oth), town (1991 pop. 34,262), Cornwall, SW England. Tin and copper mines in the area have been greatly depleted, but rock drills and mining machinery are made in the district, and the School of Metalliferrous Mining is in Camborne. John WesleyWesley, John,
1703–91, English evangelical preacher, founder of Methodism, b. Epworth, Lincolnshire. Early Life

Wesley was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1725, elected a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1726, and ordained a priest in 1728.
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 preached to outdoor gatherings near the present mines, and the area is also famous for the inventor Richard TrevithickTrevithick, Richard
, 1771–1833, British engineer and inventor, b. Cornwall. He is known as the father of locomotive power because of his invention (1800) of the high-pressure steam engine.
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, who devised (1800) the high-pressure steam engine. At the summit of Carn Brea hill are prehistoric remains.
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