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Heritage mine celebrates the power of steam

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 05, 2013

By SIMON PARKER

One of the engine houses at East Pool and Agar Mine which feature in Trevithick Tuesdays at the National Trust property this month

One of the engine houses at East Pool and Agar Mine which feature in Trevithick Tuesdays at the National Trust property this month

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The innovative genius of Cornwall's greatest engineer will be the subject of a series of science-based events at East Pool Mine this summer.

Starting tomorrow, the National Trust site between Redruth and Camborne is offering four "Trevithick Tuesdays" throughout August.

East Pool Mine is at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, with two great beam engines originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by Camborne inventor Richard Trevithick.

Visitor services officer Anita Pryor said: "Preserved in towering engine houses, these industrial gems now stand partially hidden in an urban landscape as a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation.

"The Trevithick Tuesdays activities have been chosen to help visitors understand the basic principles that lie behind the power of steam in a simple kitchen sink way. We will be challenging families to build the tallest towers and join in the 'great egg drop'. There will be explosive experiments and a chance to build simple water pumps. The experiments and challenges have been chosen to help visitors of all ages understand the basic principles that lie behind the technologies that were used on this site."

Trevithick Tuesdays begin tomorrow and continue on August 13, 20 and 27. Normal admission prices apply but there are no extra costs for the activities.

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK

ALTARNON

Church Hall: Light lunches and teas, Thursday from 10.30am.

BARNSTAPLE

Bus Station Stand K Bus 654: North Devon Ramblers, Guineaford Bridge, Ash Barton, bus back from Heanton. Six miles. Tuesday 1.15pm.

BEDRUTHAN STEPS

Car Park: Newquay Pentire Probus Club walking group meet at the Steps. Wednesday 10.30am for 10.45am star. Lunch Travellers Rest, Trevarrian 12.30-1pm. New members welcome. Details 01637 878990.

BIDEFORD

Pollyfields Centre: Blood donor sessions Monday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 5.00pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

BODMIN

Town Museum: Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-2.30pm. Closed Sunday and Bank holidays.

BOVEY TRACEY

Riverside Mill: Devon Guild of Craftsmen Make a Mark exhibition. Sat until September 1.

BRAUNTON

Parish Hall: Blood donor sessions Thursday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 5.00pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

BUDE

Parkhouse Centre: Mind Body & Soul Fayre, books, crystals etc. Admission £1. Saturday 10am-4pm.

The Triangle: Table Top sales, book, cake stall, oddments. Tuesday 10am-4pm.

Room 4, Parkhouse Centre: Mini Bazaar Launceston & District Cats Protection, Thursday 10am -3.30pm.

BUGLE

Village Hall: Monday night Bingo in aid of the Bugle Silver Band Supporters Committee eyes down 7.30pm.

CALLINGTON

Methodist Church: Outdoor treasure trail and picnic, Sunday 9.30am-11.30am.

Methodist Church: Messy Church. Crafts and activities for all children must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday 3.30pm-5.45pm.

Sevenstones: Charity car boot every Saturday from 10am, every Sunday from 1pm. Weather permitting.

CALSTOCK

The Old Chapel: A Gallery Bar Jazz Diva Special. Friday 8.30pm.

CAMBORNE

Wesley Centre: Camborne Old Cornwall Society meet Tuesday 7.30pm.

CHAGFORD

Jubilee Hall: Annual Art Exhibition. Wed-Sat 10am-5pm daily. Free admission.

CHULMLEIGH

Playing Field: Car Boot Sale, Saturday 2pm in aid of Wembworthy Church. Cars £5, vans £6. Saturday 2pm.

DARTINGTON

Barn Cinema Park: This is Spinal Tap Outdoor Film Festival. Saturday 9.45pm.

The Great Hall: Baroque Orchestra. Thursday 7.45pm.

Playford Centre: Dartington Country Dance club meet Friday 8.00pm.

DAVIDSTOW MOOR

RAF Memorial Museum: Open daily from 10.30am-4pm. Donations appreciated. Details 01840 213266.

DAWLISH

Museum, Barton Terrace: Galleries covering all aspects of Dawlish life. Wed-Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm (August open every day).

ELBURTON NR PLYMOUTH

Elburton School: Blood donor sessions Thursday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

EXETER

Pinhoe Road Baptist church: Blood donor sessions Friday 12.45pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-6.45pm.. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

GOODRINGTON

Methodist Church Hall: Blood donor session Wed 1.15-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

GWEEK

Village Hall: Ballroom/sequence dance. Saturday 8pm.

HADDON HILL

Car park 969285: Haddon Hill, Wimbleball lake and Haddon Woods. Eight miles. Saturday 10.30am.

ILLOGAN

Paynter's Lane End Hall: Country Market Tuesday 9.15-11am.

INDIAN QUEENS

Kingsley Village: Blood donor sessions Wednesday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

Queens Pit: Johnny Cowling in Concert with 'Route 66'. Tickets £8 (conc £5). Refreshments. Sunday 7pm.

Methodist Church Vestry: Coffee morning Wednesday 10.30am for church funds.

IVYBRIDGE

Harford church: The Benyounes String Quartet and Philip Higham cello. Thursday 7.30pm. Tickets £17 or £15, children £8 on the door.

KINGSBRIDGE

Harbour House: Exhibition of travel paintings Seizing the Moment, joint exhibition. Tues- Until Aug 18. 10am-5pm.

KINGSTEIGNTON

The Community Hall: Blood donor sessions Tuesday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

LAUNCESTON

Central Methodist Hall: Flowerpatch Quilters 30th Patchwork Exhibition. Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. Disabled access.

Eagle House Hotel: Launceston Stamp Club meet for trading with Richard Wiggins on Thursday 7pm and then he will speak at 8pm on 'The Year 1939'.

LIFTON

Village hall: Bumper Jumble Sale, tea/coffee etc. Raffle In aid of Launceston & Districts Cat Protection. Saturday 2.15pm.

LISKEARD

Stuart House: Art Exhibition, paintings for sale by pupils of Linda Maynard in the Max Lock Gallery. Mon-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm , Sat 9.30am-12.30pm. All welcome. Entry free.

Long Room: Liskeard Country Market. Friday 8.30am-12noon.

LOOE

St Martin's Church Hall & Grounds: Summer Fete, stalls, raffle, cream teas, bouncy castle for church funds. Saturday 2-5pm.

MANATON

Village: Village show and fair. dog show, Dartmoor ponies, childrens' races, treasure hunt, refreshments. Entry £4, children free. Saturday 1.30pm.

MAWNAN SMITH

Helford Passage Beach: Regatta Saturday 12pm-till late, beach and water races, competitions, barbecue, live music in the evening. All proceeds to RNLI.

NEWQUAY

Sports & Community Centre: Blood donor sessions Friday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

Community Centre: Cruse Bereavement Care meeting of Newquay Friendship Group. Ring 01637 874823 before attending the group for the first time. Tuesday 2-4pm.

NORTH HILL

Village Hall: The 66th NHorticultural & Craft Exhibition . Wheelchair friendly Saturday 2.30pm.

NORTHLEW

Brook Cottage, bottom of Harpers Hill: Cream teas, BBQ, cake stall, competition games for all the family (If wet in Methodist Hall). Proceeds for Methodist church. Saturday 3pm.

PAR

Beach main car park Map ref SX087533: Watch for Meteor Showers. Saturday 9.30pm-til late. If weather uncertain ring 01726 852603.

PAR GREEN

The Gott Hall: Coffee and Craft Group meet Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. New members welcome; Soup 'n' Sweet lunches, wheelchair facilities. No need to book. Monday 12noon-1.30pm.

PENZANCE

Lighthouse Gallery: A Cornish Summer exhibition featuring three women painters. Thursday until August 31.

PERRANPORTH

St Piran's Oratory, Penhale Sands: Outdoor BCP Evening Prayer with shortened HC . Sunday.

PERRANUTHNOE

Church Room: Perran Open Day. Pasties Tuesday 11am. Tombola, cakes, Hospice goods etc. In support of Cornwall Hospice Care.

PLYMOUTH

Guildhall: Blood donor sessions. Monday 12.45-3.15pm and 4.45-6.45pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

PORTHCURNO NR PENZANCE

Minack Theatre: Parade presented by The Barnstormers. Mon-Friday.

PORTSCATHO

United church, The Retreat: Cream teas every Monday in July and August 3pm-5pm. Also open daily for hot drinks and a rest!

POUGHILL nr BUDE

Methodist Church: Coffee morning every Tuesday from 10.30am-noon.

REDRUTH

Jubilee Hall: Blood donor sessions Thursday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

2 The Square, Four Lanes: Annual Coffee morning. Bric a brac, books etc. Saturday 10am-noon.

PRINCETOWN

Primary School: Dartmoor Arts & Crafts Show. Mon-Satrurday.

RILLA MILL

Village Hall: Whist drive Tuesday 7.30pm.

ROCHE

Victory Hall: Whist Drive. Friday 7.30pm.

SALTASH

Wesley Methodist Church: Saltash Foodbank Drop-in Centre. Every Monday, Wed and Friday 2-4pm.

Elliotts Store/Museum: Open Wed, Thurs, Sat, 2pm-4pm. Until end of September.

Mary Newmans Cottage: Open Wed-Thurs and Sat-Sun 12noon to 4pm Until end September.

STOKE GABRIEL

Village Hall: The Stoke Gabriel Art Group annual Art Exhibition and sale of paintings. Mon-Sunday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission free.

ST AGNES

Museum: Open daily 10.30am-5pm. Until end of October. Admission free.

ST BURYAN

Village Hall: Farmers Market. Saturday 9.30-12.30pm.

ST ENDELLION

Church: St Endellion Summer Festival of Music takes place from Tuesday until August 9.

ST MELLION

Roundabout: Charity car boot sale. Weather permitting. Gates open traders 12pm. Saturday 1pm.

ST NEOT

Village Hall: St Neot W I Flower Show Flower show Official opening 2.30pm, trophy presentation 4pm on Saturday. Refreshments during afternoon.

Methodist Chapel: 50th Anniversary Service led by Rev A Hill. Sunday 11am.

ST STEPHEN-IN-BRANNEL

Parish Church: Annual Fete on Tuesday 6pm.

TAVISTOCK

Museum: Open daily major exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of US 29th Infantry Division arriving for training in SW Devon in May 1943 onwards. Open daily from 11am-3pm.

TINTAGEL

W I Hall: United Methodist Church Coffee, cakes, lunches, cream teas. Thursday 11am.

TREGONY

Village Hall: Blood donor sessions from Tuesday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

TRURO

Cathedral: St Endellion 55th Summer Festival of Music. Monday 7.30pm; Edward Symington (Westminster Cathedral) free lunchtime organ recital. Friday 1.10pm.

Hall for Cornwall: Truro Country Market. Tuesday 9.15-3pm.

WALKHAMPTON

St Marys Church (signposted from village centre): Historic Dartmoor church open every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon August and September from 2pm-4pm. Car park, local walk leaflets and refreshments

WILLAND

Village Hall: Blood donor sessions Monday 1.15pm-3.15pm and 4.45pm-7.15pm. Ring 0300 123 23 23.

WOODBURY

Village hall: Woodbury Garden Club Annual Flower and Vegetable Show. Saturday 2pm. All welcome.

YELVERTON

Clearbrook Village Hall: Derriford Art Club annual exhibition and sale of members work. Friday - Until Aug 12 from 10am-4.30pm.

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