Cornwall is in the spotlight on Google today – check out Richard Trevithick’s google-ised steam loco, to commemorate his 240th birthday.

An Illogan boy, and engineer at Ding Dong mine (yes indeed, this is partly an excuse to type out ‘Ding Dong’, my favourite place name in Cornwall, pipping Praze-an-Beeble to the post), Trevithick is famous for the invention of the world’s first railway steam locomotive – which, clearly, was a pretty major deal.

‘ere, does someone at the Trevithick Society have contacts in high, googley places?!

www.trevithick-society.org.uk

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