The town of Camborne is one of Cornwall's largest towns with a population of approximately 22,500 people. It is located to the west of the central mining division abutting with Pool and Redruth to form part of the largest urban area in Cornwall.
amborne has suffered from the decline in the tin mining industry which had been the lifeblood of the town since the early 19th century. Many of its industries served the hard-rock mining companies not only in Cornwall but in the rest of the world. Camborne is world -amous for its links with the Camborne School of Mines and the former Holman Rock Drill and Compressor Company, and also the Bickford Smith Safety Fuse Company.
Camborne has adapted and seen many changes since the closure of the mines, it is now a vibrant place in which to live, work and visit.