The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Last assembly and another departure from Camborne Station

Our final assembly this week at Richard Lander School, Truro. Very keen and energetic staff. And what a building.

Later my father (far off in the distance down the platform) drops me off at Camborne Station, for the 423pm train back up to Paddington. Sometimes feel I have said too many goodbyes at Camborne Station.

Famous arrivals and departures in Camborne ...
A.K. Hamilton Jenkin in The Cornish Miner (another book for the reading list?) talks about the platforms of Camborne and Redruth stations being packed with miners leaving for overseas after the industry collapsed in Cornwall in the 19th century.
And my father remembers a train arriving in Camborne Station from London in the war years, packed with evacuees from London who were 'chosen' by waiting families.