The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF was a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall, which started in 2006. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism. I PACKED THIS MYSELF brought people together to increase understanding. This blog is a record of the work done over the following five years.

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.