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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Camborne, Cornwall*

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  • Why is it that no-one seems to be making music in camborne anymore? Or are you all just too cool to be filed under the town's infamous name! The list of past movers and shakers are as follows, (the ones I can remember anyway, not all strictly Camborne bands but including people from the town); Blair 1523, The Krays, The Family Cat, Pink Parasol and Rembrandt. Does anyone remember, (or would want to) any of these bands?
  • bruce townslie(drummer from mentaporta) ben clarke(extreme adventure hero) also a stand in for arnie in terminator 2.
  • I'm sure I heard that Rory McGrath had the good fortune to be brought up in Illogan
  • Richard Trevithick- invented steam engines Pop
  • Why has no-one mentioned Richard Trevithck? It's his fault that i had to dance around the town with a baby's bonnet on my head!!
  • Richard Trevithick, inventor of locamotive engine
  • Philip Schofields brother used to run a record shop in Camborne. It's not there anymore, though.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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