Camborne, Cornwall

Made in Britain logo

Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Camborne, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Camborne

Historic Maps of Camborne and the local area.

How amazing to see this photo of Camborne Nursing Home where I was born in 1949! Sadly now, as with so many places, turned into flats. On the opposite corner is Elmhurst Preparatory School my first proper school in 1954! All my family are from Camborne. We lived in Trelowarren Street and my Mum’s brother, Treve owned his (...Read full memory)

My sister and I attended this school. I left in 1964/5 having failed my 11+, my younger sister staying till we moved to South London in 1967. When we were there Miss Blight was headteacher, Mrs Blight a teacher and Jennifer Blight was head girl. My friend Catherine Attlee also attended the school. (...Read full memory)