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The birth of Camborne Community Centre

It was, indeed, a fortunate day for the inhabitants of Camborne when the late Mr C.V. Thomas decided to donate a beautiful granite building to his fellow citizens for the purpose of establishing a Community Centre.

To this day, as you enter the front door, just at the foot of the stairs, there is a simple but beautiful wooden plaque which commemorates the gift and has these inspiring words written on it:

'This building is dedicated in loving memory of my wife Caroline Emily Thomas whose whole life was spent in the service of others and with whom I had the privilege of over fifty years of married life'

A meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of Mr D.W. Thomas, the son of the donor of the building and the scheme for the foundation of the Community Centre was proposed and approved.

The opening ceremony was performed Lieutenant Colonel Sir Edward Bolitho, the Lord Lieutenant, on November 20th 1937, and the building was graced by a visit from His Majesty King George VI on December 1st 1937. A plaque commemorating this auspicious occasion can be seen in the main hall.


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