13th April: Richard was born in Tregajorran, near Illogan, Cornwall.
Richard began work at East Stray Park Mine.
7th November: Richard married Jane Harvey at St Erth, Cornwall.
Richard was employed as an engineer at Ding Dong Mine near Penzance, Cornwall.
Richard and Jane’s son Richard was born.
Richard and Jane’s daughter Anne was born.
Richard developed his high-pressure steam engine.
Richard’s Puffin’ Devil became the world’s first full-scale, successful steam vehicle.
Richard and Jane’s daughter Elizabeth was born.
Richard’s steam locomotive made the world’s first rail journey at Penydarren, Wales.
Richard and Jane’s son John was born.
Richard’s family moved to live with him in London.
Richard’s steam locomotive ‘Catch me who can’ ran on a circular track in London.
Richard’s Cornish Engine is used in mines in Cornwall and his steam thresher is used at Trewithen, near Probus.
Richard and Jane’s son Francis was born.
Richard travelled to South America.
Richard and Jane’s son Frederick was born.
Richard returned from South America.
Richard invented a room heater.
Richard planned to build a 300-metre tower in London to mark the Great Reform Act.
22nd April: Richard died in Dartford, Kent while working on his last contract.
A stained glass window was placed in Westminster Abbey, showing Richard as St Piran with the Cornish flag.
A statue of Richard was placed outside Camborne Library.
A replica of Richard’s Puffin’ Devil was built by the Trevithick Society to mark the 200th anniversary of its first journey up Camborne Hill.
A new £2 coin was made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the word’s first railway journey at Penydarren. The coin showed Richard’s steam locomotive on one side.