infobox UK place
population= 2,256 (Civil Parish, 2001)
region= South West England
Camelford ( _kw. Ryskammel) is a town in
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
The town lies on the
River Camel, and its main industry was slate. It is the home of the North Cornwall Museum.
It is part of the North Cornwall parliamentary constituency, and also
North CornwallDistrict Council, which has offices in the town.
The Atlantic Highway passes directly through the town centre.
Sir James Smith's Schoolprovides secondary education to the town and surrounding area.
Due to its name, it has been linked to the legendary
Camelot, and even Camlann, but historians have been quick to refute these suggestions.
The town elected two members to the
Unreformed House of Commons. It was considered a rotten boroughand its franchise was abolished in 1832.
In July 1988, the water supply to the town and the surrounding area was contaminated when 20 tons of
aluminium sulphatewas poured into the wrong tank at the nearby Lowermoorwater works on Bodmin Moornear Bodmin. An independent inquiry into the incident (the worst of its kind in British history) was started in 2002, and a draft report issued in January 2005, but questions still remain as to the long-term effects on the health of local residents. Michael Meacher, who visited Camelford in his post as environment minister, was said to have called the incident and its aftermath, "A most unbelievable scandal." [ The Independent, 16 April 2006, [http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article358010.ece Poisoned: The Camelford scandal] ]
* [http://www.tintagelweb.co.uk/Camelford%20Town%20Council.htm Camelford Town Council]
* [http://www.camelford.org/ Camelford town website]
* [http://www.thisisnorthcornwall.com/camelford.html AboutCamelford ]
* [http://www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk/cotnonfood/lowermoor.htm Government Inquiry website]
* [http://www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk/cotnonfood/lsgreportjan05.pdf Government Inquiry Report, 2005]
* [http://www.camres.org.uk/ Camelford Association of Residents]
* [http://www.oldcornwall.org/camelford.htm Camelford OCS]
* [http://crocat.cornwall.gov.uk/dserve/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqCmd=Overview.tcl&dsqSearch=((text)='camelford') Cornwall Record Office Online Catalogue for Camelford]
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