Nelson Haydon Boys' School - school scenes from 1969 and 1970 Opening in the midst of war it had all the problems of blackouts and air raids, as well as an evacuee population throughtout the war. The war also meant female supply teachers had to be used as cover for those teachers who had enlisited. there were also problems of space as the Royal Corps of Signals occupied 4 classrooms until May 1943. It closed at the end of Summer term 1974 and re-opened in August 1974 as The Clarendon School when Trowbridge adopted the comprehensive system. Many thanks to Andy Luckhurst for making these films available.
Windrose Rural Media Trust is a registered charity. Its aim is to use the media - video/television, film and radio - for the benefit of the community, especially in rural areas. One of its main concerns is the effect of current changes on country life. An important part of its work is the saving and copying of old cine films from Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire so that they can be seen again by the public. This has now become a substantial archive. A selection from their archive can be seen below All the currently available online films from the Windrose archive can be seen by searching YouTube for Windrose Rural Media trust
The History of Trowbridge in Maps - based on the Know your Place website. Know Your Place is a mapping resource to help you explore your neighbourhood through historic maps, collections and linked information. Watch our short film to find out more. Know Your Place provides access to maps, but more importantly provides a place where users can add information about your local area. Its free to use and anyone can add to the map.
The postcards below are taken from "Trowbridge Postcards and Ephemera" on the website flickr.com. This site has significant additional information about many of the postcards and can be accessed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/93838966@N02/
Tabernacle and United Church, Church Street, Trowbridge 27 June 2017 ( From Gill Charlton's Historic Trowbridge) This links to a slide show of pictures of this church.
Officer cadets in training in 1917 Cadets training in Trowbridge during World War 1 Photographs from the Imperial War Museum
Dinosaur bones found in 1994 Trowbridge/Westbury Scaffolding platform on side of clay pit as men working Outline of skull of plesiosaur in soil, men excavating Plesiosaur tooth half excavated with 50p piece. Dr Glen Storrs (Bristol University) Extremely exciting/ very rare/ can tell us a lot about potential evolutionary relationships
Memories of a Wiltshire Weaver: Quitting Weaver Loom tuner, Trowbridge Published on Apr 30, 2015
Changing the cloth Published on Apr 29, 2014
1950s Trowbridge, UK Home Movies Published on Dec 8, 2015
Back to 1984 Produced by Mike Lloyd this picture of a policeman in Church Walk takes you to a website of 1984 photographs updated each week. In Mike's words "That dystopian world of George Orwell where Right is Wrong and Hate is Love. As 1984 approached it occurred to me it would be a good idea to create a photographic record of what the world in 1984 actually is like. The small world of Trowbridge that is. So I set out everyday to take a photograph."
Tesco Trowbridge Wilts. 1992 - 93 Published on Jun 27, 2017 Here is the building of Tesco, the bridge and the petrol station in Trowbridge, Wiltshire in 1992 and 1993. The music is by Ian K. Clark, from his 1999 album "HEAVEN, EARTH AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN." I thank him for letting me use edited sections of it.