A look at some of the interesting places in Trowbridge and the surrounding area - both past and present
Trowbridge Council Bunker Demolished - January 2019 Published on Jan 9, 2019 The council bunker was under the Bradley Road council offices which were demolished and the bunker then secretly hidden into a newly built Dentists office. That office has now been demolished and the bunker taken out also. See here the story on the bunker at Somersetlive
Trowbridge Town Hall Clock Published on Aug 4, 2018 A look at Trowbridge Town Hall Clock on Saturday 4th August 2018. Trowbridge Town Hall, Wiltshire, was presented to the residents of the town by a local businessman, Sir William Roger Brown in 1889, to celebrate Queen Victoria's fiftieth year on the throne. The clock was supplied by J.W Benson Ltd. who held royal warrants for Queen Victoria, the King of Siam, and the King of Denmark. There are three bells in the chiming chamber above the clock, which sound the hours and the quarters.
The Down Cemetery, Trowbridge Glyn Coy - Hidden Wiltshire Published on Jul 7, 2018 Shot on 30 June 2018 Aerial video footage of The Down Cemetery in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Music by Bensound : www.bensound.com This film was shot by drone as part of work to identify all the graves in this section of the cemetery, and was in collaboration with the " Friends of the Down Cemetery" (http://www.fotdc.org/)
Modern photographs of Trowbridge from the Geograph Project This slideshow has 100 photos. Click auto for slideshow. There are more than 800 further pictures - search for Trowbridge athttp://www.geograph.org.uk/ The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.
Trowbridge Park ( From Gill Charlton's Historic Trowbridge) Links to a slideshow of photos of the park The People's Park, now of 14½ acres originated in the purchase of 4½ acres from William Walker, woollen manufacturer, in 1884. The ground was opened in that year, purchased by public subscription in 1887 and vested in the Urban District Council. In 1919 W. Jenkins, a native of Trowbridge, gave the town the field of about 10 acres stretching from the original Pleasure Grounds to the River Biss.
Pubs in Trowbridge ( From Gill Charlton's Historic Trowbridge) Appended To this slideshow is a list of over 80 pubs. Some are older and have been around since the early 18th century and some are on new housing estates and are therefore fairly modern but sad to say only about 30 of these are still open, and even some of them are in trouble and may close.This album of pictures is only of the pubs that are (or were) actually in the town of Trowbridge.
The very early days of the project to restore Trowbridge Town Hall. Date 2012
The Achievements of the Friends of the Trowbridge Town Hall 2016 A brief summary of just some of the things that the Friends of the Town Hall managed to do.
The building of Tesco Trowbridge 1992 - 93 Published on Jun 27, 2017 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.
The Bowyers factory site from 2012 to 2017 - the story so far
1 Innox Riverside development, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Council planning refusal protest walk. Residents of Trowbridge have united to organise a public march in support of Innox Riverside this Saturday (7 July 2012). Supporters marched to County Hall where speeches were given. This was a truly unique event, showing that Trowbridge residents want to take the future of Trowbridge into their own hands and reverse the decision by Wiltshire Council to turn down Innox Riverside Development. 2 Innox Riverside Developement part 2. Trowbridge Wiltshire, the story continues Published on Jul 29, 2012 This short film is a personal documentary about the ongoing battle between Council planners, developers and the public. It covers a basic history of the Planning application, acceptance, rejection, protest march, petition, signatures etc. The facts and figures are to the best of my knowledge correct. It isn't sponsored by any companies. I created this film to help others understand what is going on, how it affects the town, how much locals the want it to happen and what is being done/can be done to help. 3 Innox Riverside Development campaign part 3, Trowbridge, Wiltshire Published on Feb 24, 2013 Hi, this is the third short film, updating the progress of the ongoing battle with Wiltshire council to get planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Bowyers site in Trowbridge. Please don't confuse this development with the St Steven's Place development, this has nothing to do with that development. 4 Bowyers Trowbridge Dec 2014 An aerial view of the still (2018) empty Bowyers/Innox Riverside site
...... and a reminder from Aardman what used to happen here.
Published on Apr 21, 2013 Aardman do something they don't normally do and combine claymation with retro-style hand-drawn. Directed by Mike Smith at Felix Films with claymation production by Aardman.
The Old Hilperton Meadows Hatchery Showing the work of the Hatchery based in Marsh Road, Hilperton, and which closed down in 2003
Trowbridge Spitfire Retail Park The original Spitfire manufacture took place in Southampton, but this location made it vulnerable to enemy attack. It was decided to disperse Spitfire production to Trowbridge, Salisbury, Reading and Newbury. To start with, production was set up on the old Boots site in Fore Street, at Bradley Road, near the car wash, and Barnes steamroller works in Southwick. These makeshift factories manufactured parts for a couple of years until a large purpose-built factory was constructed in Bradley Road. This enabled complete aircraft to be produced in Trowbridge for the first time.
Wiltshire College Trowbridge - Tourist Information A project by Wiltshire College Trowbridge students. Uploaded on Jan 31, 2012
The GAUMONT TROWBRIDGE Wiltshire Movie Palaces #96 - A brief visit to the GAUMONT, 27 Fore Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire - the enlarged site of the original Palace Cinema. Opened in November 1937 by Gaumont/Albany Ward-PCT. Architects W. E. Trent and W. Sydney Trent. 1220 seats, 860 stalls and 360 balcony.
Larkrise Farm This 5 minute film visits Larkrise Community Farm in West Ashton, meeting some of the people and animals that make it such a special place to work and learn. Directed by Jamie McDine: ivisualise.co.uk
St Stephen's Place and Odeon development. 2006 to 2013
The proposal for St Stephens Place, Trowbridge received planning consent .The £12m scheme comprises a seven screen Cinema (27,000ft²), 80 bed hotel and seven family restaurants with extensive landscaping and creation of a new riverside walkway. Works started July 2012. The videos show the stages of the development, and and then concentrate on the cinema.
The Ushers brewery move from Trowbridge to North Korea. Ushers of Trowbridge was a brewery in Trowbridge between 1824 and 2000. North Korea's main brewery is actually English. It's the old Ushers brewery from Trowbridge in Wiltshire which North Korea took over - lock, stock and barrel. North Korea could have produced fine British ale but it chose to make pale, globalised lager. More fool them. 12 September 2016
A tour of Trowbridge park by drone. Recorded by Alan Campbell September 2016 and uploaded on May 12, 2017
Trowbridge Park: the past, Present and a glimpse into the future Published on Jun 22, 2017 Friends of Trowbridge Park: a group formed in 2014, to maintain and improve Trowbridge Park, and to help transform this space which has a great heritage, into a destination befitting the County Town of Wiltshire.
Zion Baptist Church Trowbridge 2013 Strict Baptist Historical Society Annual Lecture 2013
Trowbridge Castle Historical Reconstruction It is a complete reconstruction of Trowbridge Castle based on scientific archaeology studies. The historical site was surveyed and a detail map was created based on structural remains. Detail measurements were also taken of the surrounding terrain. The biggest challenge of this project was the detail reconstruction of the terrain based on this scientific data.The building material and construction techniques were derived from the excavation and from similar historical sites. This information was used to reconstruct the Saxon hall and church.