Trowbridge A History and Celebration by Dee La Vardera.
Trowbridge A History and Celebration is a great introduction to the town packed with historic photos from the world famous Francis Frith collection, and a timeline from the Roma era up to the twentieth century. This book looks at the towns past and its dominant industries, with a focus on the manufacture of what is known as West of England Cloth together with an overview of the development of the woollen cloth industry.
Read about the stories and events that make up the fascinating history of Trowbridge and relate them directly to the buildings and streets you can still see today
About Trowbridge Museum:
Trowbridge Museum tells the story of the town, its residents, as well as the impact of the woollen cloth trade and industrial revolution.
The museum has been housed in the Grade II listed Home Mills since 1990. The Mill was the town’s last working woollen cloth mill and Trowbridge’s largest, built in 1862-1863.
Fascinating objects, unique textile related machinery and wonderful images. Learn how the town developed from a Magna Carta Baron town, to a prominent mill town, eventually producing West of England Cloth which was sought after across the world. Explore this history in our exclusive handmade lino print found here
A small shop with a big heart that celebrates the heritage of Trowbridge and all things woolly!
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