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‘Trowtoberfest’ What is it? Our answer to the German tradition of Octoberfest, celebrating local food and drink made in Trowbridge! Why? Because Trowbridge has a rich history and tradition of beer and sausage production over the years! What’s happening? We are calling out to all independent and artisan makers of cheeses, bread, pickles, sausages, jams, […]

Research Spotlight- The Reverend George Crabbe

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George Crabbe (24 December 1754 – 3 February 1832) was an English poet, surgeon and clergyman. In the 1770s, Crabbe began his career as a doctor’s apprentice, later becoming a surgeon. In 1780, George Crabbe abandoned his career as a doctor in order to pursue his dream of becoming a poet. After encountering serious financial […]

Mini Monthly Updates April

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Hello all and welcome to our third mini monthly update. You may remember during the expansion we gave updates in newsletter form and we thought it would be great to this again. Click here to see our update.

Upper Gallery Closure

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The Upper Gallery will be closed on Saturday 4th May from 10am – 12pm due to a private viewing for the opening of WEFT – A Common Thread exhibition.

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We will be adding some of our oral histories to Soundcloud Listen to old memories, local dialect and fab tales of our town Check them out here!

Oral History – Mrs Sutton and her memories of mending

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Click the link below to listen to a recording of one our Oral Histories over on our YouTube channel. It is an interview with Mrs Sutton recalling her time as a mender in the mills in Trowbridge. Trowbridge Museum Oral History – Memories of Mending with Mrs Sutton – YouTube  

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Did you know that you can support Trowbridge Museum every time you shop online? We’re excited to announce that we’ve registered with easyfundraising, a fantastic online platform that enables you to raise free donations with every purchase you make. With over 8000 participating retailers, ranging from your weekly food shop at Tesco, booking a holiday […]

Research Spotlight – Sir Isaac Pitman

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Sir Isaac Pitman (4 January 1813 – 22 January 1897) was a teacher of the English language who developed the most widely used system of shorthand, known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. He was also the vice-president of the Vegetarian Society. Pitman was knighted by Queen Victoria […]

Mini Monthly Update March

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Hello all and welcome to our second mini monthly update. You may remember during the expansion we gave updates in newsletter form and we thought it would be great to this again. Click here to see our update.

Oral History – Mr Whiffin and his thoughts on the Spitfire (Final)

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Click the link below to listen to a recording of one our Oral Histories over on our YouTube channel. It is the final recording of Mr Whiffin recalling his time working on Spitfires. Trowbridge Museum Oral History – Thoughts on the Spitfire with Mr Whiffin (Part 3) – YouTube  

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