Trowbridge places to visit for Heritage Open Days, Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September 2016

Katy Makes, 14 Court Street, Trowbridge – Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 15.00
Exhibition of Quilts. Demonstration and exhibition of work by workshop tutors and students. Also a display on the history and weaving heyday of Brick Mill.

Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Court Street, Trowbridge BA14 8AT: Reimagined – Exhibition of new paintings by Patrick Hallissey, based on photographs of Edwardian cycling from the Museum’s collections – Thursday – Saturday: 10.00 – 16.00 (16.30 Sat.)

The Impact of Cycling on Edwardian Fashion – Talk by Hanne Dahl – Saturday 14.00 – 15.00. Pre-book at or call 01225 751339.

The Blind House, Wicker Hill – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00.

Holy Trinity Church
, (church on the roundabout), Stallard Street – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00.

St James’s Church, Church Walk – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00 Bell tower tours 14.00 – 16.00.

St Thomas’s Church, St Thomas Road – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00.

Masonic Hall, Yerbury Street – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00.

Zion Baptist Chapel, Union Street – Saturday 11.00 – 15.30
Displays about 200 years anniversary of Chapel opening – refreshments, children’s quiz and Baptist history books for sale. Tours of chapel and grounds at 11.30, 12.30 and 14.30.

Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge BA14 8EQ, Tel 01225 774306. Frequent tours including the newly restored Boer War memorial – Sunday 13.00 – 16.00.
Take up the challenge and explore the treasures on your doorstep with Heritage Open Days this year. Take a snap and post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @heritageopenday #TreasureYourTreasures #visittrowbridge

I don’t know about you but I’ll be carrying my pen and notebook during these Heritage Open Days. Historical details, facts and anecdotes often give me ideas for poems and this is a great opportunity to carry out research into places and people I wouldn’t usually have easy access to.