Trowbridge old buildings in open doors joy
Visitors to Trowbridge can learn about the town’s most famous son and one of its most iconic churches as part of this weekend’s Heritage Open Days activities.
The national programme, which began yesterday and runs until Sunday, offers free entry to a host of historical buildings which are usually closed to the public.
Trowbridge is hosting 14 activities, concluding tomorrow, with some marking the 200 years since the birth of Sir Isaac Pitman, the creator of Pitman shorthand, who grew up in the town.
Margaret Howard, vice chairman of Trowbridge Civic Society, who has organised the town’s programme, said: “There is a range of things taking place in honour of Sir Isaac.
“There will be a guided walk through the town, exhibitions at the museum and Zion Baptist Church will display some of his records from when he was a Sunday school teacher there.
“The church is also marking its 200th anniversary so they will be displaying records from over the years and it could be very interesting for local people wanting to learn more about their family history.”
In Bradford on Avon, the 17th century two cell lock-up based on the town’s bridge will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.
The 15th century Priory Barn restored by Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust in 1969 will be open between 11am and 5pm tomorrow and Sunday.
Highlights of Warminster’s programme include access to the Old Town Hall, between 10am and 4pm tomorrow and Sunday.
It was opened in 1836 for the Marquis of Bath, with the intention that it could used by the people of the town.
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