Moulton exhibition April 2010

Moulton exhibition April 2010

Alex Moulton has fond memories of his time as a student in Cambridge. One of the loudest is removing the silencer and riding his motorbike up and down a passageway in the university engineering department. Friends were helping him tune and test the bike for speed trials at Syston in 1938.

He had bought the machine – a Scott TT Replica built in 1931 – from...

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Photographing the Treasures of Wiltshire

Photographing the Treasures of Wiltshire

Bradford on Avon Museum has just hosted a travelling exhibition from Wiltshire Council’s Museums Service.

In an award-winning collaboration between the Council, Swindon New College and museums around Wiltshire, including Bradford, photography students had week-long placements in the museums. The idea was that the students would get experience in recording a wide variety of objects...

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Marcos exhibition April 2010

Marcos exhibition April 2010

Marcos cars were built by a skilled team at Greenland Mills from 1962 to 1969, moving then to premises at Westbury. The co-founder and company director Jem Marsh celebrates his 80th birthday in April.

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Roman villas exhibition Dec 2009

Roman villas exhibition Dec 2009

St Laurence School Year 7 History Skills Project

Over the Christmas break 2009/2010 we arranged for students from St Laurence School to display their models of Roman Villas in the Library exhibition room. This is a project carried out each year by Year 7 students and followed on from the Museum’s exhibition about Roman Bradford. They had about 2 weeks to create their model, having...

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Names in Stone exhibition

Names in Stone exhibition

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Iron age event activities July 2009

Iron age event activities July 2009

Many Bradford families enjoyed meeting Matt Russell, Iron Age enthusiast, who brought his weapons, clothing and artefacts along to Bradford Museum to give us a taste of life in the iron age. Shield making, pottery and purse sewing were some of the activities on offer.

Woad tattoos were popular as was Matt’s demonstration of replica weapons from the...

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Roman Event June 2009

Roman Event  June 2009

Something for the young…

The events held in 2009 have given the Museum an opportunity to reach out to the younger members of our town. We have been forging links with local schools and working with teachers and students. None of this work would be affordable without the generous support of the local Lewellyn Palmer Trust.

After the toddlers ‘Welly Walk’, Fitzmaurice...

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The River runs through it March 2009

The River runs through it March 2009

Co-operation between Louise Weissel of the Welly walkers and Gill Winfield of the Museum Event group brought very young children into the museum to create a collage of the River Avon which runs through their town. This followed a walk along the riverside to the country park, where a picnic was enjoyed by mums and kids.

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Bradford Millennium Embroidery

Bradford Millennium Embroidery

1000 Years of History in Stitch

One thousand years of Bradford on Avon’s history celebrated in thread.

 

It took forty six women, two men and over three years to complete. The result is 12 richly embroidered panels, each a snap shot of a century, which take you on a journey from 1000AD to the present.

From the building of Holy Trinity...

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