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Old Pictures: Building

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Builders, Bridge Street

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The building workers who were responsible for demolishing old industrial buildings next to the Town Bridge in preparation for constructing the Memorial Baths for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The man in the straw boater hat on the left was Albert William Long.

Members of the Long family were greatly involved in building Bradford from the middle of the 19th century until the end of the 20th.

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drawing of projected baths building

stone workers in Long's yard, Newtown, Bradford on Avon

Some of Long’s workers preparing stone at the yard in the old Wilkins brewery in Newtown, Bradford on Avon. A painting by W. H. Allen © Hampshire County Council, provided by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

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