Bradford on Avon Museum

… is a small volunteer-run museum of the natural and historical heritage of the town of Bradford on Avon and the villages around it -the historic area of the Hundred of Bradford- on the western edge of the County of Wiltshire, in south-west England.

This website aims to be a “Virtual Museum” of articles in the “Real Museum” collection, an...

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Welcome message

Welcome to our Museum’s website, which I hope you will find attractive and informative. Bradford on Avon and its surrounding area has a wealth of history and talented people, whose mission is to share knowledge of our wonderful heritage with a worldwide audience.

Please feel free to give us any...

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New Home for Great War Medallion

Frederick Allen Great War medallion

Since they were discovered in the Town Council’s office, the Museum has been holding 17 medallions for the Council. Medallions were presented to all those Bradford citizens who had served in the forces in the Great War, but these had apparently not found their way to the named person in 1919.

At the beginning of this year’s Annual General Meeting one of them finally reached...

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New Acquistion

Fireman's helmet

There are certain social history objects that we have been hoping for over the years, but have eluded us. One such is a fireman’s helmet from Bradford’s volunteer fire brigade.

Well, finally one has come our way. It dates from the 1930s and belonged to Willson Moore. It is very light and seems to be made of shellac-covered fabric over a layer of shock-absorbing latex foam,...

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