Museum Booklet: A Land Through Time

Museum Booklet: A Land Through Time

The eighth in the Museum’s series of booklets is a follow-up to our successful Heritage Lottery-funded LiDAR project. This measured tiny differences in height of the land surface of part of the Bradford Hundred area by the reflected beams of lasers fired from a plane.

It produced amazingly detailed images of large numbers of features in the landscape that have...

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Call for new Honorary Secretary

Call for new Honorary Secretary

Our Hon Secretary, Anne Willis, has stepped down after many years of sterling service – and we need to replace her, urgently.

If you are interested, please contact Mervyn Harris on 01225 863440

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Museum re-opens for 2014

Museum re-opens for 2014

Bradford on Avon Museum opens after its short winter break at 2pm on Wednesday 15th January.

As usual, except for the seasonal festivities and the recent floods, the time has been used in general house-keeping like painting, cleaning and replacing worn labels. It has also been used to refresh some of the displays and to add a showcase for some of the items that the...

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Winter closing 2013-2014

Winter closing 2013-2014

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Monday 2nd December will be the last day that the Museum will be open in 2013, before going into its brief period of hibernation.

Normally, it would have closed on the last day of November, but this year it will continue to be open for another two days, including an unusual...

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Museum members at the Roman Baths

Museum members at the Roman Baths

. A small party of Museum Society members were treated to a tour of the stores of the Roman Baths Museum in Bath. The serious reason for the trip underground in Bath was towards identifying and understanding the Roman and Medieval pottery that has been found in Budbury and other places in Bradford. They had the opportunity to examine some fascinating sherds...

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New Museum booklet: Bridges of Bradford-on-Avon

New Museum booklet: Bridges of Bradford-on-Avon

The latest in Bradford on Avon Museum’s series of publications is a well-illustrated historical survey of the town’s bridges -across the river, canal and railway. Ivor Slocombe has included new research from his delving into records in the Wiltshire & Swindon Archives and has section on the footbridge which (so far) never was.

The booklet is on sale at the Museum,...

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NEW – Museum Discussion Group

NEW – Museum Discussion Group

From September, we are starting up a new Museum group for Members.  The Discussion Group will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.  These informal sessions are FREE to Members and will cover a broad range of topics, with a different speaker introducing the theme each month.

Here are the topics for the first four months:

Wednesday...

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Millennium Embroidery at Fringe Festival

Millennium Embroidery at Fringe Festival

The Museum’s Bradford on Avon Millennium Embroidery will be displayed as part of the Bradford Fringe Festival. The twelve panels depict episodes in each of the centuries between the two Millennium Years of 1001 and 2001 and were sewn by hand by Bradford people, based on paintings by the late Jeanne Walpole. It can be seen for the period of 1st to...

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‘Flog It!’

‘Flog It!’

Hot on the heels of ‘Antiques Road Trip’ another BBC-tv crew has visited Bradford on Avon Museum. As part of making an insert for a ‘Flog It!’ programme, another antiques and auctions-based series, they videoed some of the museum’s old images of Bradford, then headed off with presenter Paul Martin to shoot around the town.

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Antiques Road Trip

Antiques Road Trip

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On Thursday 18th July a team from STV spent an entire morning filming in Bradford on Avon Museum’s chemist shop. This was for a piece that will be included in a programme in a forthcoming new series of the BBC television series “Antiques Road Trip“, which is a spin-off from the venerable and well-known “Antiques Road...

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Museum Trip to Dorset

Museum Trip to Dorset

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—FULLY BOOKED—

New date for your diary – Saturday 14th September 2013.

The June outing for members of the Museum Society has been postponed, and will now be taking place on 14th September instead.

We will visit the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne Minster, a...

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Exhibition: A Life on Wheels

Exhibition: A Life on Wheels

EXHIBITION NOW RELOCATED TO ST LAURENCE SCHOOL FOYER UNTIL 8th FEBRUARY

Following the recent death of Alex Moulton, the inventor and developer of the Moulton bicycle, Bradford on Avon Museum has mounted a display about his life.

It draws on the material from the  exhibition that was jointly staged by...

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Alex Moulton 1920-2012

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Dr Alexander Eric Moulton, the inventor of the small-wheel Moulton bicycle, died on Sunday 9th December 2012 at the age of 92.

He was best known for his involvement with two of the style icons of the 1960s: the range of innovative bicycles and the Mini car. In...

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New Air-conditioning

New Air-conditioning

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During the week 10-14 December new air-conditioning machinery and associated pipework are being installed in the Museum and in the meeting/exhibition room next door.

As a precaution against the dust that could have accumulated in the roof space being released when suspended ceiling tiles are removed, as much as practical of...

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A New Museum Publication: The Hall

A New Museum Publication: The Hall

Bradford on Avon Museum’s publications group has come up with another in our series of booklets about local subjects, in conjunction with Ex Libris Press.

Pamela Slocombe’s booklet, which is in a slightly larger format than the previous ones, is about The Hall, the ancient and beautiful mansion on the eastern side of Bradford. It gives a history of the development of the...

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Museum Celebrates Lottery Win!

Museum Celebrates Lottery Win!

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Bradford on Avon Museum has been successful in a bid for an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s “All Our Stories” round of grants. With the HLF funding and support, community groups like ours will carry out activities that help people explore,...

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Winter Closing 2012-2013

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Bradford on Avon Museum will close for its customary winter break after the session on Friday 30th November. It will open again at 2pm on Wednesday 16th January 2013.

In the intervening time we be able to do some sprucing up and redisplay, as well as having the time to rearrange some of our storage, to put every inch of the...

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A School Visit

A School Visit

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.Bradford on Avon Museum has a small temporary display of letters of thanks that were sent by children from the Grove Primary School in Trowbridge.

They had visited Bradford and the Museum at the beginning of October as part of their studies about...

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TALK: The Saxon Church in Bradford on Avon

Tuesday 15th January, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church

 If you already have a ticket for the November talk which was cancelled due to the flooding, then your ticket is STILL VALID for the new date, so please do come along!  Please note the change of venue.

David Hinton, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton is the author...

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Another Museum Booklet: The Saxon Church

Another Museum Booklet: The Saxon Church

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Hot on the heels of the Bradford printers and Abbey Mills booklets comes one about Bradford’s Saxon Church. It has been written by David Hinton, who recently retired as Professor of Archaeology at Southampton University and is the author of several books on the medieval period. He carried out an...

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