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Historic Trowbridge photos

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Tell us what you think of the vintage photos, and share your memories of Trowbridge.

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J R Scott Baker
A great trip down memory lane.Evacuated to Trowbridge to live with my aunt from 1939 to 1943. Thank you.

Pat Donohue (nee Maddocks)
Great to walk down memory lane. I lived in Trowbridge from 1945 - 1952; my father was the manager of Fear Hills.

sean mchale
Upon viewing these vintage photo's of trowbridge, they filled me with pride & understanding of Trowbridge's great history.

Heather McCarthy (nee Andrews)
My ancestors ANDREWS lived in Trowbridge, Wiltshirein the 1800's. My great grandparents arrived in Australia in 1883.

Jean Baker (nee Forse)
Stumbled on this almost by accident - what a find and what a trip down memory lane. I was born in Trowbridge in 1939 and lived there until 1964, and remember so much of what I have seen in these pictures - wonderful!

Mike Baxter
Would love to see more pics of the Trowbridge Cinemas and pics from the 60'/70's

i love looking at all the photos.i am looking to find possibly a long lost relative and seeing where they may have lived and been born is fascinating.

Michael Turnball
Recently i have been studying trowbridge and i am very impressed by these photographic images, i must say well done! Cheerio

Diane Weston
I love the photos. shame there aren't more.

Lesley King
A great collection. Do you have more? I would love to see pictures of the old bus station at conigre. Also, I can vaguely remember a large house somewhere down Hiperton Rd that was demolished about 1970ish but have never found records of this. Oh, and I can also remember playing in the fields at the back of Margaret Stancomb School (pics please) coming across a circular castle turret in the grounds of the Hospital? Must have been late 60s early 70s. Anyone any recollection of this?

Philip S Higginson

Would like to see more descriptive captions, e.g. The Handle House?Would also like to see the Regal and Kinema cinemas in Bythesea Road.

chris trowbridge
this site is cool what els do you have?????

Even though i'm only 15 i'm doing a project so I need to find out about 1980 Trowbridge and I think it's so cool! How much it has changed is amazing!Luv yazShiz

Andrew J.Ball
Excellent walk down memory lane from an ex-pat 44 Drynham Rd Trowbridge 1964 1968 then emigrated to Australia March 22nd 1968 on the ship Angelina Lauro, now living in Queensland Australia, anyone remembering anyone from the Ball Family, please contact me that would be fantastic. Cheers.

Andrew Jones
photo 42 in in fact the junction of Timbrell St and York Buildings pulled down in 1980 ready for the new road!

Barbara Morgan
Just loved looking at the old photo's especially number 90 the Furlong, my Nan lived in the one second from the end at the top of the picture and we lived across the Road.

richard prince
Very interesting.Photo No 10 later than 1949.The cars are mid fifties.

nichette rowlands
Wonderful to see how trowbridge used to be.Some of the old views i remember from childhood.One of my earliest memories is of being taken with my younger sister to see "santa"in Fear Hills Store,a magical shop,so it seemed to me at the time.I also recall seeing "santa" in Currys store which I believe is now Julian Graves.My first Saturday job aged 15 was in the International Stores,now Abbey National,I used to weigh up the loose biscuits,occasionally "testing" them when no-one was looking!!

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