31st October 2022

Industrial Heritage Trail installed to bring more people in the centre of Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Town Council has installed an Industrial Heritage Trail thanks to grant funding from Wiltshire Council.

City Dressings designed the heritage trail which was installed in the town this week.

The five-part trail celebrates the industrial heritage of the town with facts about its many industries including the woollen cloth, beer brewing, mining, iron forging and rubber industries.

Cllr Sarah Gibson, who steered the project with City Dressings said: “It’s been a great pleasure to work on the Industrial Heritage Trail which we hope will get visitors and residents alike into the town centre.

“The trail will stay around the town into the new year and I’m sure many people will love exploring history as they explore Bradford on Avon’s history.

“Additionally, information towers have been installed at the Canal & Rivers Trust, Station and St Margaret’s car parks to help guide visitors into the town.

“On behalf of the Town Council I would like to thank City Dressings and Jenny Dack of Overt Designs for all of her help with this project.”

The Industrial Heritage Trail map can be found at the Tourist Information Centre, Library and Bradford on Avon Museum.

The five planters can be found at:

St Margaret’s Car Park

Station Car Park

Library Car Park

Lamb Yard

Church Street