A Walk Through the Village of Turleigh

Join me on this walk through the village of Turleigh, Wiltshire. Turleigh lies close to Bradford on Avon and the buildings show that at one time though small, greatly prospered. The names of many of the buildings, now residential properties, indicate their former past. There is The Old Malthouse, an old pub, bakery, post office, … Continue reading A Walk Through the Village of Turleigh

A Walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal, Bradford on Avon

Join me as I walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bradford on Avon to Avoncliff and over the aqueduct. Take a look at the narrowboats, fine buildings and views on this route. This canal is now a busy pleasure route as part of the UK canal network. The towpath also forms part of … Continue reading A Walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal, Bradford on Avon

A Walk Around Bradford on Avon Wiltshire

Join me on this walk around the historic town of Bradford on Avon. It has a rich history and built its fortune on the woollen mills and later rubber industry. Many of the oldest buildings and the houses of both poor and wealthy remain in a habitable condition. There is still standing a Saxon Church. … Continue reading A Walk Around Bradford on Avon Wiltshire

The Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

The Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon is a remarkable building and has stood here for over 600 years. Built around 1400 it served Shaftesbury Abbey collecting the tithes of the local farmers. It stands next to the Kennet and Avon Canal, and so if you're walking or cycling on the Sustrans Route 4, it's … Continue reading The Tithe Barn Bradford on Avon

Bowerhill RAF Airbase – RAF Melksham

RAF Melksham the last remaining building and closed leisure centreWorld War 2 created a massive demand for aircrew and aircraft technicians amongst many other vital trades for the war effort. In 1940 land was obtained at Bowerhill Melksham, for a new RAF (Royal Air Force) Station. RAF Melksham was an airbase though without a runway. … Continue reading Bowerhill RAF Airbase – RAF Melksham

Visit Hillbrush

I am always looking for interesting places to visit and was pleased to discover Hillbrush, Mere in Wiltshire. Hillbrush - Brush Manufacturers Hillbrush is a brush manufacturer established in the lovely little town of Mere in 1922. They have recently built a new factory and visitor centre, which includes a restaurant, quality gift shop, artisan … Continue reading Visit Hillbrush