The town of Trowbridge has always been involved in manufacturing, but some of the products made in the town may surprise you . . . take a look at the list below.

SausagesAbraham Bowyer opened his butcher’s shop in the town in 1805: the factory closed in 2007.

BeerUshers brewed beer in Trowbridge from 1824 until the brewery’s closure in 2000.

BedsStarting out as Chapman’s mattress factory, Airsprung still produces beds to this day at its Canal Road factories.

AeroplanesProduction of the iconic Spitfire fighter was moved from Southampton to Bradley Road at the time of the Battle of Britain in 1940.

Baked Beansmanufacturers Crosse & Blackwell were part of the Nestlé group, who occupied Staverton Mill just on the edge of the town.

Army Uniforms During the First World War, Trowbridge mills produced cloth for several nations’ army uniforms, including the United States.

ArmamentsAlso as part of the WWI war effort, Hadens engineering works produced munitions.

ToysOriginating in Denmark in the early 1960s, ‘Dam Troll’ dolls were manufactured in the town.

BooksRedwood Press was a printing company based on Yeoman Way for a number of years, producing the best-selling Guinness Book Of Records from the mid-1960s until the 1980s.

Ready MealsWiltshire Farm Foods meals are produced at the apetito premises in Canal Road.