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.
Sausages – Abraham Bowyer opened his butcher’s shop in the town in 1805: the factory closed in 2007.
Beer – Ushers brewed beer in Trowbridge from 1824 until the brewery’s closure in 2000.
Beds – Starting out as Chapman’s mattress factory, Airsprung still produces beds to this day at its Canal Road factories.
Aeroplanes – Production of the iconic Spitfire fighter was moved from Southampton to Bradley Road at the time of the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Baked Beans – manufacturers 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.
Armaments – Also as part of the WWI war effort, Hadens engineering works produced munitions.
Toys – Originating in Denmark in the early 1960s, ‘Dam Troll’ dolls were manufactured in the town.
Books – Redwood 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 Meals – Wiltshire Farm Foods meals are produced at the apetito premises in Canal Road.