Andy Milroy from Trowbridge has recently published a book all about Newtown Primary School.

The book contains stories by former pupils recounting their experiences in the school

from the late nineteenth century through to the 1990s.  This gives an organic feel to

the book, of differing perspectives, of fresh eyes discovering the school.


The school was described by one early HM Inspector as “the most beautiful and up

to date school in the West of England” and its plans were sent to the Paris International

Exhibition of 1900 as a fine example of a British School where they won a prize.


Andy Milroy taught at Newtown School for over 30 years and it was the school that ignited

his interest in local history.

You can see Andy Milroy at Waterstones book shop in the Shires from 11am tomorrow.