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.