Not In A Pub Quiz – September Results

September 11, 2018 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Well, that was a resounding win for Ritson’s Rejects which strengthens their lead at the top of the standings. They scored a magnificent 63.5 points (90%) which is quite frankly amazingly good. But everyone did really well, obviously a little easier than past quizzes. Most teams scored over 53 points, which would have been a winning score for the June and July quizzes. So well done to everyone. The quiz was not without its controversies and the occasional technical slip during the music round, as is normal. After due consideration and referral to the International Board of Pub Quizzes, Advisory Committee on Allowable Answers and The Issuing of Half Points, I have decided the following:

1: Both The Supremes and Diana Ross and the Supremes were acceptable answers.

2: The answer Gifts to the connections question involving Statue of Liberty, the Pandas and the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is also acceptable. This decision is based on the Only Connect  precedent, in that whilst the program has a set answer for each question, sometimes the contestants come up with a valid alternative answer, or the question hasn’t been phrased in a precise enough manner.

3: I also gave .5 point for the answer murder for the musical connections question.

These decisions are binding and no appeals will be considered.

See you on 14th October for more lighthearted quizzing with the odd controversy thrown in.

David

 

 

 

July – December Activities and Events

July 17, 2018 | Children and Young People, Education, Learning and Outreach, What's On | David Birks | No comment

Our latest events brochure is out now full of activities and events for adults, children and families and students plus there are lots of new events. Pick up a copy in the TIC, Town Hall and various venues around the town, or download a copy here. There are lots of arts and craft workshops throughout the summer holidays including Summer Totes & Hands on History . We start our new (more…)

Learning and Outreach at Trowbridge Museum

March 22, 2018 | Children and Young People, Education, Learning and Outreach | David Birks | No comment

Trowbridge Museum offers a high quality learning and outreach service for a range of users including schools and colleges, care and residential homes, children’s groups and we offer a year round programme of history, textiles, art and craft sessions, holiday activities for children and families and talks, memory sessions and craft morning for adults, older people and adults with various disabilities. You can download our latest information leaflet here.

From June 2018 the Museum will be closed to the public whilst it undergoes the Onwards and Upwards (more…)

Dismantling the loom in the weaver’s cottage

July 5, 2018 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Today the loom from the weaver’s cottage is being dismantled and numbered. This is being done by Hanne Dahl and Carl Maddox and his team, with advice from Janet Phillips. They are photographing how it all fits together and numbering the parts ready for re-assembly in the new Museum. It’s all gone rather well apparently, come back in two years to see

Carl and his team dismantling the loom

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We are now closed until 2020

June 12, 2018 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Onwards and Upwards: Museum Expansion

Celebrating our rich and unique textile heritage and creating an attraction of regional significance

We will be closing to the general public on June 2nd, 2018 so that Onwards and Upwards, our fantastic multi-million pound expansion of Trowbridge Museum supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Trowbridge Town Council, can begin. It will offer insight into the rich textile related heritage in the heart of the town, transforming Trowbridge Museum into a regionally significant heritage attraction by doubling its size and extending into the second floor of its premises in The Shires. It will be more accessible to a wider audience, offering improved facilities and learning opportunities for all ages. (more…)

#ThanksToYou

November 30, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

We would like to thank all those people who have bought lottery tickets in the last year and so contributed to the funding for our Onwards and Upwards expansion project. We are taking part in the national #ThanksToYou Heritage Lottery Fund event which means that from 12th to the 15th December you can pop into the Museum and receive a free thank you gift pack. The week will culminate in the opportunity of a free tour on 15th December of the upper floor of the Museum that the HLF are helping to us to develop into a truly unique Museum space. The tour is between 4:30- 5:30pm and will include wine and nibbles, so do pop along and enjoy the amazing views of the townscape.

Terms and Conditions

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for up to one family of six on the tour.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free tour, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • The offer is valid on 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th December for the gift pack and 15th December at 4:30pm for the tour.
  • Trowbridge Museum has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

For more information email hannah.lyddy@trowbridge.gov.uk

Not In A Pub Quiz 2018

November 17, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Monthly Quiz at Leykers, White hart Yard

Not In A Pub Quiz at Leykers

The next Not In A Pub Quiz takes place on Sunday 10th May, 7.30 – 9.30 (doors open at 7pm), at Leykers in White Hart Yard. Leykers will have a selection of delicious cocktails and nibbles available on the night. I believe the bramble is particularly pleasant!The current league leaders are Ritson’s Rejects on 229 points with Trowbridge Fog 11 points (more…)

Its official: Onwards and Upwards!

October 5, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Our £2.4 million expansion plans were given a significant boost this week with a National Lottery grant of £1,172,500. This was the biggest grant to be awarded in Wiltshire.

Trowbridge has a rich and rare townscape built upon the manufacturing of West of England woollen cloth…Now Lottery funding is set to conserve the historic building, expand gallery space and create new facilities for visitors including a lift and library and learning space. Displays will be reimagined and the textile heritage of other buildings will be told through a new app.

 

Nerys Watts, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South West, said, ‘Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, we’re delighted to support Trowbridge Museum as it begins an exciting new chapter in telling the story of the town and its fascinating heritage. As well as conserving the historic Home Mill, this project will transform the way collections are displayed, improve access for people of all ages and create vital new community and learning space’.

Not In A Pub Quiz at Leykers

August 9, 2017 | What's On | admin | No comment

Get your brains into gear for the next Trowbridge Museum “Not In A Pub Quiz” on Sunday 8th October – 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Leykers Coffee House in White Hart Yard. B6, who won the first quiz, have a narrow lead at the top of the league with several teams in hot pursuit.  They won a magnificent £60 plus some VIP invites to the Civic Open Mic night – the more players the bigger the prize pot.

The third quizzes will be on the 12th November and and the final one on the 10th December when the league winners will be announced. It costs £2.50 per person on the night or you can book a team for £12 per quiz, or the remaining three nights for the bargain price of £33. Doors open at 7pm and the bar will be open – phew!

To reserve a place for your team go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/191120

Onwards & Upwards – Creating a New Museum at Home Mill Trowbridge

July 22, 2017 | What's On | admin | No comment

Situated in its last working woollen mill in Trowbridge which closed in 1982, Trowbridge Museum tells the rich and varied story of the town, its people and the development and manufacture of its famous and high quality West of England woollen cloth.
Building upon 25 years of success, the museum has embarked on a development project to create a unique heritage attracation in the centre of Trowbridge and indeed the West of England.
The total cost of the development is £2,595,600.

In addition to a development grant of £100,000, the Heritage Lottery Fund has ring-fenced another £975,000 towards the expansion on the condition that we raise the remainder.
Trowbridge Town Council is providing matched funding of £1,053,850 towards the capital project and we have already received pledges and in-kind support for £289,800

We therefore have an outstanding cash shortfall of £176,950 and we are seeking support from others who share our vision.
Can you Help?

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Phone01225 751339

EmailFor Museum expansion project:
clare.lyall@trowbridge.gov.uk

For general enquiries:
hannah.lyddy@trowbridge.gov.uk

For learning enquiries:
david.birks@trowbridge.gov.uk

LocationTrowbridge Museum
The Shires Shopping Centre
Court Street
Trowbridge
BA14 8AT
Wiltshire


The Museum is closed until 2020

Thank you to Trowbridge Camera Club
for images used throughout the website