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Heritage walk around Westbury @ Heritage Centre
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

You will be led by two of Westbury Heritage Society’s expert guides on a fascinating journey around the historic parts of Westbury.  It covers the town’s conservation area, town centre and will include the cemetery and the former workhouse telling the story of the town’s built heritage.

The walk is with West Wilts Ramblers and Westbury Heritage Society.

Participants should meet at the Heritage Centre in the High Street at 2 pm and the walk is approximately 3.5 miles long.  At the end of the walk, participants are invited to join the leaders for tea and cake in the Heritage Centre.  No charge for the walk but donations for refreshments are welcomed.

Please wear practical footwear and clothing – the walk will go ahead during wet weather.

Old Westbury in pictures @ The Hollies Inn
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm

If you are interested in “Then & Now“, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight.

In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of Westbury and surroundings on plasma screens during normal opening hours.

There are lots of street scenes, industrial heritage, people and places all going back to early 20th century and some beyond that. Fascinating!


Westbury’s Quaker Graveyard @ Methodist Church
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Quaker burial ground and the Matravers family.

Restoration of the long abandoned Quaker burial ground in a Westbury car park was a community project involving everyone from pupils to pensioners.

Local historians, Sally Hendry and Eileen Dew have been researching the history of the burial ground and Sally will tell us what has been learnt about the Matravers family members who were buried there and the rise and fall of Quakers in our community.

A fascinating talk and why not stick around for refreshments and a chat afterwards?

Book your advance tickets here or on the door (WHS members pay on the door please)

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This event is kindly being sponsored by Westbury Lions

Glimpses of the Past – Westbury People & Places @ Westbury Library
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
County Archivist, Steve Hobbs

County Archivist, Steve Hobbs

Archivist, Steve Hobbs is always a welcome addition to the festival programme and his talk this year will not change that.

Glimpses of the Past, Westbury People and Places will give a fascinating insight into places and characters who have made an impact on Westbury.

The talk will cover two themes of social history; Westbury people and how they lived from the 16th-19th centuries and Westbury turnpike roads in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Tickets only available from Westbury Library, Edward Street 01373 822294