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Benjamin Lansdown was born in Trowbridge in 1819 and was the son of a woollen mill employee.

Trowbridge Barracks was erected in Bradley Road in 1794 by contractor John Scobell.

Benjamin Lansdown was born in Trowbridge in 1819 and was the son of a woollen mill employee.

Chartism was nationwide movement for voting reform in Victorian England.

The town was held by Brictric, a Saxon in 1086 after his father had held it at the conquest of William the conqueror in 1066.