Bradford on Avon Active Travel Map

Climate Friendly BoA’s Active Travel Map is now available around town from the TIC, Library, Made in Bradford and various other outlets. The map shows footpaths, cycleable roads and bus routes around the town. If you want to use your car less and w...

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Would anybody be interested in a "Share & Care" arrangement in BOA?

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Hello to everyone in Bradford on Avon. We all know that house prices in our town are now & have been for a while, out of the reach of first time buyers or low paid key workers. And renting is very expensive in BOA & across the whole country. ...

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Recycling plastic

It’s easy to recycle plastic bottles in the blue-lidded wheelie bins we’ve been given by Wiltshire Council, but did you know it’s possible to recycle other plastic products too? Any plastic displaying the numbers 1, 2, or 3 inside a...

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Olympic torch caught on camera in BoA

Found on YouTube, here’s the torch going over the Town Bridge: And here it is passing the Co-op on Winsley Road: Have you seen other photos or videos? Let us know!

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Thanks for a great day

(More photos here.) (Wiltshire Times has a report and photos here.) What a spectacular day yesterday was in Bradford, A huge amount of work brought together by the Town Council centred around that fabulous stage – what a success. Thank you everyone...

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BoA anthem for Olympic Torch day

Here’s a track I’ve put together with Neil Ryles from Bath Road Studio in BoA, written for the Olympic Torch Relay coming through town next week. It’s called ’Run For Your Life’. It started off as a bit of a laugh and turned into someth...

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Conigre House orphanage

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Linking back to the 1950s in Bradford on Avon – here’s a photo of Conigre House when it was an orphanage. My parents John and Gwen McDonough ran this orphanage. Looking for anyone who is interested – I have photos I can share. I live in Aus...

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Ask BOA: Prepaid mobile phones?

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Are there any phone stores that sell “Prepaid mobile phones”  in Bradford on Avon? We are visiting the third week in May. (Contributed by: Karen Hoeksema)

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River level time-lapse

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Walking Festival

Bookings for September’s Walking Festival are being taken at the TIC from Tuesday 1st May. All walks need to be booked in advance. For more information please go to: walkbradfordonavon.org/bradford-on-avon-walking-festival/ We do hope you will sup...

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Details of Olympic Torch road closure

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Details have been announced of a four-and-a-half hour closure of Market St on 22nd May, as part of celebrations held as the Olympic Torch passes through the town. Here’s the official announcement from Wiltshire Council: Section 16A of the Road ...

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A train and a rainbow

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Moulton Bikes

Clip from the BBC’s Country File a few months ago, highlighting the Moulton Bicycle which is made in Bradford on Avon Moulton from Voyager03 on Vimeo.

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Bradford’s Shops in the 1950s

  From Ernie Sadd to Madame Soul, Bradford on Avon’s Shops in 1952 Memories of the 1950s should come flooding back in June this year with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations – if you were around at that time. But how many people stil...

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Bradford on Avon Sailing Club

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BoASC is a friendly sailing club just up river from Bradford on Avon. Regular meetings on Sunday afternoons in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Currently looking to attract new members. www.boasailing.co.uk (Contributed by: Peter Hodkinson)

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