Student Site Visit to Trowbridge Town Hall

Recently, a handful of lucky students from St. Augustine’s Catholic College got to take a site visit to Trowbridge Town Hall during it’s exciting two year refurbishment. One of the students, Kwaku Gyasi, tells us about their experience.

A Student’s Amazing Climb and experience to the Top of Trowbridge Town Hall
by Kwaku Gyasi (Year 10 student at St. Augustine’s Catholic College)
In the heart of Wiltshire’s County Town, nestled amidst the quaint streets of the market day, stands the enigmatic Trowbridge Town Hall. A Grade II listed architectural gem, it has witnessed centuries of history, whispered secrets, and hosted countless cultural events. But what happens when a curious student decides to defy convention and ascend to its dizzying heights? Buckle up, dear readers, as we recount the spine-chilling tale of one brave soul’s ascent to the summit. It was on a Wednesday when we buckled our shoes and strolled through the streets and began an interesting tour.

Meet Kwaku Gyasi, a year 10 student at St. Augustine’s Catholic College. Armed with a backpack, and a heart full of curiosity, he set out on a mission that would forever etch his name into the annals of Trowbridge folklore. His goal? To acquire knowledge of the vertiginous heights of the town hall – and experience the feel of ancient works that would test his mettle and redefine his limits both academically and physically.

On a mist-shrouded morning, Kwaku stood before the imposing facade of Trowbridge Town Hall. The ancient stones seemed to whisper secrets, urging him onward. With each step, the air grew thinner, and the echoes of past council meetings and clandestine rendezvous reverberated through the narrow stairwell.

It was like a moon on earth back in the old days. He was on the trail of amusement. As he entered the place, he was given tremendous outfits to put on which temporarily transformed him into the role of a construction worker. In a twinkle of an eye, Kwaku and his team had changed, and were looking really good for the tour. They were up and ready to face the whole world of ancient works in the Town Hall of Trowbridge.

The doors were opened to us like a magical world. The team walked in with their huge boots combined with lots of ebullience. Meeting new faces to take them through the tour was an inspiring moment and the tour really began to feel euphoric. Our boots walked with courage and went climbing up a glorious scaffold and staircase up to the roof which was the most thrilling moment of the year for him. They were in enormous boots and gigantic helmets to protect their heads from any raining metal.

We were up to the roof and could see the whole world. The tour Guard took us through the roof with exciting reasons for the refurbishment and it was to keep the historical place in good shape from trembling and falling apart.

One of the highlights of his visit was exploring the different rooms and learning about the town’s rich heritage, from the grand council chamber to the elegant ball room. Each space had its own unique story to tell. I was particularly captivated by the beautifully designed glass windows that adorned the hallways, casting colourful patterns of light across the floors. But what truly made his visit special was the warmth and friendliness of the staff. They were incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the history of Trowbridge town hall. Their enthusiasm was contagious, and it made the experience even more enjoyable.

As he left the town hall he couldn’t help but fell a deep appreciation for the towns heritage and the importance of preserving such historical landmarks. It was truly a memorable experience and I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Trowbridge.

So, there you have it! Kwaku and his Teams visit to the Trowbridge Town Hall was a delightful journey through history and ancient culture and terrifying moments – if you get the chance, make sure you check it out!