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Stroud: Bottoms Up! - A Guided Walk

  • Where:
    Meet outside Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1TS
  • When:
    31 October
    11:00am to 12:30pm
  • How much:
    £12pp
  • Contact:
    07519 646307
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Stroud: Bottoms Up! - A Guided Walk

Known disparagingly as the Bottoms by its posher Cotswold neighbours, Stroud grew to be the textile capital of the Cotswolds. It clothed the Redcoats, supplied trade goods to the Native Americans, gave the world a place to put its billiard balls, and played host to princes and kings. It may even have supplied the cloth for the first US flag! One thing is for sure, the mills made their owners extraordinarily rich. The industry may have declined, but evidence of its power remains - the canals, the mills and the clothiers' great houses. On this guided walk we explore the growth of Stroud from backwater to behemoth and on the way discover the last fatal pistol duel, the Napoleonic hero who almost became a schoolboy statistic and the man who made the suburban weekend. Ends with a free drink at at the Stroud Brewery. Hear the story, drink the beer.

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