West Barn Caretaker

The Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust is looking for a paid Caretaker to work flexibly up to 5 hours a week depending on the season.  You need to be fit, enjoy working as part of a team and have good practical skills for light maintenance and repairs

This is a great opportunity to contribute to the work of the Trust and be a crucial member of the team at the West Barn, Barton Farmyard, Bradford on Avon

For further information and a Job Description please click here or telephone the Trustee for the Barns on 07583663241

Expressions of interest required by Wednesday 20 February 2019

Bradford Barnstorm

Barnstorm is a Bradford on Avon based, registered charity supporting greater community use of the Tithe Barn. Barnstorm was registered in 2013 and produced Noye’s Fludde in the Tithe Barn in 2014. This production engaged 500 local children from all the local primary schools.
In its continuing education work Barnstorm in collaboration with Collaborative Learning, a professional educational teacher network, is planning a new enterprise in 2019 to attract local schools to experience the Tithe Barn, its history, structure and uses, and bring to life our local heritage.
We aim to provide the following teaching resources for visits to the Tithe Barn by our local primary schools in 2019:

Three Talk-for-Learning Activities
• Meet the Barn (activities to aid learning about the Barn’s construction and the lives of the medieval people involved)
• Bradford Barn dwellers (listening and speaking activities based on short stories of the creatures who might live, or have lived, there)
• Barn Timeline (an activity involving a mixture of mathematics and history)

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Town Trail

You can buy a Town Trail for just 20p from various places in Bradford on Avon. It’s full of historic snippets and based on the Trust’s plaques. The full trail takes about two hours, but you can easily dip into bits of it. The trail was designed by Mike Shearing. Jointly published by the Trust and the Museum, it was part funded by Bradford on Avon Community Area Network.

If you want to see or download the trail free, there is a printer-friendly A4 version available on this site on the Publications page.