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Caption for Westbury, Composite C1965: THE BEAUTY of the area round Westbury, which stands on the western edge of Salisbury Plain, has remained unspoilt for centuries. The town's identity is linked to the magnificent white horse cut into the chalk hillside, a landmark which guides the traveller. The economic growth of the town and district has depended over the centuries on agriculture, especially sheep farming, the wool trade, glove-making and leather work, iron work, and cement production. More recently light engineering and commercial enterprises have become part of the business park developments. In nearby Westbury Leigh, part of the parish of Westbury, cloth mills and weavers' cottages remind us of its past.

Memories of Westbury

My dad's family lived at No 37, Fore Street, Westbury. My grandfathe'rs name was Fredrick Collier.

My father worked on the site building Westbury Shopping Centre. I remember there being a full size model of a dalek in the dry cleaners that used to be on one end of block. Used to be able to get inside it and pretend to be a dalek, which was great fun for an 8 year old.

I lived just round the corner from here and went to the junior school. My nan lived here in one of the flats, I can't remember the year though... Frances Mead.

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