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Stroud: Bottoms' Up - A Guided Walk

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Once the butt of jokes by its more upmarket Cotswold neighbours, Stroud grew to became an industrial behemoth - the capital of cloth

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Known disparagingly as the Bottoms, 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 filthy rich. The industry may have died, but evidence of its power remains - the milols 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.

The tour ends at the Stroud Brewery - where you get a free beer to toast Stroud's most famous son.

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GL5 1AE

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