MORE than 450 people visited one of Trowbridge’s historic townhouse properties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

One of Trowbridge's finest buildings, the Grade I listed Parade House was the former home of Usher's Brewery. It was built in 1730 for a local clothier.

Simon and Carey Tesler, who live at Southwick Court, now own the Georgian building in Fore Street

The couple bought it at a public auction to save the historic building from being converted into a house of multiple occupancy.

They have recently relaunched the townhouse as an events space, available to hire for weddings and bespoke celebrations, business meetings, corporate events, gallery shows, photographic and location shoots.

Mr Tesler, who runs a magazine publishing company, said: “The feedback from visitors was just fantastic.

“Many people told us how delighted they were the house had been saved from becoming a house of multiple occupancy.”

For a limited period, Parade House also features a little taste of Jane Austen and Bridgerton-style splendour.

It is displaying a small selection of spectacular Regency costumes from Bath Theatrical Costume Hire.
Timed tickets are free, but guests are kindly requested to register for entry at Eventbrite: