The work of Abraham and WH Laverton left a lasting mark on Westbury. Many of the Lavertons’ buildings remain today, including The Laverton Institute (built by Abraham and opened in 1873), the swimming baths (built by WH Laverton and opened in 1888), the library (formerly Abraham’s home) and the Angel Mill (now flats).
This is a small section of the stained glass window on the upper floor in The Laverton Institute. The building, which opened in 1873, was given to the town ‘with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants’. To this day, it’s still used for many community activities.