Posted by: norstarnewengland | December 26, 2010

Rich History in Attleborough

Attleborough has a ‘rich’ history, in the jewelry industry, as well as buttons, textiles, and other products. One of the most recognized names in ring and pendant jewelry, Balfour, was based here. It left the area about a decade ago, and with it, a lot of industries that supported it.

The Attleborough Area Industrial Museum, located in an old foundry building, exists to tell the story. I had a personal tour with the person running the museum.

Within the museum itself is the “Fire Queen,” a beautiful horse-drawn fire truck, worth the price of admission by itself.



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