HC Deb 30 April 1872 vol 210 c2017

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he is aware that the town of Trowbridge, which has been selected as the local centre for Wiltshire and Dorsetshire, is devoid of water, and that the horses of the Artillery now quartered at Trowbridge have to go four miles for their watering place; and, whether, having regard to the military advantage and public convenience of the many Railways now meeting at Salisbury, and its communications with Portsmouth, Southampton, Weymouth, and all parts of the coast, as well as London, he would consider of appointing Salisbury as the centre for the two counties?


said, in reply, that Trowbridge had been selected because it afforded sufficient accommodation; but no final decision had been come to upon the subject, and time would be afforded for the consideration of the claims of Salisbury and other places.