Category: Heritage

Derek Gibson 1927-2022

Derek Gibson, MBE, has died aged 94.  On 1st April this year, the town of Bridgwater lost one of it’s greatest proponents, a man who led the fight for the preservation of the town’s heritage, the enhancement of educational provision and the encouragement of professionals and business leaders to engage positively in the community. All […]

Bridgwater People Object to Bowerings Demolition

Bowerings Animal Feeds on Bridgwater’s iconic dockside ceased trading in spring 2019 following a fire, after trading for almost 100 years , but now could soon just become the latest pile of the towns heritage rubble if a planning application goes through which proposes yet more housing. But angered by yet more of their history  […]

Town Council Votes for Listing of Bowerings Seed Mill

At a meeting today of the Bridgwater Town Council Planning Panel, attended by representatives of the Civic Society and Sedgemoors new Conservation officer, Mark Lidster, members voted to request the listing of the Victorian era  Bowerings seed mill on the docks with it’s harlequin chimney, the last industrial chimney in Bridgwater. The proposal was put […]

Bridgwater Workhouse Memorial Unveiled

In 1837 they built a Victorian Workhouse on Bridgwater’s Northgate. In  2016 it was finally demolished to build a new and much needed primary school. Today all that stands to remind us of the dreadful conditions of an atrocious system designed by a government to persecute its own people is a small monument at the […]

Bridgwater Civic Society AGM Wed 12 April

The AGM of the Bridgwater and District Civic Society will be held on Wednesday 12th April, 7.30pm at the Victoria Centre in Victoria Park. During the last year the Society has been as vigilant as ever in protecting our historic built heritage and is a key partner of Bridgwater Town Council. Examples include insisting upon […]