Category: Heritage

Sion Chapel Development Proceeds as Tombs Unearthed

Despite attempts by Westover ward councillors to prevent the development on an ancient graveyard in Friarn street the Ministry of Justice has now granted the licences and the tombs of long dead Bridgwater people are being unearthed and the remains disinterred for removal while plans for a housing project is now back on track. Councillor […]

‘Ghost Pictures’ bring old Bridgwater back to life

Bridgwater people are fascinated by old pictures of their town. The shape of the streets and the lay of the land has hardly changed in generations and it’s easy to imagine the sailing ships in the river harboured along West Quay, the pavements thronged with shoppers visiting the ample supply of local shops and even […]

Docks and Northgate on the Agenda for final Town Council Meeting

On Thursday 16th April the Bridgwater Town Council will meet for the final time before the election on May 7th and crucially the parting shot to prepare the ground for the incoming council will be a discussion on the recent public meeting about Northgate following the Tesco debacle. But also on the agenda will be […]

Death of prominent Bridgwater Historian

Leading light in the Bridgwater Heritage Group, Dr Peter Cattermole, passed away on 16th March  Dr Cattermole had been involved with the Blake Museum, The Bridgwater Civic Society and was a regular contributor on planning issues .He also had connections with West Somerset Railway Museum. He was also significantly helpful to the  Town Council across […]

Labour bid to include Magistrates Court in Council budget voted down at Sedgemoor

At todays Budget set meeting of Sedgemoor District Council a Labour bid to increase spending for Bridgwater was rejected by the ruling Tory group. The Labour group had put forward three amendments .The first amendment was for £500K to meet the funding gap for the first phase of the Celebration Mile, relating to the enhancement […]