Category: History


Bridgwater’s popular ‘History Day’ will be held at the Bridgwater Arts Centre from 10am until 4pm  on Saturday 18th November and will feature an array of local historians on a variety of subjects, films, stalls and a free lunch. Stalls will include the Blake museum, the Archaeology society, the Civic Society and the Brick and […]

On This Day in History-29th March 2023- Sedgemoor Holds its Last Meeting

It’s quite  a rainy Wednesday afternoon at the Canalside Centre just outside of Bridgwater and Councillors are leaving the final meeting of Sedgemoor District Council. Similarly, there’s not a dry eye on the Tory side of the House as tributes abound to Leader Duncan McGinty, councillors gone but not forgotten, councillors forgotten but not gone, […]

Bridgwater History Day 2022 set for Saturday 19th November

The historic Bridgwater Arts Centre in historic Castle Street will be the scene once again for Bridgwater’s popular annual ‘History Day’ where several local historians will pick a topic from the town’s history and present it to an audience who not only get free entry but get a free lunch. Organiser, Town Council Leader Cllr […]

On This Day in History -11th September 2022 – Charles III is Proclaimed King

Of course, Charles Prince of Wales has been King since his mother Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday 8th September 2022, but it wasn’t until Sunday 11th September that the news reached Bridgwater. A proclamation was read out next to the Market House in Taunton at 1pm and then again at Bridgwater’s King Square […]

Flagging Up Bridgwater’s History

For the past 4 years Bridgwater Town Council has been producing an annual ‘Visitors Guide’ to promote the town as not just a tourism destination but also to celebrate to sense of pride that Bridgwater people have in their own community. Town Council Leader Cllr Brian Smedley (Westover) said “In 2018 and 2019 two standard […]