Category: History

Bridgwater History Day 2021 will be Saturday 20th November

Bridgwater History Day is back! After a year off due to Covid (where it continued online) we’ll be back at the Bridgwater Arts Centre with a selection of stories from our towns fascinating history. The date will be Saturday 20th November and the event will run from 1030 to 4pm. As usual it’s totally free […]

The Bridgwater Stop Line

The Bridgwater Stop Line (at the time called the Taunton Stop Line) is a line of World War 2 defences built in the summer of 1940 stretching from the mouth of the River Parret to the Devon Coast on the English Channel. For Bridgwater History Day 2020, Bridgwater Town Council Leader Brian Smedley researched it’s […]

Bridgwater History Day 2020 will be Saturday 28th November

Bridgwater people are extremely proud of their history and for the past 4 years ‘Bridgwater History Day’ has been an important part of the towns heritage calendar playing to full houses at the Bridgwater Arts Centre. This year we’re not going to let a global pandemic stop the march of time and so we’re hosting […]


Bridgwater’s leading local history experts are in unanimous agreement that the town’s iconic statue of Admiral Robert Blake must remain in its place of honour on the Cornhill. Historians from across the political spectrum are agreed that Blake’s career is a source of pride for the town, and that his only involvement in slavery was […]

Bridgwater History Day 2019 set for 23rd November

Bridgwater History Day 2019 Bridgwater Arts Centre Saturday 23rd November 1030am-4pm Free entry Bridgwater History Day has become an annual tradition and features an array of local historians talking about local history at the local Arts Centre to a packed house. Of locals. This year the event will be held on Saturday 23rd November from 10am […]