Category: History

On this day in History JULY 2ND 1896-‘Reading the Riot Act’

Bridgwater is a town with a radical and interesting history. The Battle of Sedgemoor, the petition against the Slave trade, the Siege during the civil war have all gone down in history. But on this day – July 2nd – in 1896 the town was literally a riot. During the 19th century the chief industry […]