Bridgwater, The Bridge 1902

Bridgwater, The Bridge 1902

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Here the River Parrett heads towards the sea. Bridgwater was an important port, with railway docks and the terminus of the Taunton and Bridgwater Canal. Its well-known corrugated clay pantiles were widely used, shipped by barge and railway wagon. This view looks east into Eastover to the more industrial part of Bridgwater; unfortunately, J Sander's grandiose 1880s corner-turreted building has gone. Its replacement is truly dire, but York House on the left survives.

Memories of Bridgwater


Langport holds a special place to me, due mainly to the fact of my grandparents having me visit during school holidays for 4 weeks. My gradnfather was known as William Reeves-Lovesey and my grandmother was Ann Reeves-Lovesey. I don't know if any of your readers will remember the name . Grandma was an avid church goer. I visited ...Read full memory

Good Times

I spent many many good times at the lido every day in the school holidays, the lido was the place to be, meeting up with friends, spending all day there, it was just fab, none of this session swimming, it was one price, around 50-60 pence, and you had all day there, either taking a packed lunch or the staff would let you pop ...Read full memory

Kathleen Le Bargy Guernsey Evacuee 1940 1945

My mum Kathleen Le Bargy was evacuated to Bridgwater in 1940 and lived with Mr and Mrs Finch at 11 Kidsbury Road. I have a picture which is signed "To Kath, In loving memory of our war effort at British cellophane, Bridgwater Chemicals, empty cases etc. Good luck and Best Wishes Eileen ...Read full memory

Looking Back

My dad's sister worked in there behine the bar. In 2000 I did some photos, in and outside, below the garden was where the horses were kept. They used to hang the meat on big hooks. We found an old list of Honder members, it is in Black Museum now.

A memory of Bridgwater
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