[16], Bridgwater was incorporated by charter of Edward IV (1468),[2] confirmed in 1554, 1586, 1629 and 1684. Deciding to push Sedgemoor FM towards an older demographic than its predecessor, the team have successfully created a radio station that the community have welcomed. Choose your rate. [11] William Briwere also founded St John's hospital[12] which, by the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII, was worth the substantial sum of almost 121 pounds,[13] as well as starting the construction of the town's first stone bridge. Tom Copestake left Access FM in October 2015 and the station went through a re-branding process under a revised management team. TripAdvisor Traveller rating: 767 reviews Travelers Choice Guest Rating: 4.5. Access FM was initiated as a function of Bridgwater's YMCA and as such held the same values as the charity. The College has an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally as a highly successful provider of education and training. Many of the voluntary presenters were aged 16 – 20 and the station acted as the first step into the industry. [14], During the 11th century Second Barons' War against Henry III, Bridgwater was held by the barons against the King. Search 141 Bridgwater, Somerset builders to find the best builder for your project. Being close to the M5 motorway and halfway between Bristol and Exeter, Bridgwater is also home to two major distribution centres, while retailer Argos has a regional distribution centre based at Huntworth. Hier befindet sich das „Somerset Brick & Tile Museum“, ein Ziegeleimuseum. The Bridgwater Arts Centre was opened on 10 October 1946, the first community arts centre opened in the UK with financial assistance from the newly established Arts Council of England. Sedgemoor FM broadcasts on 104.2FM across Bridgwater and the rest of the district, providing listeners with a unique schedule of programming specific for the community. It also has outreach centres in Lufton near Yeovil and Paignton. [40], The first council estate to be built was in the 1930s at Kendale Road, followed by those at Bristol Road. The station was the first in history to provide live broadcast coverage from Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival in 2014. [24], Following the restoration of the monarchy, in 1663 the non-conformist Reverend John Norman, vicar from 1647 to 1660, was one of several 'religious fanatics' confined to their homes by Lord Stawell's militia. [66], The Bridgwater constituency has been represented in Parliament since 1295. The primary and infant schools in Bridgwater include: Eastover Community Primary School, Hamp Community Junior School, Sedgemoor Manor School, St John and St Francis Primary School, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, St Mary's Primary School, Somerset Bridge Primary School, Spaxton Church of England Primary School, Westover Green Primary School and Hamp Nursery and Infants School. [25] Bridgwater, being staunchly Protestant at the time of the plot celebrated the thwarting of the conspiracy with particular enthusiasm. [119] Upstream of this is the retractable Telescopic Bridge, built in 1871 to the design of Sir Francis Fox, the engineer for the Bristol and Exeter Railway. Flood maps for other places near Bridgwater. [146] Bridgwater Arts Centre was the venue for the first post-war meeting of the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne in 1947.[147]. A SOMERSET care home has been sold, and becomes part of a larger care operation. Somerset South West. The offences all happened in Bridgwater within a six-day period – between Thursday 19 and Tuesday 24 November. The slow passage of a herd of cows along its roads precludes entry to any 'B... more details. [142], Nearing Bridgwater on the M5 motorway it is possible to see the Willow Man sculpture, a striding human figure constructed from willow, sometimes called the Angel of the South (see also Angel of the North). The importance of shipping and the docks started to decline after 1886, the year in which the opening of the Severn Tunnel caused a severe drop in coal imports by sea. In the English Civil War the town and the castle were held by the Royalists under Colonel Edmund Wyndham, a personal acquaintance of the King. George Hennet's Bridgwater Iron Works worked on bridges, railways and machinery for Brunel and Robert Stephenson. [24], The Chandos Glass Cone was built in 1725 as a glasswork firing kiln by James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos as part of an industrial development. [19][20][21][22][23] The importance of these markets and fairs for the sale of wool and wine, and later of cloth, declined after medieval times. The National Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge, Vol III, London, Charles Knight, 1847, p.802. Bridgwater was chosen as the location as it was in the centre of Somerset. [63] Marine sand and gravel accounted for 55,754 tonnes (61,458 tons) of the total tonnage of 90,213 tonnes (99,443 tons) using the Port facilities in 2006, with salt products accounting for 21,170 tonnes (23,340 tons) in the same year. Bridgwater. Mid Worle - 24 cases. [80] The annual mean temperature is approximately 10 °C (50.0 °F). [55] A floating harbour was constructed between 1837–1841 and the canal was extended to the harbour. [153] During the first weekend of July, the annual "Somerfest" arts festival is held in Bridgwater. 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Im Zweiten Weltkrieg war die nahebei gelegene Munitionsfabrik Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Bridgwater von Bedeutung. 19. Community Care & Support Worker - Bridgwater North Somerset Council Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom 3 weeks ago Be among the first 25 applicants. [149] A sailor who had sailed "from Bridgwater with bricks" and found "There was lice in that bunk in Bridgwater" features in James Joyce's Ulysses (Chapter 16).[150]. 3 January 2021. After 1827, it was also possible to transfer goods to Taunton via the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal at Huntworth. [90] A major manufacturing centre for clay tiles and bricks in the 19th century, including the famous "Bath brick", were exported through the port. Bridgwater ist eine Stadt mit etwa 36.000 Einwohnern im Südwesten Englands. 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The bridge was last opened in 1953, and the traverser section was demolished in 1974, but public outcry at the action resulted in the bridge being listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and the rest of the bridge was kept. After a short period of use for glassmaking it was converted for the production of pottery, bricks and tiles, which continued until 1939. The Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival takes place at the beginning of March[155] each year and features the best in local produce with cooking demonstrations taking place from local chefs. Cameras and edit suites can also be hired and day courses on using creative software are run regularly. In addition to a keep, located at the south-east corner of what is now King Square, documents show that the complex included a dungeon, chapel, stables and a bell tower. He later lost his head in the Tower of London,[31] and nine locals were executed for treason. Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed a brick bridge, known as the Somerset Bridge, with a 100 feet (30 m) span but a rise of just 12 feet (3.7 m). A man has been remanded in custody after appearing before North Somerset Magistrates charged with five counts of burglary at homes and businesses. Somerset preparing for mass Covid-19 vaccinations. NEW SUPPORT: with the continuation of restrictions in Somerset we are here to help. [69], Bridgwater was in the South West England constituency for elections to the European Parliament, prior to Brexit in 2020. Standing 12 metres tall, the Willow Man celebrates the long history of willow cultivation on the Somerset Levels, and is composed of thousands of locally grown black mall willow withies (stems) woven around a steel frame. Bought by UCB Films in 1996, the town suffered a blow in 2005 when Innovia Films closed the cellophane factory. Bowerings Animal Feed Mill is now the only industry still located at the docks. [36], In 1896, the trade unionists of Bridgwater's brick and tile industry were involved a number of strikes. [61], Sedgemoor District Council acts as the Competent Harbour Authority for the port, and has provided pilotage services for all boats over 98 feet (30 m) using the river since 1998, when it took over the service from Trinity House. It possesses a fine painted reredos, and has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.[136]. [54] By trans-shipping into barges at the Town Bridge the Parrett was navigable as far as Langport and (via the River Yeo) to Ilchester. [99], At the start of World War II, the government built a factory to manufacture high explosives at Puriton near Bridgwater. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The satellite coordinates of Bridgwater are: latitude 51°7'40"N and longitude 3°0'13"W There are 3116 places (city, towns, hamlets …) within a radius of 100 kilometers / 62 miles from the center of Bridgwater, the nearest place in the area is Hamp Bridge, Somerset. In 1828, 40 ships were registered in the port, averaging 60 tons each. As trade expanded during the Industrial Revolution, Bridgwater was linked to Taunton by the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal (1827), although initially it ran from a basin south of Bridgwater at Huntworth. [7] In a legend of Alfred the Great, he burnt some cakes while hiding in the marshes of Athelney near Bridgwater, after the Danish invasion in 875, while in 878 the major engagement of the Battle of Cynwit may have been at nearby Cannington. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest since 1989,[77] and is designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The lido, which had three pools, a diving bay and paddling pool, was demolished in the late 1980s to make way for a supermarket, and to fund the indoor Sedgemoor Splash swimming pool in Mount Street, which opened in 1991. [2][10] Bridgwater Castle was a substantial structure built in Old Red Sandstone, covering a site of 8 or 9 acres (32,000 to 36,000 m2). This provides a maternity unit and 30 inpatient beds. It is intended for construction of temporary accommodation for 1,000 workers involved in the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.[113][114]. Place Distance; Northfield flood map: 629 m: Newtown flood map: 727 m: Eastover flood map: 764 m: Hamp flood map: 1.1 km: Wembdon flood map: 1.4 km : Sydenham flood map: 1.7 km: Willstock … Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has completed on the sale of Worcester Lodge, an established care home situated in Clevedon, North Somerset. Now held annually on the Saturday after the first Friday of November (i.e. The fair is now a funfair, ranked as second largest in England after the Nottingham Goose Fair. The building, which dated from 1693, was originally the south gate almshouse but was gradually taken over as a workhouse. Apply on company website Save. [39] During the preparations for the invasion of Europe, American troops were based in the town. [27] Eventually, with many buildings destroyed in the town, the castle and its valuable contents were surrendered to the Parliamentarians on 21 July 1645. These industries collapsed in the aftermath of World War II due to the failure to introduce mechanisation, although the automated Chilton Tile Factory, which produced up to 5 million tiles each year, lasted until 1968. [65], In 2018 Diogo Rodrigues became the first Portuguese national to be elected as a Mayor in England, also becoming Bridgwater's youngest ever mayor. Bridgwater North - 26 cases. 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[95], The Bridgwater Town Mill, originating in the Middle Ages is located at the end of Blake Street, and there are plans to develop it as an extension to the Blake Museum, A house in Blake Street, largely restored, is believed to be the birthplace of Robert Blake in 1598, and is now the Blake Museum. Most of its industrial bases still stand today. LOCKDOWN. Recent News Posts. [133], Further Education is provided by Bridgwater and Taunton College which was formerly Bridgwater Technical School. [123] In March 1958 a new reinforced concrete road bridge, the Blake Bridge, was opened as part of a bypass to take traffic away from the centre of Bridgwater. Bridgwater is the home of Music on the Quantocks, Somerset's most successful music series specialising in world-class classical music. 18. The foundations of the tower forming the north-east corner of the castle are buried beneath Homecastle House. Die Hauptstadt ist Taunton, früher war es Somerton. Congresbury and Kewstoke - 25 cases. 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