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A-Z of Bridgwater: Places-People-History (Paperback)

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The Somerset town of Bridgwater was an important inland port on the River Parrett in the Middle Ages, linked inland during the Industrial Revolution with the construction of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. Bridgwater became the main manufacturing town in Somerset, including ship building, iron foundries and the manufacture of clay tiles and bricks and cellophane and although these industries have declined in the later 20th century it is still a major industrial centre with a diverse cultural life, including an arts centre, music festivals, its Guy Fawkes Carnival and the second biggest fair in the country.

In A-Z of Bridgwater author Lynne Cleaver delves into the history of the town, highlighting well-known landmarks, events and famous residents, such as Admiral Robert Blake's birthplace, the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum and the historic port and quayside and the Battle of Sedgemoor fought on the Somerset Levels outside the town, as well as digging beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser known facts about Bridgwater and its hidden places of interest. This fascinating A-Z tour of Bridgwater's history is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this Somerset town.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal history Publisher: Amberley Publishing Publication Date: 15/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9781445697888  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lynne Cleaver's interest in local history began with an A-level project on her village near Scarborough. On leaving school she started work at Scarborough library, where she soon joined the Reference & Local Studies department. After a career break Lynne took a job at Gloucestershire County Library Service where she worked primarily in the Local History Department. Lynne undertakes private family and local history research for those unable to do their own. She is married with two children and now lives in Somerset.

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