I know you are saying what has this engine to do with Bridgwater. Actually, it’s a very historic steam locomotive and Bridgwater plays an important part in its history. 0-4-0ST number 1338 is one of a class of only two engines, unusually employing Kitson-Hawthorn valve gear with the link above the running plate, built for the Cardiff Railway in 1898.
Bridgwater Pumping Station is actually at Westonzoyland and was the first steam powered pumping station on the Somerset Levels established in 1830 and is now an accredited museum dedicated to steam power and land drainage.
Yesterday afternoon, 29th September, at 5.15pm, the fire service received a call to attend a fallen beech tree, approximately 30m tall, which had landed on a house and a car, and bringing down telephone lines.