Sedgemoor District Council has put in place today a range of measures to help some of the businesses in the District that are affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It has created a page on its website where these measures are described and which has links to the other help and advice available, regionally and nationally.
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.
The last meeting of the year for members of the Bridgwater & District Archaeological Society ended on a high note when Chris Webster, the Historic Environment Records Manager for the South West Heritage Trust, gave members a glimpse into the past of Taunton Castle and grounds. This was followed by a time for members to socialise over wine and an extensive buffet.