MAY DAY HISTORY WALK THROUGH BRIDGWATER
Tuesday 1st May 2012 at 6:30pm
To celebrate International Workers' Day on Tuesday 1st May, Bridgwater Trades Council has arranged a guided walk through scenes from Bridgwater's radical past. Walkers will meet at the Fountain Inn, West Quay, at 6.30pm, and the pace will be leisurely!
Starting at Bridgwater Arts Centre, and calling at the Magistrates Court, Market Street, Town Hall, Dockers' Hall, Unity House, and a host of other locations, local historians Brian Smedley and Dave Chapple will describe Bridgwater's rich and rebellious past along the way. Commentary includes the Brickyard Strike of 1896, the General Strike of 1926, housing conditions in the 1920s, and the Poll Tax protests in the 1990s.
The walk will finish at 9pm at the Fountain Inn, and all are welcome.
For further details phone 01278 450562