The Bridgwater Historical Tapestry
The Bridgwater Historical tapestry was designed and made by the Girls of Westover Secondary
Modern School in 1951 to celebrate the Festival of Britain of the same year. It was extended in
1969, by the Pupils of Westover Secondary Mixed School, as a celebration of 500 years of the
Mayorality of Bridgwater. The linear tapestry consists of a number of embroidered panels depicting
events during Bridgwater's long history.
Copyright © Bridgwater Blake Museum 2023
From Stone Age to Modern Age, there’s something for everyone.
It should be noted that there are one or two facts of an historical nature that are incorrect
1. Princess Alexandra did not open the Lido in 1961, this was carried out by the Bridgwater’s first
Lady Mayor, Alderman, Mrs. A. B. Potterton, in 1960.
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