BRIDGWATER History Day returns once again this Saturday, giving an insight into the town’s rich heritage.

Taking place at Bridgwater Arts Centre on Saturday, November 23 from 10am until 4pm, the free event will feature six speakers covering a wide variety of speakers.

David Greenfield, who was a bridge engineer for more than 30 years will give a talk on ‘Six Bridgwater bridges’.

Stewarts Richards, son of influential former mayor Ken Richards, and an active volunteer at the Bridgwater Blake Museum, will talk about ‘The History of Cellophane and its manufacture in Bridgwater’.

Matthew Smith will tell the unusual life story of former Bridgwater councillor Donald Crowhurst, businessman and amateur yachtsmen.

Crowhurst’s decision to enter the Sunday Times ‘Golden Globe Race’ and his disappearance inspired the 2018 film The Mercy, starring Colin Firth.

In the afternoon local historian Chris Sidaway will discuss Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Somerset and the Coleridge Way.

During his time as an Arts Officer he contributed to setting up the River Parrett Trail and came up with the concept of the Coleridge Way both of which are promoted heritage walking trails.

Bridgwater Town Council leader Cllr Brian Smedley will give a talk on Bridgwater’s MPs through the years, before the event is rounded off by the day’s MC Val Bannister discussing Bridgwater’s Workhouses.