THE popular History Day held in Bridgwater is set to make a welcomed return this weekend.

Bridgwater Arts Centre will play host to the event on Saturday November 18 from 10am until 4pm.

Bridgwater History Day will feature talks from local historians on an array of topics, as well as opportunities to watch films, and browse stalls from local organisations.

A free 'Medieval' lunch will be offered to all in attendance, provided by community cook Lesley Gates.

Cllr Mick Lerry, Mayor of Bridgwater, will welcome visitors to the event at 10:30am, preceding a talk from town council leader Cllr Brian Smedley on Suzanne Hannay.

Historian David Sutcliffe will present his “The Songs of Cecil Sharp” talk from 11:30am-12:00pm, followed by a talk from Robbert Turner on RAF Westonzoyland.

Burnham-born John Strickland will give insight into the story behind the SS Nornen shipwreck in Berrow, preceding Dave Chapple's talk on Somerset Coal Miners at 2pm.

The day will finish from 2:30pm until 3:30pm with two short films (Crypts and Tombs and Memorials of St Mary’s (Pt 1 & Pt 2)) available to view in the Gallery, Bar and Kelting room.

The event is completely free to attend, and sponsored by Bridgwater Town Council in co-operation with Bridgwater & Taunton College.