Securing our history for the future

The Bawdrip History & Archive Group is a non-profit-making, village community project run by volunteer residents. We normally meet on the 3rd Thursday at the Parish Hall at 7.30pm

The primary function of the Group is to collect and preserve documents and material reflecting the life and times of our villages and their heritage. This to include old photographs, documents, archaeological objects, audio recordings or any other interesting items.

The group is currently creating a village heritage trail and has won Lottery funding for this. Various events  are planned for the next year A Bawdrip Trail will be created to cover the main historic features of our village.
The focus will be three interpretation boards.
Building up to this we will be holding walks and talks to share stories about where the Romans landed, traded and travelled, where Sedgemoor rebels marched, when trains came, went and stopped, where cows grazed, where owls, hares and skylarks still live, where the tall man worked in the smallest house and the blind willow weaver worked and where man left his mark. We will have conducted tours of the X1Vth church to see where Eleanor Lovell might have hid and the resting place of Sir Simon de Bradney.
We will be telling the story of Bawdrip, through its history, its buildings and its landscape. We will be engaging people young and old to share and research the facts through organised talks, walks,visits and workshops.

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