Events

Apart from all the hard work the Friends achieve they also enjoy organising a small number of events each year. These events provide a social venue for the members themselves and also help to raise the profile of cemetery and the work of all the volunteers. These events also give us a platform to invite and meet others who might take an interest in the cemetery and become members. These Events are open to everyone to attend and there is sometimes a retiring collection at the end of proceedings. There are records of other events in our members section.

2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Lockdown, all events have been postponed for the time being. Further details will follow as we are able. Meanwhile, as you are not able to come to use, we can come to you: please find below a series of little videos exploring the history of burial in Bridgwater, and on the Wembdon Road Cemetery.

Video Talks

Annual General Meeting 2021

Date TBC July 2021, at 7pm, venue to be confirmed, but usually held in the Mayor's Parlour, Bridgwater Town Hall (entrance via the Town Clerk's Office).

Postponed: Blake Museum Exhibition and Talk

POSTPONED To mark the 10 year anniversary of the Friends, our chairman will be giving a talk on the cemetery at Bridgwater's Blake Museum. An exhibition of the Friends' work will be held there at the same time.

Past Events

Cemetery Friends Visit
Friday 12 April 2019
First World War Centenary Event
Friday 7 September 2018
Cyril Ricks Memorial Rededication - Titanic Victim
Friday 13 July 2018
Saving a Cemetery Spring Tour
13 May 2017
Dedication of a Tree and Memorial to Dr Peter Cattermole
12 May 2017
Visit to Mendip Hospital Cemetery, Wells
17 October 2016
Visit by the Bridgwater & District Civic Society
14 September 2016
Foster-Barham Memorial Rededication
22 July 2016
Walking Tour: The Mariners of Bridgwater
14 May 2016
Board Memorial Rededication
24 July 2015
Visit to Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff
20 June 2015
Spring Tour: The Brickmakers of Bridgwater
23 May 2015
Tree Planting Ceremony
25 March 2015
Cottam Memorial Rededication
5 September 2014
Spring Tour: Remembering the Great War
25 May 2014
Holland Memorial Rededication
2 April 2014
Visit to Arnos Vale, Bristol
17 November 2013
Summer Tour
16 June 2013
Cook Memorial Rededication
1 December 2011

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