BRIDGWATER NEWS: Northgate memorial unveiled

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Northgate memorial unveiled

A NEW memorial area reflecting the history of the Northgate site in Bridgwater has been officially unveiled.

Northgate was home to a Victorian Workhouse which became a hospital and registry office in the 1980s.

A new primary school is being built on the site and a seating area has been created alongside the nearly completed school.

The seating area has been built partially from bricks reclaimed from the hospital and features three information boards telling the history of the site and the town’s brick-making past.

Chairman of Somerset County Council, Cllr William Wallace, dedicated the memorial to Bridgwater Town Council on Saturday (July 29, 2017) and the space will be maintained by Sedgemoor District Council.

Representatives from the county council, Sedgemoor District Council and Bridgwater Town Council as well as Keir Construction, which is building the school, were at the dedication which took place on the day of the inaugural Quayside Festival in the town.

More photos from the dedication ceremony can be found in this gallery - http://www.bridgwaterpress.co.uk/blog/2017/07/30/northgate-memorial-unveiling-july-29-2017/ .

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