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Find out what the old Somerset words 'shrowcropped' and 'bombay runners' refer to, who tried to assassinate Oliver Cromwell (and missed) what is a squib and why Bridgwater is so crazy about carnivals!
Welcome to the Bridgwater hidden history Storywalk linked to the England Coast Path. This trail is designed to be like a skimming stone of interesting facts, myth, history and tales linked to this location. The walks are designed to be read aloud to family and friends and to embellish your experience of Bridgwater.
Route - beginning at the Admiral Blake statue in the middle of town, this trail then journeys through the streets and past the Blake Museum to finally finish at the docks.
To delve deeper into the local history, then please visit the Blake Museum, the Brick and Tile Museum, or Bridgwater library.
Length - 1 mile / 1.7km, allow a couple of hours at an amble.
Access - generally level throughout.