Aspects of the Town's history have been well covered in recent years with books appearing on Carnival, Railways and Pubs, but there are conspicuous gaps. The editors of this site have complied this short list - in no ways exhaustive - suggesting areas in need of exploration. Either full narrative histories, or brief overviews, or just resources and materials relating to these. All contributions help to advance the history of our town.
We would encourage members of the public interested in any of these to explore these broad areas:
Choirs: Bridgwater Choral Society to be done.
Opera: the Amateur Operatic and the Light Opera Societies to be done.
Amateur Dramatics to be done.
Arts generally to be done.
The Arts Centre to be done.
Bridgwater shops, shopfronts and shopping to be done.
Sport: Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, etc to be done.
Education: Dr Morgans School; the various C19 Board schools of the town; Bridgwater Art school/technical school Blake Street; modern schools; Bridgwater College to be done.
Dissenting churches: to be done.
See Edmund Porter, Bridgwater Industry Past and Present (updated to 2016) https://www.bridgwaterheritage.org.uk/friarn/porter%20bw%20industry.pdf
Numerous industries mentioned here are worth further research. The Douglas Allen photographic archive in the Museum library is a rich source of images of Bridgwater industry 1954-1999. See RESOURCES: LIBRARIES below.
Especially useful would be a list with maps from the Ordance Survey of all the known brick and tile yards in the town and surrounding area.