Lottery-backed online history of Highbridge is launched
new online history of Highbridge, supported by funding from the
National Lottery, has been launched this week.
Capture Highbridge, the site builds upon the work of the Highbridge
History Project and its contributors.
they created an exhibition in 2002 and a book, which was published
from members of the public covered the original printing costs
of the book and sales of additional copies have raised funds for
groups and facilities in Highbridge.
book is now out of print, although copies remain in the local
The recently installed Highbridge History Panels in the town have
renewed peoples interest in their local heritage and, after
discussions with Sue Quatermass, Community Development Worker,
the Highbridge History Project agreed to make the information
in the book available online.
Using the book as the foundation for the site, Capture Highbridge
co-ordinators Somerset Film hope that the archive will continue
to grow by enabling individuals to adding photos, memories and
updating information capturing the town and their lives. The site
can be accessed here.
are Will Bix and Deb Richardson from Bridgwater's Engine Room
studio, which are behind the new site, at Thursday's launch in