Share your memories of the ROF

  Posted: 22.10.19 at 12:22 by The Editor

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To explore the ROF Bridgwater, Sedgemoor District Council and the South West Heritage Trust are inviting the public to share their memories and and help to create a community archive. On November 9 and November 13 you are invited to the 37 Club near Puriton for tea and cake and to share your stories. 22/10/19

ROF Bridgwater played an essential part in the manufacturing of defence materials during the Second World War. The project aims to gather as much information as possible to create a historical record of what life was like for those who lived and worked in this important local industry.Sedgemoor District Council and the South West Heritage Trust are inviting residents to share recollections, photographs and memorabilia at events to be held at the 37 Sports and Social Clubat Puriton,near Bridgwater on Saturday November 9 - 10am until 1pm and Wednesday November13- 1pm until 4pm.The ROF Bridgwater is being transformed by its new owners Gravity, into the next generation of innovation campuses with a strong community ethos, continuing the legacy of ROF37.Bob Croft - Head of Historic Environment, South West Heritage Trust. "We want to hear from anyone who worked at ROF Bridgwater or whose family were connected with this local industry. We would welcome stories, photographs, or other memorabilia that helps to tells the story of this significant site of historical interest."Cllr Gill Slocombe, Portfolioholder for Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council"ROF Bridgwater was a hub of activity in its day as both an employer but also as a community. We are excited that the legacy will live on in the shape of Gravity, where ROF Bridgwater once stood. I would like to encourage anyone with an interest in ROF Bridgwater to attend one of our events to share their memories about the place."Anyone with information and items to share about the site is invited to join a session on November 9 or November 13. There will be opportunities to record memories and to be interviewed by the project team. Tea and cake will be available.Venue for the meeting:  37 Sports and Social Club LimitedWoolavington Road, Puriton, Bridgwater, TA7 8AD ContactThe South West Heritage Trust01823 278 [email protected] Sedgemoor District CouncilSedgemoor District Council successfully secured an Enterprise Zone status for Gravity (previously known as Huntspill Energy Park) in 2017 for a period of 25 years. To find out more about the Enterprise Zone please visit: South West Heritage TrustThe South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon's rich heritage. As well as the widely-praised Museum of Somerset and the redeveloped Somerset Rural Life Museum, in Glastonbury, the Trust manages state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties. The Trust also provides essential advice about the historic environment and manages historic sites. Individuals and businesses are invited to support the charity through its Supporters' scheme.Visit #SWHTdiscovery GravityGravity will be an immersive, connected, intelligent, and sustainable mixed-use campus, home to the World's most innovative companies. Purpose-built, diverse workspaces and resilient technologies will be set against an established natural landscape - supporting a culture of innovation and well-being that blurs the boundaries between work and play. Gravity will be designed to shape connections between people and the places they work for a cleaner, sustainable 

Date: 19.10.2019
Time: 10:01
Location: Burtle Road, Burtle, Bridgwater

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