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A Memorial, Masons & Mutiny

Whilst patrolling Bridgwater in the early 1970s as a Constable I became aware of a Memorial on the North West Corner of St. Mary Church. The inscription was missing and the iconography on the stone work surround meant nothing to me until I became a Freemason and was able to appreciate its possible Masonic influence.

Many have tried over the years to find what it represents and when it was put there, to date nothing has been established to confirm it`s origins. A possible answer lies within the records of the church at Taunton Archives.

Online research has uncovered some information regarding the church and developed suggestions of others interested in the Memorial. It includes some aspects of the lives of early Bridgwater Masons both operative and speculative who gave assistance in repairing the Church after storm damage or involved in the Nore Mutiny of 1797.

Jerry Heyes 2020

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