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Explore England's Past



Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project

The town of Watchet did not have its own war memorial recording the names of those killed in the First World War until 2014.

Watchet was formerly the terminus of two railway lines.

Like many harbour towns Watchet developed several small industries.

Walking, carefully, on the beach below the cliffs from Watchet's West Beach to Blue Anchor you can see huge falls of rock in which shine bright fra

Watchet’s seamen included many characters of whom the fictional Anc