What happened to the “E” in Bridgwater? If you drive through the Waverley West development in South Winnipeg you will notice that the “E” is missing in the spelling of Bridgwater Lakes, Bridgwater Forest, Bridgwater Trails and Bridgwater Centre. Was it a spelling mistake? I thought so! Did you? But as it turns out, they are actually named after Arthur Bridgwater who served as the Chief of the Fort Garry Police Department from 1945 to 1974. Not only does it memorialize Mr. Bridgwater’s years of service, it also commemorates local history as it was the former site of the Bridgwater Park police shooting range. If you are still sad about the missing the E, don’t worry, there are extra ones in South Pointe and Prairie Pointe … and a street in the neighbourhood called Bridgeland Drive WITH an E.
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Facts • 29 March 2021
Where is the “E” in Bridgwater?
by Justin Pokrant
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