The Bagehot Memorial Fund was established to finance two major continuing tasks:
1. To refurbish & maintain the Bagehot family gravesite in All Saints’ Churchyard, Langport.
2. To commemorate in other ways, locally and beyond, the life and work of Walter Bagehot as Langport’s most famous citizen.
A number of activities have been organised to raise awareness about Walter Bagehot. These include debates, exhibitions, a hustings, writing articles and publishing Bagehot’s ‘wise words’ in The Leveller, a monthly newspaper.
We have planned a series of interpretation boards to display information about Bagehot at appropriate locations in Langport. This is both to inform the local community and to add interest to Langport as a visitor destination.