March 2, 2009
Tree to be planted in memory
of former Burnham-On-Sea Mayor
tree is to be planted in memory of a former Mayor of Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge later this week.
special ceremony in remembrance of the late Denis Hewings, pictured,
will be held this Saturday (March 7th) at 2pm at the Burnham Area
Youth Centre in Cassis Close, in conjunction with members of Burnham
and Highbridge Town Council.
Hewings was awarded a Civic Award by the town council to recognise
his work for both towns. He died in 2007, as reported
here, after a long-running throat problem.
also functioned as the BAY Centre's self-designated caretaker,
gardener and general handyman. Sadly, his health eventually deteriorated
so much that he was forced to give up the roles.
His support for the centre is still missed and BAY Centre Chairman
Julia Elswood told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "When the council
asked if they could plant a tree in his memory, we thought it
an excellent idea. The BAY Centre owes him a debt of gratitude
that can never be fully repaid."
are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will be followed by
refreshments in the BAY Centre.