film captures history of Burnham-On-Sea's boating pool
group of young film makers from Bridgwater was in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (March 6th), capturing scenes for a 'small screen
drama' about the town's beach boating pool.
war memorial, which is set to be demolished shortly, is the focus
of a history film by members of Bridgwater's Engine Room studio.
film will revolve around two young people visiting the boating
pool and getting transported back to the battlefields of World
War One, where they see at first hand the sacrifice that soldiers
made for the country," the studio's Deb Richardson explained
film will end with scenes of the pool being removed with the sun
setting behind. It will be a powerful dramatisation that will
make viewers think about the history."
pool, built in the 1920s, was given to Burnham by members of the
Braithwaite family, who constructed it in thanks for the safe
return of their five sons from the Great War. The discovery
of asbestos on the landmark recently delayed the work to demolish
the pool, but it is now set to proceed shortly.
photo shows the camera crew on Burnham seafront during Saturday