Published: September 12, 2010
Take a step back in time at Burnham-On-Sea history talks

Burnham-On-Sea residents can experience a blast from the past when a series of talks featuring the town's history start next month.

Scenes like these in Burnham's College Street (above), Brent Knoll (below) and Highbridge will be on show during North Sedgemoor Local History Group's talks at 7pm on the second Wednesday of every month in the lecture theatre at King Alfred School.

The group was formed in the late 1970s and its prime aim is to share historical knowledge relating to Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding areas.

The organisation has just announced its programme of slideshows for the coming year and these include 13th October - The Railway in the 50's & 60's South of Bristol; 10th November - A Time Travel Trip Around Burnham; 8th December - Pleasure Steamers of the Bristol Channel.

Next year, the schedule includes 12th January 2011 - A Look at Brent Knoll; 9th February - Brunel's SS Great Britain & Salvage, 9th March - Local People at Work & Play; 13th April - Lost Ports of the River Severn & Bristol Channel; 11th May - Victorian Pleasures & Pastimes; and 8th June - The Somerset & Dorset Railway, the Branch & Its Twigs.

Membership costs just three pounds for the year, or visitors are welcome for a particular evening for just one pound.

Pictured are (top) College Street in Burnham-On-Sea, (centre) the Brent Knoll Beacon for the Jubilee in 1887, and (above) Highbridge Train Station


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