Published: May 8, 2010
In photos: Burnham's Marine Cove hosts war-themed open day

A wartime-themed open day was held at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens on Saturday (May 8th), marking 65 years since the end of World War II in Europe.

The event, organised by the Friends of Marine Cove in partnership with Sedgemoor District Council, was held to commemorate VE Day - declared on 8 May 1945 - and also to highlight plans for the seafront site.

Pre-war cars were on show outside the gardens, as well as classic cycles and council staff dressed in wartime outfits.

There was also a chance for members of the public to discuss the council's bid for Lottery funding, which is key to the regeneration project for the gardens.

The council's second round lotto bid of £353,200 was submitted by Sedgemoor District Council on March 1st and a decision is scheduled to be made by the Heritage Lottery Fund at the end of June or early July.

Andy Brewer, Betty McArdle, Joshua Spratt, Harley Cook and John Smith at Saturday's event

The council's Harley Cook and Kathryn Goodliffe with several of the cars on display


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