book chronicles history of Burnham-On-Sea
MP has this week been presented with one of the first copies of
a new book featuring the colourful history of the town's community
centre in Berrow Road.
by Veronica Richardson, the archivist of Burnham's University
of the Third Age, the book was handed to David Heathcoat-Amory.
Henton, Secretary of Burnham's U3A, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
interesting history chronicles the life of the Community Centre
from the 1830s, when it was built by Dr Walker King, Bishop of
Rochester, as a private house."
book also looks at the property's time as a home for the blind
and in more recent times as a youth centre, becoming eventually
a centre for the Burnham Community Association leased from its
owners Sedgemoor District Council."
This week's presentation was conducted by the Burnham Community
Association's Chairman, Ken Hindle, and was aimed at raising the
profile of the centre and assisting in its ongoing campaign to
raise funds for repairs. Copies of the book are available from
the Community Centre priced at £2.50 each.
are Ken Hindle, Chairman of the Community Centre with author Veronica
Richardson and David Heathcoat-Amory