photos: Highbridge marks World Holocaust Day at Frank Foley Statue
short service took place next to Highbridge's Frank Foley Statue
in Market Street on Wednesday (January 27th) to commemorate World
service was conducted by the Hope Baptist Church Minister Reverend
Andrew Jackson, assisted by Reverend Christine Judson of St John's
A wreath was laid at the statue by Burnham and Highbridge Mayor
Cllr Derick Cooper and Mayoress Christine Cooper, as pictured,
on behalf of the town towns. Sedgemoor District Council Chairman,
Cllr Mrs Jane Moreton, was also among the congregation.
statue at the centre of Wednesday's ceremony is named after Highbridge-born
Frank Foley, who was employed as a Passport Control Officer in
Berlin from 1920 until 1939. In his role, he was able to help
hundreds of Jews escape from Nazi Germany before the outbreak
of World War Two.