Published: October 29, 2011
Author of new Burnham-On-Sea history book holds signing session

Burnham-On-Sea author Bob Thomas held a special book signing session on Saturday (October 29th) when his new publication exploring the town's history went on sale.

As reported by here, Bob has compiled over 275 photographs of events, places and people for the new title, called The Book Of Burnham-On-Sea - A Record Of The Ebb and Flow Of A Somerset Seaside Town.

There was a steady flow of readers keen to snap up signed copies of the publication during Saturday's session.

"There has been a lot of interest from people - and I have already received lots of positive feedback," he told

The large-format book features 160 pages and includes historic photographs, maps, drawings and illustrations.

In it, Bob recounts many incidents from Burnham's past, reaching back to Arthurian legend, including a major naval battle, smuggling, piracy, shipwreck and murder. "It's been wonderful to put together and it makes a great read," he added.

Published by Halsgrove, the book is now on sale at £24.99 and can be bought online here via or from GW Hurleys book store in The High Street.


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