book on Burnham-On-Sea's history to be published this week
A new book that promises to take readers on a journey through
Burnham-On-Sea's colourful history is being published this week.
author Bob Thomas, pictured, 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
The large-format book features 160 pages and includes historic
photographs, maps, drawings and illustrations.
In it, Bob recounts many incidents of Burnham's past, reaching
back to Arthurian legend, including a major naval battle, smuggling,
piracy, shipwreck and murder.
Whilst he relates the stories of the good, the bad and the downright
evil, most of his fascinating text is about ordinary folk who
sometimes did extra-ordinary things.
"It's been wonderful to put together and it makes a great
book. There has been lots of interest from people wanting to get
copies," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
Published by Halsgrove, the book goes on sale this week at £24.99
and it can be bought online
here via Amazon.co.uk or from GW Hurleys in The High Street.
Bob will hold a signing session at Hurleys from 11am on October