Published: October 19, 2011
New 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.

Burnham 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 Seaside Town.

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 this week.

Published by Halsgrove, the book goes on sale this week at £24.99 and it can be bought online here via or from GW Hurleys in The High Street. Bob will hold a signing session at Hurleys from 11am on October 29th.


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