March 7, 2011
a trip back in time at Burnham-On-Sea history talk this week
200 historical photos showing life in Burnham-On-Sea during the
1900s will be shown during an illustrated talk in the town this
Sedgemoor Local History Group is holding the event at the Lecture
Theatre at King Alfred School this Wednesday (March 9th) at 7pm
when June Thomas will present 190 slides of Burnham and Highbridge
during the 1900s.
talk, 'Local people at work and play', will focus on people in
the town throughout the 1900s.
than places of interest, this presentation views the Burnham and
Highbridge area from a different angle, taking a look at the people
and what they did," the group's John Strickland told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are the people who were involved with The Brickworks, The Brewery,
The Railway and Jetty, and also local shops. Recreation also plays
a large part - The Tennis Courts in the Grove, The Bowling Green,
Model Yacht club and Entertainment."
talk will start in the Lecture Theatre of King Alfred School at
7pm and visitors are welcome to attend for just £1 each.
are several of the images that will be displayed, including John
Baker outside his Fish and Chip Shop at No 4 Cross Street; the
delivery boy for Lawrence's shop at 31 College Street around 1914;
and the paddle-steamer The Waverley at Burnham Jetty with a little
boy (Fred King) sitting crying because his father, the pilot,
would not let him onboard for a trip