April 13, 2011
Channel's maritime history goes in the spotlight tonight
illustrated talk exploring the maritime history of the Bristol
Channel will be given in Highbridge this evening (Wednesday, April
Sedgemoor Local History Group is holding the talk and slide show
at the Lecture Theatre in King Alfred School.
"Visitors will be taken back to a period of vibrant activity
up and down the channel, recalling the skills and endeavours of
those who sailed these difficult waters," the group's Chairman,
John Strickland, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"It was in the 1980s that the last trading vessels used
the small ports and harbours of the Severn and Bristol Channel.
All are now either abandoned or yachting marinas."
event starts at 7pm and visitors are welcome to attend for just
The group is always looking for new material for its meetings
and if any readers have historical photographs or images they
would be willing to share, bring them to the meeting or contact
are coal boats being unloaded at Dunball around 1912