History group puts spotlight on well-known Burnham-On-Sea investor
life and times of a Burnham-On-Sea investor who is credited with
funding the construction of many of the town's best-known buildings
will go under the spotlight this week.
late George Reed will be the focus of a presentation by members
of the North Sedgemoor History Group on Wednesday 14th March.
Reed funded the construction of many of Burnham's historic buildings,"
the history group's John Strickland told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"When he came to Burnham, he had the Manor House built and
resided there for many years."
and Julia Terraces were named after his two daughters and he also
built the former St Andrew's School on The Esplanade and was instrumental
in the railway coming to Burnham, having his hotel - now correctly
called the Reed Arms - built to satisfy the tourists that arrived
talk will start at 7pm in Highbridge's King Alfred School Lecture
Theatre when visitors will be welcome to attend for just £1
or become a member of the group for £3.