Published: March 12, 2012
History group puts spotlight on well-known Burnham-On-Sea investor

The 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.

The late George Reed will be the focus of a presentation by members of the North Sedgemoor History Group on Wednesday 14th March.

"Mr Reed funded the construction of many of Burnham's historic buildings," the history group's John Strickland told

"When he came to Burnham, he had the Manor House built and resided there for many years."

"Catherine 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 by train."

Wednesday's 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.


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