New commemorative wall unveiled in Highbridge's Apex Park
commemorative wall has been unveiled in Highbridge's Apex Park
to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Overseen by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and Burnham-On-Sea Dreamscheme,
the 's-shaped' wall has been constructed next to the main car
The Rotary Club undertook the design and construction of the
wall to mark not only the Jubilee but also in recognition of the
work that the young people of Burnham Dreamscheme do in aid of
the local community.
The project was managed by the Rotary Club Jim Tancock and Mike
Squire. Jim told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "First and second year
apprentices from Bridgwater College undertook the building of
the wall as part of their construction training, and the young
men worked through all weathers to complete the task on time to
a very high standard."
April, around 30 young people from Burnham Dreamscheme made and
hand-painted 96 ceramic tiles bearing their interpretations of
the 'Queen's Crown', which have been inserted into both faces
of the wall."
"A commemorative Diamond Jubilee plaque is also built into
the brick face on each elevation. There are two more plaques,
one highlighting the Rotary Club, The Dreamscheme and Bridgwater
College. A further one names the sponsoring suppliers who generously
gave cash and materials."
"A seat will be provided on each side to enable visitors
to Apex Park to rest and admire the views, and the Rotary Club
are awaiting the materials' delivery to manufacture them."
Major contributions were given by Ashley Edwards, Bridgwater
College Building Construction Apprentices, Bill Hancock, Brandon
Hire, Burnham Fire Brigade, Burnham Funeral Services, Colin Durston,
CRS Building Supplies, Dreamscheme Members, David Lemon, Dulhorn
Farm Holiday Park, Di'Mascios, Burnham & Highbridge Town Council
(Cash Grant), Jewson Ltd, Louise Squire Designer, Lympsham Concrete,
Mark Priddis Groundworks, Sedgemoor District Council (Cash Grant),
Travis-Perkins, Topps Tiles and Viridor Waste Management.
Pictured: The crowd watching the unveiling of the commemorative
wall in Apex Park at the weekend