group unveils plans for town-wide lighthouse trail in Burnham
group of artists in Burnham-On-Sea hopes to replicate some of
the success of Bristol's Gromit trail by launching a lighthouse
trail across the town next year.
(Highbridge and Burnham Artists) is leading a new project to build
twenty 6ft-tall replicas of Burnham's famous beach lighthouse
which will be installed across the town.
Lighthouse Trail will raise funds for the Christine Woodberry
Memorial Trust, set up in memory of a Burnham resident who died
of ovarian cancer in 2008.
decorated wooden lighthouses - which will be positioned at prominent
sites across the town such as The Pavilion and Tourist Information
Centre - are being built by Woodberry Brothers and Haines.
firm has offered to provide the materials and workshop space,
while the lighthouses will be decorated by artists from HABA.
saw the success of the Gromit trail in Bristol and thought it
would be great to have a trail right here in Burnham. Our lighthouse
is unique to Burnham and perfect for this project," organiser
Sarah Berryman told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
hope to launch the lighthouse trail sometime in May with The Lighthouse
Inn in Burnham during a daytime family event. The lighthouses
will then be moved to their locations and remain on display for
a period of time."
added: "We're so lucky to have great support from Woodberry
Brothers, particularly Paul Plume, who is leading the construction
of the lighthouses for us."
Funds will be raised by collections at each of the lighthouses
plus from sponsors and the sale of trail maps across the town.
is currently seeking sponsors and has invited interested supporters
to contact it via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above, HABA's Verity Trevor-Morgan with one of the mini lighthouses
that it is hoped will replicate the success of Bristol's Gromit