for new Burnham-On-Sea museum under consideration
plans for a museum to be set up in Burnham-On-Sea have been unveiled
Town Team is investigating whether a museum could be introduced
in the town centre to showcase the town's colourful history.
Young, right, who is a member of the group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Burnham has a long and proud history with plenty of heritage
and there should be a place to show it in its full glory."
lots of material available - photos, memorabilia and film footage
- of past events, places and buildings which would make fascinating
brickworks, Burnham's railway and the area's tourism history could
be just a few of the subjects brought back to life at a museum."
proposal is under consideration by Burnham's Town Team and Mike
is appealing for businesses and local historical groups to get
in touch if they would like to be involved.
museum could well start small, possibly inside a shop or business
in the town centre initially, before increasing in size to a dedicated
home if it proves a success."
former Job Centre building in the High Street, which is currently
vacant, was previously considered as a location for a museum but
the high costs ruled it out.
Museum proposer Mike Young with a old poster promoting Burnham
and, above, a steam ship next to Burnham-On-Sea jetty