group to launch new heritage trail in Burnham this Saturday
Burnham, a heritage trail and online archive initiative by North
Sedgemoor Local History Group, is to be launched on Saturday 23rd
August with a day of activities.
event will be held at Somerset Skills & Learning Centre in
Princess Street and will include the launch of a new heritage
trail map encouraging young and old to explore Burnham's history.
for all the family will be held from 11am until 3pm. Local residents
and visitors are encouraged to bring along their memories and
keepsakes of Burnham's past to the event for capturing on film,
audio and through stills photography.
photographer Richard Tomlinson will be taking portraits of individuals
and families and he hopes they will bring with them objects that
symbolise their connection to Burnham.
Skills & Learning marketing manager and tutor Adrian Bowen
will also be leading a drawing workshop using the Low Lighthouse
as the subject whilst the team from Somerset Film will be leading
an animation activity and helping people to get online to explore
the website, upload their photos and leave memories.
well as an exhibition of photographs and other documents there
will also be screenings of a history film showing Burnham in the
1930s, filmed by resident Norman Gobey.
project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Burnham
& Highbridge Town Council.
John Strickland says that this will also be a day to thank all
those who have been involved and to celebrate their efforts.
many people have given their time to this project; from those
who helped in deciding the trail content and in obtaining the
necessary permissions. Not forgetting those people who provided
the images and information for the website and trail leaflet.
Also to those people who have already recorded their memories
for posterity," he said.
out for the Town Crier as he launches the new trail and leads
a circuit at 11.30am and 2.15pm.