tour of lighthouse trail for Hillview Carnival Club members
of Burnham's Hillview Carnival Club enjoyed a guided tour around
the town's mini lighthouses on Sunday (July 6th).
group started at the lighthouse outside Burnham Police Station,
as pictured, before jumping onboard a minibus to visit each of
the 33 other structures.
"The tour was arranged as a thank you for all the children,
who really enjoyed the tour and the police station lighjhouse
was among their favourites," said Paul Plume from
HABA (Highbridge and Burnham Artists), who is one of those who
has helped to organise the trail.
of the 6ft-tall replicas of Burnham's iconic beach lighthouse
make up The Lighthouse Trail, which is raising funds for Burnham-based
cancer support charity Petal, run in memory of resident Christine
Woodberry who died of cancer.
addition to raising funds, it's hoped the lighthouses will attract
extra visitors to the area. The decorated lighthouses are on show
in Burnham, Brean, Lympsham, Watchfield and Highbridge. They will
be auctioned off in the autumn.
trail guides are available from the tourist information centre
on Burnham's seafront and other businesses where the lighthouses
are on show.