mini lighthouse repaired by Burnham-On-Sea art group
of the mini lighthouses that forms Burnham-On-Sea's popular lighthouse
trail has been repaired after being vandalised over the weekend.
wooden structure outside the Lighthouse Pub in Highbridge Road
was damaged when it was pushed over late on Saturday night.
sides and base of the lighthouse were broken and have required
some repairs to make it stable again," said Paul Plume of
HABA (Highbridge and Burnham Artists), which is organising the
is the first - and hopefully the only - act of vandalism against
our lighthouses. It's very disappointing when we've had so much
positive support so far."
are grateful for the pub's quick action in barring the person
who is believed to have been responsible for the damage."
The damaged structure, pictured here being repaired by Paul and
fellow HABA volunteer Les Roper, is called 'Night Light Day Sight'
by artist Damian Nicholson.
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 is hoped the lighthouses will attract
extra visitors into the area. The decorated lighthouses are on
show in Burnham, Brean, Lympsham, Watchfield and Highbridge -
in various public places. They will be auctioned off in the autumn.
have been built at Woodberry Brothers and Haines in Highbridge
by Paul Plume who has spent many hours constructing them for the
artists to decorate. Lighthouse trail guides are available from
the tourist information centre on Burnham's seafront and other
businesses where the lighthouses are on show.