held to celebrate return of rail buffers to Burnham-On-Sea
ceremony was held on Wednesday (August 19th) to mark the completion
of a project to return a set of railway buffers to Burnham-On-Sea's
Burnham Buffer Stop Memorial Project has installed a set of reconditioned
railway buffers at the top of Pier Street, where the town's former
railway line previously ended.
Strickland, on behalf of the Buffer Memorial Project Team and
the North Sedgemoor Local History Group, formally unveiled them
on Wednesday with Cllr Bill Hancock, the Deputy Mayor of Burnham
said: "I am delighted that Burnham now has this memorial
to remind people that this town once had an important railway
was the coming of the railway on 3rd May 1858 that led to the
growth of the town as a holiday resort and an increase in its
in 2009 I spoke with my former employer BAE Systems about the
possibility of using the buffers from the ROF Bridgwater site
I thought it was a pipe dream."
surprising of all has been the interest and support shown from
people and local businesses both in financial donations and also
in the giving their time."
formal unveiling ceremony was held on Wednesday, followed by a
service of dedication by the Reverend Graham Witts afterwards.
Those who have supported and sponsored the project over the past
few years were thanked.
unveiling of the new buffers in Burnham's Pier Street
the original buffers in Burnham's Pier Street looked