Burnham-On-Sea's BAY Centre celebrates its 50th anniversary
youth centre has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its building
Burnham Area Youth (BAY) Centre in Cassis Close marked the special
milestone at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 11th.
mark the occasion a special plaque was unveiled by Ken Hindle,
below, who was the commissioning youth leader back in 1966.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The centre has been such an important
community facility for the people of Burnham for 50 years. A big
thank you goes to all those who have run groups here and supported
in over the decades."
was a display of BAY Centre memorabilia in the centre during the
day with photos and documents on show, with a chance to look back
at the building's history.
centre's Chairman Mike Lang and President Neville Jones were also
among those present, along with the Mayor and Mayoress Michael
and Maria Clarke, plus Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Ian
Dyer, pictured below.
said: "Those attending the AGM heard how the BAY Centre is
managing to survive very well, with a positive income over the
past year, during these tough financial times, supporting all
the community groups and clubs which use the building."
were reports from the various BAY Centre clubs, along with a display
of boxing by the town's Titans Boxing Club.
groups based at the centre who gave positive updates on their
work included Burnham Camera Club, the Technology Clinic, Radio
Club, Christian Fellowship, Zone Youth Club, Table Tennis Club,
Windows Carers Group, Sunlight Mental Health Library, Sunflower
Club, Warhammer Club, Gateway Club and Monday Club.
centre's committee members, pictured, were thanked for all their
work over the years by the Cllrs Michael and Maria Clarke, and
Cllr Ian Dyer, pictured above.
conclusion of the meeting was marked by wine, cheese and nibbles
in the BAY Centre cafe.