of Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Drive renamed Old Station Approach
of a road through Burnham-On-Sea looks has been renamed this week
as pary of a project to celebrate the town's railway heritage.
stretch of Marine Drive that runs between the Pier Street junction
and the entrance to Burnham Holiday Village has been renamed Old
Railway Heritage Group also hopes to bring an original railway
signal post to the former railway coal yard site next to the Catholic
Church in Marine Drive, where Burnham Railway Station was sited
until it closed in 1962, as pictured here.
councillors agreed the name change earlier this year after considering
several suggestions, including Station Drive and Station Road.
Nick Tolley said: "I think the name is very suitable given
the location of Burnham's old railway station. I'm sure it will
become an important part of the town's heritage."
Railway Heritage Group's Ann Popham said one new road sign had
been installed by the traffic lights and a further one had been
installed by the Holiday Village entrance. The group welcomes
donations for the project.