railway group thanks council for road name change
Railway Heritage Group has expressed its gratitude to local councils
after they agreed to a road name change as part of the 50th anniversary
of the closure of the Somerset & Dorset line into Burnham.
stretch of Marine Drive in Burnham-On-Sea recently had its name
changed to Old Station Approach, as we
reported here, following on from the installation of a Burnham-On-Sea
railway platform sign nearby.
two changes have been introduced to help mark the towns
spokesperson for Burnham-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group said: "We
are very grateful to the Town Projects Committee, the full Town
Council, Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council
for their agreement to a change of name for Marine Drive from
its junction with Pier Street to the entrance of Burnham on Sea
name of the remaining stretch of Marine Drive to its junction
with Burnham Road and Highbridge Road is unchanged.
counillors agreed on the name earlier this year, after considering
several options, including Station Drive and Station Road, before
settling on the new name Old Station Approach.
Burnham and District Model Railway Club has also commissioned
a limited edition of 142 private owner wagons (Westleigh Stone
& Lime Co. Ltd. of Burlescombe) to support the project. If
you are interested in purchasing one of the wagons they are available
for £12.50 from Dave Bysouth, 26 Blackmoor Road, Taunton,
Somerset, TA2 8EL. Call 01823 353645 or email email@example.com
Mrs Paul Young representing Cllr Paul Young Chair TC Town
Projects Committee; Mrs Denise Emery Clerk to Town Council;
Mrs Ann Popham - Chair BRHG; and Mr Paul Hambleton Treasurer