of Burnham's Marine Drive set to be renamed Station Approach
of a road through Burnham-On-Sea looks set to be renamed for a
project to celebrate the town's railway heritage.
been proposed that a stretch of Marine Drive that runs between
the Pier Street junction and the entrance to Burnham Holiday Village
should be renamed as Station Approach.
Railway Heritage Group also hopes to bring an original railway
signal post and signal box back to Marine Drive, where Burnham
Railway Station was sited until it closed in 1962, as pictured
councillors have agreed the name change after considering several
suggestions - including Station Drive and Station Road - during
their meeting on Wednesday (January 27th).
Nick Tolley said: "I think the name of Station Approach is
very suitable given the location of Burnham's old railway station
in Marine Drive. I'm sure the signal box will become an important
part of the town's heritage."
Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "I fully support the change
to the road name which in this small section of Marine Drive won't
affect any existing properties."
Railway Heritage Group's Ann Popham told councillors that the
organisation has applied for National Lottery funding alongside
a recent grant application to Sedgemoor District Council and its
own fundraising DVD.
road name change was approved at Wednesday's meeting of the Town
Projects Committee but is still subject to a final vote by the
full Town Council.