railway platform sign installed besides Burnham-On-Sea road
new replica railway platform name sign has been installed alongside
Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Drive where the town's former railway
station was once located.
Burnham-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group installed the Platform Name
Sign on the original excursion platform of Burnhams long-demolished
the first element of an ongoing project to install physical artefacts
to mark the route of the railway between Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.
comes as 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the closing of the
former Somerset & Dorset line in 1966.
sign was put into position by builder David Clapp, who lasy year
carried out the installation of the railway buffers on the corner
of Pier Street and The South Esplanade.
group would like to thank the following for their support specifically
with the sign-board element of the project, also our sponsors
in kind - John Bowland; Ian Farthing; Wane Anker; Gremlins Carnival
Club; The Woodpile; Mike Lawrence; J&L Paints; Burnham and
Highbridge Town Council; Nick Tolley plus the shops and businesses
who have supported us through the display of our collecting boxes,"
said spokesman Paul Hambleton.
next element to go ahead will be the making and the erection of
a signal post in Marine Drive. We are still seeking financial
support for this and any contributions will be gratefully received."
are most grateful for significant financial donations from Burnham
and District Model Railway Club, and Co-operative Funeral Care
which have made this project possible."