paid to Burnham pensioner Brian Saunders who has died
have this week been paid to a popular Burnham-On-Sea pensioner who
has passed away.
Saunders was a familiar face to visitors of Burnham's Princess Theatre.
He founded the Friends of the Princess group and was instrumental
in driving its revamp in 1995.
Manager Sam Nicol said this week: "It is with great sadness
that we learn of the death of Brian Saunders. A treasured friend
of The Princess and many of those who have been involved with so
many groups and activities in this and many other theatres."
boundless energy and enthusiasm was infectious, his experience and
knowledge, endless. He will be greatly missed by all of us here
and, I am sure by many people in the wider community who knew and
was also a member of several local groups, including Moose International,
and had a strong background in the theatre.
frequently travelled many miles across the region, raising money
by giving talks to groups and organisations about his 69 years of
experience in theatre, both on and offstage.
is pictured last year presenting a cheque for £1,000 to the
Jessie May Trust's Helen Macklie - the money enabled the charity
to provide specialist 'hospice at home care' for terminally ill