railway history items unveiled at ceremony
Railway Heritage Group has held a special unveiling event this week
to mark several historic artefacts being installed around the site
of the former Somerset & Dorset Railway line into the town.
event was held around Burnham's Town Green in Old Station Approach,
attended by Sedgemoor Chairman Cllr Ian Dyer, Deputy Mayor Bill
Hancock and Town Crier Alistair Murray plus scores of residents,
as pictured here.
railway artefacts have been installed during recent months to commemorate
Burnhams railway heritage and to mark the 50th anniversary
of closure of the line in 1966.
items include a replica Station Name Board, located on the site
of the excursion platform of the station.
Signal, adjacent to the base of the original signal controlling
the entrance to the station/coal yard has also been installed.
Information Panel, showing the layout of the station and track plan
as it was in 1929, has been sited in the High Street Car Park (formerly
the coal yard).
Vane, the pointer of which is a railway locomotive carrying the
number of the last engine to leave Burnham-On-Sea, has been positioned
on the Town Green.
Information Panel, providing visitor information about the various
items, is located near the site of the excursion platform of the
addition, Marine Drive from the entrance to Burnham on Sea Holiday
Village to the junction with Pier Street has been renamed Old Station
Approach. This section of roadway largely follows the track-bed
of the line from Burnham on Sea to Highbridge.