war hero Frank Foley's story featured on BBC1's One Show
war hero Frank Foley was featured on national TV on Monday evening
(March 6th) when BBC1's One Show recounted his story.
Frank Foley was employed as a Passport Control Officer in Berlin
from 1920 until 1939. In his role, he was able to help 10,000 Jews
escape from Nazi Germany before the outbreak of World War Two, while
bravely putting own life at risk.
programme featured the Highbridge statue built in his honour in
Market Street and also included an interview with Frank Foley's
great great nephew, Richard Dunstan, pictured below.
the show, Richard met Holocaust survivor Werner Lachs, pictured
below, who was saved by Frank Foley.
far as I am concerned, Frank Foley is my life saver," Werner
said after recounting how he escaped war-torn Germany.
Foley's great great nephew, Richard Dunston, was also interviewed
outside the family's old home in Highbridge, pictured below.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com after Monday's broadcast, Pam Lyes, the secretary
of Highbridge War Memorial Trust, praised the programme.
feature was a lovely recognition for Highbridge and Frank Foley.
We are so pleased to have had his story told to a national audience,"
honouring Frank Foley, Highbridge war hero, is unveiled