war memorial refurbished thanks to Freemasons
war memorial plaque has been refurbished, thanks to a donation from
a group of local Freemasons.
new-look plaque, naming the Burnham-On-Sea residents who perished
in World Wars I and II, was formally unveiled on Wednesday (August
30th), as pictured here.
Chinn, Charity Steward at the Mark Lodge of Freemasons in Burnham,
said the group is pleased with the final result.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com how the work came about: "When the
Worshipful Master Richard Kilburn of the Mark Lodge of Freemasons
in Burnham-On-Sea was appointed, he suggested he'd like something
to be given to Burnham Hospital in some way to mark the recognition
of the treatment that he received as a patient there."
Bernard Spilsbury, Chairman of the Friends of Burnham War Memorial
Hospital, was contacted and after considering several ideas it was
decided to refurbish the memorial plaques situated in the hospital
Marsh of Burnham Funeral Services was approached who suggested a
method he could use to improve and preserve them for many years
ahead. We feel this is not only of benefit to the hospital, but
also to the members of the Royal British Legion and general public
on Remembrance Days."
Worshipful Master kindly put forward the cost to be 'match funded'
by the Mark Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset who approved the
from the Friends of Burnham War Memorial Hospital, Burnham's branch
of the Royal British Legion and Freemasons gathered at the rededication
of the memorial, as pictured here.
Top - Sister in charge Angel Conway, Bernard Spragg, John Chinn,
Worshipful Master Richard Kilburn, Berbnard Spilsbury of the Friends
of Burnham Hospital, John and Ruth Crosby of Burnham's Royal British
Legion, Paul Hambleton of the Friends; Above - the refurbished war