New plaque to be unveiled in Burnham to
mark Trafalgar Day anniversary
will mark the
200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar this Friday, October
21st, with the unveiling of a new plaque.
Town Council will be unveiling the plaque at Marine Cove on the
wall between the two new seats outside the 'Nelson' gates.
and Highbridge's town band will play at the gardens from 11.45am,
and a single maroon will be fired from St Andrew's Church tower
of Burnham's Sea Cadets will play a pipe and the Mayor's Chaplain
will follow with prayers. Just after mid-day, the church bells
will ring and a lunch for invited representatives of various organisations
in the town will be given at the Old Courthouse.
of the celebrations will be paid for from the public purse as
the HMS Burnham Association has agreed to fund the plaque and
present a white ensign for the Council Chamber. Cllr Davey and
Cllr Gill will be providing the catering.
the evening, a beacon will also be lit on Brent Knoll (see seperate
beacon lightings will
begin in Plymouth and kick
off three days of festivities across the UK from October 21st-23rd
to celebrate The Trafalgar Weekend.
festival commemorates the UK's most celebrated naval victory,
which on 21st October 1805 scuppered Napoleons plans to
Knoll beacon to be lit on Trafalgar Day
Weekend Official Web site