Burnham-On-Sea area celebrates 60th anniversary
of VE/VJ Day
residents across Burnham-On-Sea and surrounding villages have
been celebrating the 60th anniversary of VE and VJ day this week.
three-day event was held in the village of Mark, near Burnham,
involving numerous attractions and fundraising events, including
a 1940s-style wartime dance and dinner.
other attractions was a craft fayre, morris men, vintage vehicles,
quad bikes, a dog show and archery demonstrations.
stalls also attended, raising funds for local groups and charities.
Valerie Comer's patriotic decorated stall, pictured above, was
decorated with Union Jacks. She was raising money for Mark Bowling
Burnham-On-Sea RNLI's Supporters' Group were also there, raising
money from the sale of lifeboat-themed merchandise and greetings
cards. During the day, £110 was raised.
photo shows RNLI supporters Catriona Newman, Roy and Dot Hall,
and Eric and Mary Summers with the merchandise and collectables
they were selling.
Van Der Bijl, one of the event's organisers, is shown on the right
with one of the many wartime and vintage vehicles that were on
Weekes, one of the organisers of the three day event, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that the event had been a "huge success."
added: "We've had more than 1,000 visitors during the three
days and everyone seemed to enjoy it a great deal."
town and district councillors joined other local dignatories in
gathering at St Andrew's Church in Burnham on Sunday afternoon
for a special church to mark the occasion.
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