A new high-tech history trail could soon be introduced in Burnham-On-Sea to encourage visitors and residents to explore the town’s heritage.

The proposals have been drawn up by town councillor Phil Harvey (right) and include the ability for smartphone owners to access background information about historical buildings, such as St Andrew’s Church, as they walk along the route.

Phil told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It was recently pointed out that Highbridge has a history trail but Burnham does not, so I have discussed the idea for a new trail with local historian Bob Thomas and we have put together a feasible proposal.”

A map would be produced showing the locations of historical buildings and sites across Burnham, each of which would be marked by a plaque, similar to the ones in Highbridge pictured here.

Each location would also include a QR code (Quick Response Code) for smartphone users to scan and access further online information about buildings or nearby visitor facilities, such as public toilets or forthcoming attractions at the town’s Princess Theatre.

The scheme is due to be considered further by the Town Council over the coming weeks.

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