A special service took place next to Highbridge’s Frank Foley statue in Market Street this week to commemorate World Holocaust Day.

Highbridge War Memorial Trust organised the service on Wednesday (January 27th), which was conducted by Reverend Graham Witts, vicar of St Andrew’s Church in Burnham.

Wreaths were laid at the statue by Burnham and Highbridge Mayoress Maria Clarke and the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Ian Dyer.

Highbridge-born Frank Foley was employed as a Passport Control Officer in Berlin from 1920 until 1939.

In his role, he was able to help hundreds of Jews escape from Nazi Germany before the outbreak of World War Two.

He had no diplomatic immunity and put himself at great risk by helping to save the lives of 10,000 Jews.

Residents listening to several prayers during the ceremony to mark World Holocaust Day.

Our photos show those present next to the Highbridge Frank Foley statue during the special event.

Flowers were laid at the foot of the Frank Foley statue in Market Street.