A short service took place next to Highbridge’s Frank Foley Statue in Market Street on Friday to commemorate World Holocaust Day.

Highbridge War Memorial Trust organised the service, which was conducted by members of the Highbridge clergy.

Wreaths were laid at the statue in Market Street by residents, including Mayor Cllr Michael Clarke and the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council.

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.

Our photos show the scene next to the Highbridge Frank Foley statue on Friday

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