A new book featuring the fascinating history of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge’s pubs and hotels has been launched this week.

Author Jane Mann launched the book at an unveiling at Burnham-On-Sea library, as pictured here.

The publication, costing £12, features images of pubs from over the decades in Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and the surrounding area.

“This is my second book on local pubs, the first featured pubs in Bridgwater and the next will be focussed on Taunton,” Jane told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

“Pubs, coaching inns and hotels in and around Burnham have wonderful histories and fascinating stories, many of which are featured.”

Author Jane Mann with her new book and helpers Bob Plews, Joanne Pews and Adrian Penfold
Author Jane Mann with her new book and helpers Bob Plews, Joanne Pews and Adrian Penfold

 

“I have a great interest in local history. The Burnham area has a rich history – there have been at least 16 pubs in Highbridge alone over the years!”

£1 from each of the sale of the book will be donated to BARB Search and Rescue in Burnham-On-Sea, which operates two rescue hovercrafts and two inshore rescue boats.

The book will be available at local book shops and the BARB Search & Rescue hovercraft station on Burnham seafront from November 13th.

For more details, contact Jane at janepubinfo@gmail.com