A short service took place next to Highbridge’s Frank Foley Statue in Market Street on Sunday (January 27th) to commemorate World Holocaust Day.

Highbridge War Memorial Trust organised the service, which was led by Rev Sharon Crossman of St John’s Church and local clergy.

Flowers and candles were laid at the Frank Foley statue in Market Street by local dignitaries and residents including Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Bill Hancock and Mayoress Frances Hancock plus Sedgemoor District Council Chairman Cllr Mike Cresswell.

Sunday’s ceremony in Highbridge included prayers in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.

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

It comes just days after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported that the Foreign Secretary unveiled a new Frank Foley bust in London in his honour.

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.

Pictured: Sunday’s ceremony next to Highbridge’s Frank Foley statue (photos from Burnham-On-Sea.com and Mike Lang)