Walkers on Burnham-On-Sea’s Esplanade had a surprise on Saturday (August 24th) when an area of seating was struck a ‘yarn bombing’.

The seats and bollards on the North Esplanade were covered in brightly coloured, seaside-themed knitting and crochet!

‘Yarn bombing’ has been carried out elsewhere in the UK over the past decade to decorate sterile public places in cities such as Bristol, Brighton and Manchester – but it is the first time that Burnham has seen the unusual phenomenon.

The groups behind the artwork often remain anonymous, as is the case here, and it is unknown how many knitters were involved, who they are or how long the preparation took.

In an email to Burnham-On-Sea.com, a spokesperson said: “It’s hoped that the creation of this temporary adornment over the Bank Holiday weekend will brighten the days and bring a smile to both locals and visitors alike.”

“It’s suggested that consideration can be given in Burnham to organising and holding an annual bollard dressing event all along the seafront with the event open to all.”

 
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