Capture Burnham is a North Sedgemoor Local History Group initiative in association with Somerset Film, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.
Our aim is to encourage residents and visitors to explore the history of our wonderful town through this site and the heritage trail we have created. The initial content has been shaped around public nominations and we hope that you will contribute your memories and photos to help the archive grow. If you would like to know more about local history, click here to find out about the latest talks we have organised.
Explore the site through the map opposite or the menus above – you’ll find a host of images and films to help you uncover more about Burnham-on-Sea, such as this one with Skipper Steve Yeandle who reveals how boats and ships enter the bay .
Here is another YouTube Video from Windrose Rural Media Trust showing a range of local items, using some of Norman Gobey’s footage from 1935.
HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES THAT YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING:
SOMERSET HERITAGE CENTRE:
SOMERSET ARCHAEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY:
SOMERSET INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
KNOW YOUR PLACE MAPPING PROJECT:
BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE (requires membership for which there is a fee):
SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY:
GRAVESTONE DATABASE PROJECT:
https://www.findagrave.com/ Search or add memorials & photos
HISTORIC ENGLAND (Including aerial images and some images of Burnham on Sea).