Capture Burnham is a local history initiative by North Sedgemoor Local History Group in association with Somerset Film. It has been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Burnham & Highbridge Town Council. We hope it will stimulate your interest in Burnham’s history and encourage you to visit, follow the heritage trail and maybe even contribute to the site through the comments and gallery functions or by becoming a contributor. Capture Burnham is by no means comprehensive, it is intended to be an archive, which grows over time capturing the changing town and landscape around us. The initial content has been researched and written by a large number of local people following nominations from the public. Many of the pictures on the site have been given by members of the public and are used in good faith, and we are not aware of any copyright infringement. If there is, please inform us and any necessary correction will be made.
John Strickland | Chair North Sedgemoor Local History Group
PROGRAMME OF ILLUSTRATED TALKS FOR 2018/19
|10th October||‘Fairies and Other Such Folk- West Country tales and beliefs’.||Brian Wright|
|14th November||Somerset Built Warplanes in World War II.||John Smith|
|12th December||The Stuckeys and their Bank.||Janet Seaton|
|9th January 2019||The Language of Inn Signs, with some local examples.||Nigel Craik|
|13th February||The History of Windmills and Windmillers in Somerset.||Sarah Harris|
|13th March||Popular Music in Edwardian Somerset.||David Sutcliffe|
|10th April||More Burnham Notables.||Pat Nichols|
|8th May||Friendly Societies: ‘ Benefits, Brass and The Girtest, Grandest day’.||Philip Hoyland|
|12th June||George Reed: Burnham’s Greatest Benefactor of the Victorian Era.||John Strickland|
|11th September||Annual General Meeting.|
Meetings are held in the King Alfred School Lecture Theatre from 7pm to 9pm.
Annual Membership is £5 or £2 to attend a particular talk. This programme may be subject to alteration before this web page is corrected.
This short film from the Norman Gobey collection, filmed on 9.5mm in 1937 shows the town decorated to mark the coronation and the events organised to mark the occasion.