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 2016/17
|12th October||North Somerset in the Monmouth Rebellion||Johnny Torrens- Spence|
|9th November||Lost buildings and structures in Burnham and Highbridge including a video of the 1959 Summer Carnival||John Strickland|
|14th December||Christmas Customs||Brian Wright|
|11th January||Burnham’s Lifeboats and their crew||John Strickland|
|8th February||The Parrett Navigation Company||Francis Farr- Cox|
|8th March||Local Historical Images from around Burnham||Cedric May|
|12th April||Who do you think you are ? A glimpse into life during WWI||George Brown M.B.E|
|10th May||Know Your Place. An introduction to the digital mapping project||Ann Lovejoy|
|14th June||The women who believed ”Girls Can ”. The story of the La Retraite Sisters in Burnham.||Pat Nicholls|
|13th September 2017||A.G.M|
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.