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 2017/18
|11th October||West Country Witches||Brian Wright|
|8th November||Who do you think you are ? A glimpse into life during WWI.||George Brown. M.B.E.|
|13th December||18th Century Pleasure Gardens of Bath and their Tickets & Tokens.||David Young|
|10th January||Somerset Fire Service.||John Godley|
|14th February||Brickworks in Burnham & Highbridge.||John Strickland|
|14th March||“Bridgwater to Uphill”: Aspects of maritime history before the age of steam||Philip Ashford|
|11th April||‘Learn ’em Hard’: Victorian Village Schools in Somerset.||Sarah Villiers|
|9th May||The Railway from Highbridge Wharf to Glastonbury.||John Strickland|
|13th June||Notable People of Burnham on Sea.||Pat Nicholls &
|12th 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.