News

Due to the ongoing difficulties with Covid 19 we have of course been unable to resume our meetings and all the speakers for the 2020 programme have been cancelled. They have all expressed a willingness to be re-engaged once we are able to begin a new programme. There is as yet no sign of when we may be able to do this. Once it is possible it may be that we will need to fill the first few slots  of the new programme with talks from members. If you have anything that you would like to present please contact Nigel Craik (secretary).


March 2020

Check out our new Manor Gardens page.

Carnival pages now updated, see under ‘Other’ menu.

Sports & Pastimes section now open for business on the ‘Other’ menu. Including football, cricket, golf, hockeybowling, cinema and amateur dramatics (plays, operetta, pantomime – moved from ‘Events’ menu).

Celebrations page now up on Events menu.

For Your Amusement (now on ‘Other’ menu).

Joseph Braithwaite and Cyril Smith now added to ‘People’ menu.

Wartime now added to ‘Events (Historical)’ menu.

Famous Visitors added to ‘People’ menu.

Water Supply added to ‘Other’ menu.

Local Newspapers also added to ‘Other’ menu.

Page for La Retraite Convent & School added to ‘Places’ menu

Burnham Institute added to ‘Other’ menu.

Interesting new newspaper article of recollections on Mazes and Tea Gardens page.

April 2020

Have a go at our quiz – prove to yourself that you’re no fool!

APOLOGIES TO ANYONE WHO HAS WISHED TO MAKE A COMMENT ON ANY OF THE NEWER PAGES (OR SOME OF THE OLDER ONES) AND FOUND NO FACILITY FOR DOING SO. HOPEFULLY THIS HAS NOW BEEN CORRECTED AND COMMENTS BOXES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON ALL PAGES.

Take a look at the new page on ‘Recent Ventures’ with a historical slant.

New page added to ‘Events’ menu on the opening of the railway into Burnham. A very interesting contemporary account of the event.

More pictures added to Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway page

May 2020

Take a look at the new page about the high and low lighthouse switch-over in 1993, linked from the lighthouse pages.

Additional group pictures now on Technical College page.

New page on Brick & Tile Works added.

June 2020

Please take a look at the new ‘Info Needed’ page and see whether you can help us.

Another notable family has been added to the ‘People’ menu: follow the link and find out about the Hausers

A new page on The Old Vicarage as a guest house linked from the Old Vicarage page on the heritage Trail.

Page begun on the history of the  Burnham-on Sea Rifle Club under Sports & Pastimes on the ‘Other’ menu. Please comment if you have information which we could add to this page.

New page on the Dyer family under the ‘People’ menu

Charitable Ventures page updated.

July 2020

Please take a look at our new pages on ‘The World of Work’; John Saunders and Town Criers.

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