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I have been monitoring changes in the Covid infection rate in Sedgemoor since cancelling our April meeting. I feel the high risk of infection for people attending our May and June meetings is quite honestly just not worth it and I have therefore cancelled these meetings.

Hopefully the local Covid rate will not influence our planned AGM meeting in September. This message will be updated nearer this meeting time.

  • John Strickland (Chairman)

 

 Mar 2022
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Detailed accounts of the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and Edward VII’s Coronation have been added here.
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New information about the renovation of the St Andrew’s Church bell cage and about the installation of the clock chimes added here.
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A new 2nd Boer War section has now been added to the Wartime page.
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Take a look at the new item about the inauguration of the 1905 Cheddar to Burnham bus service at the bottom of the Around and About page.
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On the High Lighthouse page you can now find a local press report with interesting details of the replacement of the paraffin lamps by gas in 1905.
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An item about the Burnham Tableau Society has been added to the Plays section of the Amateur Dramatics page.
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 April 2022
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A 1909 brochure from the Burnham YMCA has been added to the ‘Other Diversions‘ page on the Sports and Pastimes menu.
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An account of an unusual Naval Show at the Town Hall in 1904 can now also be found on the ‘Other Diversions‘ page .
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Please take a look at the latest item on the ‘Info Needed’ page about The Beach Cafe. Let us know if you have any additional information about this.
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We now have an interesting account of one boy’s life in Burnham in the 1920’s & 30’s which is linked to the Introduction Page (Home Menu) and can be found here.
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Another personal account  added via a link on the Major Storms and Floods page (Events Menu): Frank Rogers’ first hand experience of the 1981 storm and flood here.
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May 2022
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Short item and photo added on Watchfield Windmill (Around and About page).
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Read more about Tregunter and the mystery of King George III’s chef here.
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June 2022
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New information has been added about The Hall (Community Centre) it is linked from The Hall page on the Heritage trail or can be found directly here.
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A new page has been added about the Holt Family (Brewers) here.
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Information from Wikipedia about playwright Ben Travers has been added here to complement information already uploaded on the cricket page.
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New collected maps page added

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6 thoughts on “News”

  1. Good morning thank you for such great work in this fantastic website! How can I get in touch with you as I am currently writing a presentation on paradise and Burnham which I will eventually make into a documentary and would appreciate your knowledge i also have some fascinating information which I have discovered hope this gets to the people who make this website possible

    1. Hi Philip,
      Thanks for expressing your appreciation of the website and your interest. John Strickland will get in touch with you via your email address.

  2. Hi

    Just doing family history research and while I knew I was born in Burnham, have finally worked out it was in the orginal Kinver Terrace block and have been able to match a few family snaps as taken here before we moved ‘up north’. If of any use for your site do let me know. I’m not sure it would have looked so grand back in the 1950s mind you!

    1. Thanks for your comment Simon. We already have quite a lot of photos of Kinver Terrace itself, do you have any photos significantly different to those of the town already on the site?

    2. Hello Simon,

      My first Home was in Flat 3 Kinver Terrace. I was born in May 1949 in what was the Lulworth Nursing Home – later a The Lulworth Guest House and now a private residence on the Berrow Road opposite the junction with Westfield road .

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