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).


August 2020

Page about proposals for redevelopment of jetty added here (linked via Jetty page)

Take a look at our new pages on Cecile Crombeke (artist), Stuart Hine (hymn writer) and Alberto Bertorelli (ice cream trader)

October 2020

Additional information and pictures about the wreck of the Nornen now added to ‘Crashes and wrecks’

November 2020

Additional information added to the Burnham Mineral Spa Baths and The Mount pages. Also new information about Woodmans (No’s 43 & 45) added to Victoria St page

Take a look at our new page about the Adult School / Library added to the Places menu.

December 2020

A new aerial photo-map of the US Army fuel depot sidings at Highbridge has been added to the Wartime page. Please comment if you have any further information.

A page on local archaeologist and historian Samuel Nash has been added to the ‘People’ menu.

A more comprehensive list of sources of information about  Burnham has been linked on the ‘About’ page but can be found directly here.

Take a look at the new page on entertainer Freddie Fay, on the ‘People’ menu

January 2021

We have started a new page on Brean Down on the ‘Places’  menu. The first article to be put on is about the Brean Down Harbour Project. We hope more will follow.

We have now added information about Brean Down Fort.

Small updates to pages on Brean Down House School and St Margaret’s School.

Longer pages now updated with contents lists:

Around & About

World of Work

Beach Activities

Celebrations

Other Diversions

We have also now added an Introduction page to the Schools sub-menu.

February 2021

St Andrew’s School Memories now relocated to its own page and enlarged. Please leave a comment if you have any further information about these pictures or memories of your time at the school.

A new page has been started for Burnham Infant School.

The Technical College page has now also been expanded.

Substantial update to St Margaret’s School page.

Now take a little trip to Paradise. (New on Places menu).

Also take a look at our new page on the Hawkings family of Brean Down Farm, Paradise Dairy and The Hawk Motor & Cycle Co.

New page on Berrow ( info moved from ‘Around and About’ and expanded).

Information on Brean and Brean Holiday Resort moved from ‘Around and About’ and added to an expanded Brean & Brean Down page.

March 2021

The Marine Lake material has now been expanded and moved from the South Esplanade page on to its own page on the Sea Front sub-menu.

April 2021

Smal item on the Lighthouse Inn added to ‘Others’ on the Public Houses and Hotels Menu.

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5 thoughts on “News”

  1. 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. 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.

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