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Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Burnham-on-Sea and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Happy Memories

The lady in the picture is my nan connie ( now deceased) . We spent many happy years in Burnham on sea as my nan had a caravan nearby. My parents are still regular visitors .

The Dreaded Yellow Lines

I remember riding my bike around in Burnham on the day the yellow parking lines were painted. So this would date the picture to mid 60s say 1965 give or take a year. That's pretty close.

Early Recollections

Amongst my earliest memories of Burnham-on-Sea are those of being in the forge of my grandfather's blacksmith's shop, he was Mr Welland, watching him shoeing horses. After the work was done he would hoist me up onto the horses' backs getting my pretty little dresses very dirty. Needless to say, Mum was never best pleased when she saw the state I would be in!