The Burnham on Sea Railway Heritage Group are very grateful to the Town Projects Committee; the full Town Council; Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council for their agreement to a change of name for Marine Drive from its junction with Pier Street to the entrance of Burnham on Sea Holiday Village. The new name, which came into effect on Tuesday 20th June 2016 is Old Station Approach, this followed on from the erection nearby of the Burnham on Sea railway platform sign. The changes commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset & Dorset line into Burnham.
The name of the remaining stretch of Marine Drive to its junction with Burnham Road and Highbridge Road is unchanged.
The Burnham and District Model Railway Club has also commissioned a limited edition of 142 private owner wagons (Westleigh Stone & Lime Co. Ltd. of Burlescombe). in 00 gauge to support the project. If you are interested in purchasing one of the wagons they are available for £12.50 from: Dave Bysouth, 26 Blackmoor Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8EL Tel. 01823 353645 or 07780 796741 or firstname.lastname@example.org for PAY PAL. Please telephone before 7.30pm.
Friday 8th July 2016. 6.30pm
Old Station Approach Change of Name
Photo:- (L to R) Mrs Paul Young representing, Cllr Paul Young – Chair TC Town Projects Committee; Mrs Denise Emery – Clerk to Town Council; Mrs Ann Popham - Chair BRHG; Mr Paul Hambleton – Treasurer BRHG