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From the editor Happy Easter – Hopefully we will all be enjoying a lovely Spring Bank Holiday and this will continue through the summer! With many events being organised throughout the next few months – it is important that we support them by attending or offering our time to ensure they are managed effectively. If you feel you would like to help run events contact Bos – for more information (more details in this month’s edition). If you would like more information on events in and around the area visit www. for their events calendar which Ian Jefferies has been busy co-ordinating at Burnham Information Centre, don’t forget this is not just a service to visitors but the local community also. The Town Team are actively seeking a Town Crier to offer their time on a voluntary basis to promote events happening throughout different locations through the town. Meanwhile we are busy organising events at Marine Cove – it would be lovely to see you there. Enjoy this months edition of Local Reach, if you would like to publicise an event or place advertisement in future editions please get in touch. LocalReach Community Editor for Burnham & Highbridge

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The Friends of Marine Cove will be having their next meeting on Tuesday 9th April at 630pm at The Round Tower Guest House (adjacent to the garden) new volunteers welcome to come along and meet the group who are keen to attract more help for the forthcoming year. At the meeting a fantastic Pen and Wash painting by William Edwards will be shown off to all the volunteers which depicts the garden precisely. Thanks to Bill for producing this piece of art and giving to the Friends of Marine Cove prints will be available later in the year. Easter Saturday 30th March will see the garden hosting an Easter Egg Hunt, craft activities, planting seeds to take away with you and refreshments. Following on from this on Saturday 13th April will be the Herb Weekend supporting the RHS event. Come along and plant some herbs in the garden in preparation for our edible crops programme which will result in being involved with the Food Festival in September. For more information visit or contact Jacqui Strong via Sedgemoor District Council Jacqueline.strong@


This film celebrates over four decades of Somerset illuminated carnivals, containing over 50 carts from archive footage of official videos, it shows the most innovative, memorable and iconic carts including features, tableaux, comic features and juveniles features. It also sets the historical scene behind carnival, and traces the development of carts through the decades... Playing at the Ritz Cinema Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday 21st April 2013, at 8pm one price - sit where you like this includes your raffle number. Tickets are limited so please get them early from members of Carnivals in Somerset Promotion Project. You will not be disappointed. The film on DVD will be on sale on the evening, if you have a problem tel 01278 -782336.

Burnham Beer Festival The Burnham Beer Festival makes a welcome return to the town in 2013. Following the success of the 2012 event it will be hosted again by the Ritz in Victoria Street and sponsored by local businesses. As well as appealing to local real ale drinkers, the 2013 Beerfest attracts Real Ale devotees to the town from a wide area and runs over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The Burnham Beer Festival features a fabulous array of real ales including such gems as Stonehenge Breweries ‘Danish Dynamite’, Cheddar Ales ‘Totty Pot’ plus a selection of traditional local Farmhouse ciders. A full list of the Beers and Ciders on offer will be published on the Ritz Website nearer the event, and a beer menu will be handed out to everyone on arrival at the festival. The Ritz Travers suite is the hub of the Festival although visitors are welcome to use all of the Ritz Bars and there will be some great live music on stage at regular intervals though the weekend. This year features two well known local bands, Snatch & co on the Saturday night and Atticus Finch on Sunday night. Home cooked food Food will be available during the Festival and other activities include Skittles, traditional pub games and a Big prize charity raffle. The Burnham Beer Festival runs from Midday until late on Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May. More information can be obtained from the Ritz 01278 785365 or www.

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West Huntspill Players Spring Performance West Huntspill Players will be performing their next show from Wednesday 24th April until Saturday 27th April. The production is the Comedy written by Patrick Cargill “Don’t Misunderstand Me”. This light and frothy comedy relates the complications and misunderstandings that arise when Charles (Steve Taylor) and Margery (June Jenkins) prepare to entertain Charles’s brother, Robert (Allan Jarvis) and his new wife, Jane (Vicky), whom they have never met. In Margery’s absence, Robert arrives, without Jane and in the course of conversation Charles reveals that despite his happy marriage he had a brief affaire, whilst in America with Jaynie (Jacqui Strong), but has successfully covered his tracks by not giving her his


address. Moments later she arrives on his doorstep! Panic and confusion sets in upon the arrival of another attractive girl; whilst Charles and Robert struggle to keep Margery, Jaynie and the girl from revealing their true identities – whilst all along Margery is keeping her own secret The production will start at 745pm with Raffle and refreshments during the interval for tickets phone Mary Parish on 785651 - Book early to ensure a seat. West Huntspill Players will be hosting a Revue on Saturday 22nd June – any person or local group interested in taking part contact Jacqui Strong (Chairperson) on 01278 780997 for more information.

Photography Exhibition Burnham On Sea Camera Club will be holding its Annual Exhibition at The Bay Centre, Cassis Close , Burnham On Sea on Sunday April 21st 10.30am - 2.30pm. See the work of over 25 members of varying abilities and ages. Let the children take part in the quiz with a prize just for entering!! Help us by choosing your favourite image, with an award for the winning member. Free parking, refreshments available too.

Open Garden Somerset Wildlife Trust is repeating the successful plant sale and open garden at Rookery House, The Causeway, Mark (on B3139). Entrance will be £2 including coffee it will be held on Saturday 4th May from 1030am until 1.00pm. There will also be cakes on sale, exhibitions, a raffle and activities for the children. Easy parking in Field opposite by kind permission of M/s G.Isgar

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Easter Fun at the Children’s Centres Everybody here at the Children’s Centre is looking forward to Easter and want to share our delight! We shall be having some Easter workshop activities during the holidays which you and your children are welcome to attend. Workshops will be in Highbridge Children’s Centre on Tuesday 2nd and 9th April and Octopus Children’s Centre on Thursday 4th and 9th April from 10.00-11.30 or 1.30-3.00. Places are limited so please phone either Highbridge CC on 780665 or Octopus CC on 793331 to reserve your space. We will be introducing a new program after Easter so pop in for a timetable, like us on Facebook for regular updates (Highbridge, Octopus and The Valley Children’s Centre) or look up our websites and for further information on activities in your area. If you have already visited the Children’s Centre, we hope that you enjoyed it. If you haven’t, come along! The Children’s Centre provides services and activities for families with children of 0-5 years. Hope to see you soon

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Mean Feet Dance Mean Feet Dance are offering low cost creative dance sessions as part of their One Step Forward Dance and Mental Health programme. The sessions are open to anyone who finds exercise and creativity beneficial to their wellbeing. Artistic Director Viv Gordon says "Life is becoming increasingly stressful and lots of people feel isolated, depressed and anxious - our programme aims to help people take positive steps to look after themselves, get out and meet new people, have fun and express themselves". Sessions run at Highbridge Community Hall on Wednesdays (10th, 17th, 24th April and 1st May) from 1pm-2.30pm and cost only £1 including refreshments. Need more information? Call Viv on 07704864881 or see the what's on page on our website:

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship The next meeting of the Burnham Group of the C.S.R.F. will be held on Tuesday 23rd April from 10.30 a.m. at the Burnham Area Youth Centre. To commemorate St. George's Day there will be an English Quiz.

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Easter Activities at King Alfred Sports Centre Stuck with how to keep your kids entertained over Easter? Why not have a stress free Easter and send them to us where they can let off steam in a controlled, safe environment and take part in various activities from ‘Harry Potter Day’

to learning basic Trampoline moves and courses such as cycling skills and Handball. If adults need some fun as well, why not try a game of badminton or take part in one of our classes. We also cater for a variety of ‘Sports Birthday

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The Walled Gardens of Cannington The Walled Gardens are situated in the village of Cannington and lie within the grounds of a medieval priory. The buildings and gardens have a long history and have always played an important part in the life of the local community. First established in about 1138, by nearby Lords of Stogursey, the manor and church was later given by Robert De Courcey as the main endowment for a house of Benedictine nuns. It is said there is a network of tunnels leading from the Court to various spots in the village so that the nuns and nearby monks could meet in secret, and over the years many local stories have survived concerning ghostly visitations by nuns. Since then, Cannington Court has been a Roman

Catholic industrial school for boys, Somerset Farm Institute, Cannington College and as it is now, part of Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre. Since becoming part of Bridgwater College, there has been significant redevelopment of the Walled Gardens, and in 2009, they were officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward. The gardens have achieved the accreditation of Quality Assured Visitor Attraction from VisitEngland and are a beautiful treasure, with tea rooms, a plant shop and gift shop as well, (which you don’t need entry to the Gardens to visit). With many events throughout the year, the gardens are perfect for all age groups, and are not to be missed!

spring fair Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May 10am – 4pm The Walled Gardens will be filled with music, entertainment, stalls and visitors during the Spring Fair, as everyone enjoys the surroundings of the beautiful gardens as they begin their journey into the summer months. For a lovely day out for all the family, come along! For further information see our website: Church Street, Cannington, Somerset, Ta5 2Ha 01278 655042

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Don't be an April Fool - join the Mudlarks Community Choir! We meet every Monday at Our Lady & the English Martyrs Church Hall from 7pm 9pm. No music to read, no experience necessary. We sing world, folk and popular songs; a great way to start the week. For more information contact: Peter.olsen@ ring 01278 783176 or just pop in. Everyone welcome.

West Huntspill Railway Easter Sunday will see the re-opening of the railway, why not pop along for a ride! Miniature steam and diesel locomotives will be running every Sunday (weather permitting) until the end of October 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Why not hire our railway for your Birthday Party, for £90.00 we will provide 3 hours running and use of our facilities. All you need to do is bring your friends and refreshments. For more details please contact us through our website or follow us on facebook, West Huntspill Railway

Sponsors Wanted Would you like to sponsor a child who is keen to go to school? In "GREEN PASTURES" IN JAJAHMUNDRY in India a school was built with money beqeathed by a Highbridge man, ten years ago. The PETER GILLIARD MEMORIAL SCHOOL is now a registered charity and receives no money from the Indian Government. Every

penny for the school comes from local people who sponsor a child or teacher or raise money for the upkeep of the school. The local trustees are in constant touch with the school and visit every year to report back to the sponsors. Of the 311 children currently attending the school, 39 live at the school 18 of which have no living relative. These are Christian

children whose parents were killed in a religious riot. Fundraising plans - Collecting day at Garden World - April 19th 9am - 5 pm. Bric a brac and clothing is required for stalls at the Smile Walk, for prizes for quiz night and for car boot sales. Visit the web site or to sponsor a child contact Richard Phillips 01278 783381



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100 years of local history.... Princess Theatre & Arts Centre "Weather’s getting better, nights are getting lighter, Summer’s not too far away and Andy Murray has shown he can win at Wimbledon – why not take up tennis - get yourself fitter, meet some new people and be part of a club that has over 100 years history in the local community. The club coaches will be running an Easter Holiday Tennis Club for youngsters aged 5+ from 9:00 till 4:00pm daily during the Easter school holiday break; you can book from 1 to 9 days dependent upon your requirements – booking forms available from the club or the website – www. The club has 8 floodlit tennis courts with social, competitive and coaching for all ages, standards and playing abilities. The club’s NEW singles Tennis Ladder, with a handicapped scoring system, has proved very popular during February – why not see if singles tennis is for you. North Somerset Men’s and Ladies League matches restart on 29th and 30th April respectively; if you are interested in competitive tennis please contact the club 01278 782758."

April’s dates for your diary Tuesday 2nd 10am - first public viewing of Elaine Thornycroft-Gibbs artwork in the Arts Lounge gallery. Tuesday 2nd 10am - Artisan’s Group held in the Main Hall. Wednesday 3rd 7pm - Creative Club in the Arts Lounge. Tuesday 9th 10am - First public viewing of Janine Wharmby’s artwork in the Arts Lounge gallery. Tuesday 9th 10am - Artisan’s Group held in the Main Hall. Tuesday 16th 10am - first public viewing of the Highbridge U3A Art Group in the Arts Lounge gallery. Tuesday 16th 10am - Artisan’s Group held in the Main Hall. Tuesday 23rd 10am - first public viewing of Nadja McDevitt and Eileen

RNLI Coffee Morning Come along and support the RNLI on Saturday 20th April at the Methodist Church Hall on College Street between 10am and mid day. Everyone welcome.

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"Weather’s getting better, nights are getting lighter, Summer’s not too far away and Andy Murray has shown he can win at Wimbledon – why not take up tennis - get yourself fitter, meet some new people and be part of a club that has over 100 years history in the local community. The club coaches will be running an Easter Holiday Tennis Club for youngsters aged 5+ from 9:00 till 4:00pm daily during the Easter school holiday break; you can book from 1 to 9 days dependent upon your requirements – booking forms available from the club or the website – The club has 8 floodlit tennis courts with social, competitive and coaching for all ages, standards and playing abilities. The club’s NEW singles Tennis Ladder, with a handicapped scoring system, has proved very popular during February – why not see if singles tennis is for you. North Somerset Men’s and Ladies League matches restart on 29th and 30th April respectively; if you are interested in competitive tennis please contact the club 01278 782758."

The car boot at Sanders have been going for five years in aid of the Freewheelers Blood bike charity, due to a new manager implementing new rules & regulations we feel we have to call it a day, sadly the manager feels that we didn't bring anything to the store, which I strongly disagreed with. Over those years we have raised a lot of money for the bloodbikes & made some great friends sellers & buyers, and we had a great reputation as being a good traditional car boot, so on that note I would like to thank Peter Burke the previous manager for letting us use the ground and his support to the Freewheelers Charity and every body that made it work. Thank you. I'm moving away very soon to Oxfordshire but a big thanks to all the people in the surrounding areas who supported & raised money for us. Without the public support the Freewheelers could not survive. Thank you Regards Allan Roberts Freewheelers Car boot organizer.

Burnham area evening Flower Club The next meeting will be on the 15 April when Lucy Ellis from Warminster will present her designs entitled 'Spring Fever'. The Club meets in St Andrew's Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors always welcome.


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5 day holiday to Eastbourne An Autumn trip to Eastbourne in October has been organised by Ros Anderson. Anyone interested in this trip contact 783652. The trips are organised for people who may wish to get away and benefit from discounts by booking as part of a group. Non profit making the more people that book the cheaper the trip becomes. Local pick up Burnham/Highbridge.

Benefits, Brass & the Girtest, Grandest Day The April meeting of the Burnham-on-Sea W.I. is on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at 2pm. The speaker this month is Phillip Hoyland with the interesting title "Benefits, Brass and the Girtest, Grandest Day!" Phillip Hoyland lives in Burnham-on-Sea and will be telling us about West Country Friendly Societies and their regalia. He became hooked on the whole social aspect of these Societies and the carrying of brass emblems was very much part of Somerset history. Most villages in Somerset had a Friendly Society and each had its own individual brass emblem. We meet at the Community Centre in Berrow Road, Burnhamon-Sea (next to the swimming pool). All visitors are welcome to come along and join us for an interesting two hours. The charge for visitors is only £3 and for that you get to listen to our speaker, have a cup of tea and a chat. Bargain! For more information please contact the President of Burnham W.I. Brenda Adams on 01278 781771.

Something for nothing? Yes, at Burnham Bowling Club we offer free coaching sessions without taking the commitment to become a member first. Contact Ellis Davies (760544) for details. The outdoor season opens at 3pm on Saturday 13th April. If you are thinking of taking up a new hobby, or just wanting to keep active, you will find bowling a friendly sport that could fulfil your needs, and more. Get in at the start of the season by joining now, with 50% reduction on the first year's membership fee for new bowlers. For details of membership contact the Men's Secretary, Alan Lane (792508) or the Ladies' Secretary, Joan Hazelton (792410). Malcolm Rawles Club Secretary Burnham on Sea Bowling Club

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UsB Memory Sticks - are they to be relied on? The last month has been another reminder how people should backup their data and ensure that it is in two separate places. There has been several failures of USB memory sticks (also known as pen drives), where people have used this as the sole location for important files such as documents and pictures. These sticks can fail without warning so please make sure that you save your data on your computer and then create a backup elsewhere. This can also apply to moving files onto an external hard drive which is often done to speed up a computer. The problem with any data stored on a single location, is that if that location fails, there is no backup! Recently, we have also seen a big increase in Windows XP computers being compromised by “RansomWare” – this is software that tells you that you have broken the law and need to pay a fine of around £100. This software blocks the computer from being used until the fine is paid. Obviously do not pay this fine, but get in touch with ourselves on 07973 536299 to arrange removal. Please also don’t fall prey to the

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Highbridge Furniture Ltd (HFL) There are lots of bargains available for people in receipt of benefits or low income, pensioners & students also welcome. Proof of benefits/income will be required when joining HFL. We are your local re-use shop, we supply household goods & furniture at low cost. We undertake full or part house clearances & offer a Free pack up service too. We can collect any larger furniture donations or if anyone is downsizing & has furniture etc. free of charge. We accept almost all household items including clothing, bedding etc.. Sorry but we cannot accept Gas cookers. Our landline number is 01278 786482 we are at 20-24 Morland road Highbridge TA9 3BB pop along for a browse around. Highbridge Resident Association are available all times the shop is open, we still have tenants advocacy etc, if we can help with any housing issues or form filling pop in & see us.

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Spring Concert Gloria meets Les Miserables at The Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society’s Spring concert. This years Spring concert will be on Saturday 20th April 2013 at St. Andrew’s Church, Burnham on Sea, starting at 7.30pm. Joining the choir for this concert along with a small orchestral ensemble, are two guest soloists, Pamela Rudge (Soprano) & Anne Stanford (Mezzo). Both are experienced soloists. The programme will consist of:Jubilate Jubilee - a newly commissioned piece of music to celebrate the Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Vivaldi’s – Gloria, and songs from the musical of the moment Les Misérables. Tickets £7.50 available from members or purchased on the door.

Fritzlar Twinning Society On Wednesday 17th April the Twinning Society have speaker - “Fire in the Blood” – Aspects of Flamenco at St John’s Church Hall, Highbridge at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. You don’t have to speak German! Refreshments available. For more info call 01278 782902 (Treasurer) or 786789 (Secretary)


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Take a leaf: waste less and grow more with composting and reuse by Nick Cater Whether for flowers or vegetables, gardening offers Burnham-on-Sea families many ways to cut waste, save money and enjoy fresh air and exercise. You could start or improve your composting – at least 77,000 of us in Somerset have a compost bin – or reuse waste to enhance your gardening. Greener Gardening is April’s theme in Somerset’s Green Routine waste prevention campaign, which offers simple ways for people to save money, resources and time. In the garden there is plenty of support for those wanting to go greener, such as local Compost Champions happy to help you get the mix– carbon and nitrogen, brown and green – just right. Keen on grow-your-own? Somerset Community Food has partnered with Garden Organic to help volunteers become Master Gardeners and spread the word. With improving weather and everything starting to grow, now is the time to try growing some veg in your garden or allotment. Just a yard? Try pots. Only a window box? Herbs are the answer to spice up your

cooking. Could you compost more? Use all you can, from fruit and veg peelings, egg shells, coffee grounds and tea bags, to the bedding and the rest from vegetarian pets and even a little shredded cardboard. Have family fun with greener gardening activities: help the kids turn old drinks cartons into bird feeders or grow seedlings in yoghurt pots. For plenty more ideas and advice, and monthly mailings of tips and tools, check Somerset Waste Partnership’s Green Routine pages: www. For those able to do a bit more, Saturday 6 April sees training in food skills in Taunton to help families save up to £50 a month – details on the website. Nick Cater is Senior Communications Officer at Somerset Waste Partnership, which manages waste and recycling services on behalf of all local authorities in Somerset.

2 - 3 Club At St Mary's Church Room Coast Road Berrow. The Next Meeting is 18th April at 2pm. We meet on the Third Thursday of the month. We have an interesting programme for the year with speakers each month. Come and join us for a friendly chat over a cup of Tea or Coffee and Cake. Our speaker for April is Joan Petrie with a fun afternoon. We look forward to seeing you. For more information Contact 01278 784940 or 01278 788082

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The Candyfloss Bird (A Short Story) The beautiful black jackdaw soared up into the sky. He glided along smoothly with no obstacles in his way. For ages he just flew and thought, until suddenly the world went misty and he couldn’t see anything – so he stops. He looks down and there is a tiny clearing through which he sees lots of blue, only then does he realise that he is stuck in a cloud! DUN DUN DUN ……. He is not sure what to do now, you may think “Why can’t he just fly out of the cloud?” or “fly through the small hole?” But what none of you know is that clouds are nearly impossible for birds to get out of. The jackdaw, Bob knew this – but was not giving up. Bob loved to think and solve pretend problems, but this was not pretend, this was real and he started to panic. He told himself that panicking would not make anything better, so he thought about shouting, but he knew no one would hear him. He thought about flying around and trying to find a way out, but knew it was hopeless. Bob was getting hungry and it was getting dark. He needed shelter, water and food fast. He was just getting desperate when he had the most ingenious idea ever, he would eat the cloud! What could go wrong? “I wonder what it tastes like?” he thought out loud , “Well there’s only one way to find out 1,2,3…..” Wow! It tasted amazing!!!! It almost tasted like candy floss or maybe chocolate or something like milk..? No definitely candy floss. He needed more and then

perhaps he could get out of the cloud. He chomped, chewed and gulped until there was nothing left. Hmmmmm, so tasty perhaps he could just have one more, so he had another cloud and then couldn’t stop, cloud after cloud after cloud. After lots more chomping, chewing and gulping he was finally full up. He flew heavily down to a nearby field, there was bird seed scattered everywhere, but he really didn’t feel like eating. Lots of other blackbirds, robins and sparrows where munching away happily, pecking at the ground. They all looked around when he ungracefully landed. Suddenly every bird for miles flew up in the air in a panic, screeching at the top of their voices and flying far away. Bob rushed over to a clear puddle on the path and looked at his fat reflection. At first he gasped then he started to laugh, he was absolutely covered in cloud from head to foot. He looked rather odd, so he had a quick dip in the water and surprisingly the cloud came off. He was wet so found a warm sunny patch to dry off, then looked up into the sky and gasped again he had eaten all the clouds. He hoped no one would notice, though knew they probably would, but he wasn’t worried because he knew the clouds would come back again soon – he was now the Candyfloss bird. By Ophelia Buckton Short Story Competition Winner as part of National Story Telling week at Marine Cove February 2013

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April Work IN THE GARDEN … Flowers/Shrubs. All hardy annuals and biennials may now be sown in the open border to produce large patches of colour. Sow thinly. Plant gladioli. Finish all lifting and division among herbaceous plants. Give a good mulch of manure to roses. Prune the last of the roses early in the month.

It is not too late to sow some sweet peas for summer fragrance. All the rain that we have had will have washed out a lot of nutrients from your soil so you may need to dress around your plants with some fertilizer.

Vegetables. You can protect seeds from birds by stretching black cotton over the seed beds.

Rapid growth is the secret of tender, succulent salad crops. Sowing at intervals of two or three weeks should be made of lettuce, radishes and spring onions. Do not forget to plant some herbs, they will need full sunshine to develop a good flavour. Also do not forget to make some ground ready for runner beans.

For more tips why not join your local gardening group? For more tips why not join your local gardening group? The Burnham and District Horticultural Society meets at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month (except December) at the Community Centre, Berrow Road. The next meeting is on Monday 15th April with a talk

from the Gardens Group Gold Club on ”Growing your Own”. All welcome. Members of the Society free, visitors £1.00. Now is an excellent time to join the Society with membership fees only £4.00 per year April to March.

The Garden Club There will be no meeting in April, but we look forward to seeing you in May at our Cream Tea (date to be announced) and on 20th June in the

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Burnham District Pantomime Society Easter has been and gone and we BDPS hope everyone had a good weekend and school holidays with lots of chocolate eggs. The younger element from our society entered the High bridge Festival this year Siobhan having rearranged some songs from our last panto Jack and the beanstalk I know that they will do well with all the hard work all have put in. I am pleased to report that we had very good reviews/adjudications on our production so we are hoping to receive a few nominations in the SFD Cinderella Trophy competition fingers crossed, and once more as chair of the society I would like to thank everyone involved with this in anyway.” The team work is what counts to have made it a wonderful local show that our audiences enjoyed” well done everyone. I am also pleased to let you know that from April following

Friends of Burnham Community Centre

negotiations all our meetings and rehearsals will take place in The Princess theatre and arts centre, which will be absolutely super what better place for a pantomime group. I would like to thank the Community Centre for putting up with us for all these years we know you will be able to use the space that we leave there, and we have valued all that you have allowed us to do at your venue, but to be able to use the stage and facilities at the theatre will be invaluable to us, we will I am sure remain a friend of the community centre and support your functions in the future. Our next Pantomime script will be chosen soon for Puss in Boots and our auditions are planned for mid July, watch this space, a Spring family fun “Barbie” is in the pipeline too. That’s it for now folks. Next general meeting April 5th at the Princess 8pm chairperson Mo Cooper.

The next Coffee Morning for the Friends of Burnham Community Centre will be held on Saturday 6th April at 10am. If you are a budding Artist we have just the thing for you. On sale items for the Artist, as well as our usual Clothing Rail. Delicious Cakes, Bric-Brac and Raffle. We look forward to seeing you all.

The Huntspill Art Group The Huntspill Art Group have 2 spaces at their Art Group afternoons in East Huntspill Village Hall. April dates: 10th and 24th doors open at 1.30pm. More info: Secretary: Mr Brian Freestone 01278 760759 or group leader: Mrs Kay Bennett 01278 789678.

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Boysie – requires a quiet home (no children) for initially shy, friendly, affectionate black male.

Barney – young friendly black male. Rosie, Roxy, Ruby, Ramsey – friendly, lively & playful kittens to be homed in pairs.

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Once upon a time in Burnham – Buildings Having spent some time contemplating what our predecessors did, let us now consider where they did it. These properties come in two basic groups – those that are still with us and those that are not. Many of those that are gone have passed without any regrets. Although some would still have been with us if the laws protecting buildings of historical and architectural interest had come into force a few decades earlier, but to begin with we shall look at some of those that are still with us. As with most communities where people have dwelt for any length of time, the church is the oldest building – Saint Andrews is no exception as in early days it was only the church and peerage that had sufficient money to build in stone. Documentary evidence suggests that it replaced an earlier Saxon structure of wood which stood nearby. Probably it is Saint Ann’s Villa which is the next oldest building, although some of the older farmhouses might just pip it by a decade or so, an easily observed indication of such a

farmhouse is the nature and condition of the brickwork. Unlike modern machine made bricks, or the Victorian handmade ones which were fired in commercial kilns at higher temperatures, the bricks used in these older buildings were made on site from clay dug out of a hole nearby and fired in something akin to an overgrown charcoal burner’s clamp, resulting in a softer and more porous product. With weathering, this resulted in a roughened surface to the brick which provided an ideal footing for some types of lichen which, well established over the centuries, gives the walls as unmistakable appearance. Although the external appearance of Saint Ann’s has altered little over the centuries, the men who built it would have difficulty recognising its interior, except for the staircase which still retains its elegant appearance. It was at Saint Anns that the Viscount Cave one time Lord Cancellor of Britain lived for many years until he died in 1928 and was buried in Berrow Churchyard. Tregunter, built as retirement home for a royal chef,

stands on the site of a much older farmhouse, the cellars of Between 1860 and 1870 there was something of a building boom in Burnham with one or two entrepreneurial builders getting stuck in, of whom George Reed is probably the best known. He lived in the Manor House, a name he bestowed upon it without any legal right. Much of his work remains – Catharine and Julia Terraces named after his daughter and granddaughter respectively at one end of the original Esplanade, with the Reeds Arms with the adjoining Pier Tavern at the other end. Remembering that it is only recently in the scale of events that Highbridge became a town in its own right, separate from Burnham. At the beginning of the 19th Century, the first building dedicated for public worship, Hope Baptist Church was built and still fulfils the function for which it was intended. Written by Bob Thomas – for more information on the History of Burnham on Sea – consider purchasing Bobs book from Hurleys Book Shop.

The BD Jazz Club The BD Jazz Club is the local Burnham area Traditional/New Orleans Jazz Club. The Club usually meets on the last Friday of every month for regular club sessions at Laburnum House Lodge Hotel in Sloway Lane West Huntspill, which is situated a short distance down the A38 from Highbridge – Turn right opposite the Crossways inn into Church Road and follow the signs. The club programme also includes special events, sometimes at other venues, which are listed in our programme. Find the programme on the bd jazz club page of; www. The regular monthly club sessions continue on Friday April 26th. 24

Presenting, Dennis Armstrong with The Bristol Blue Five. The venue is at our usual BD Jazz Club at Laburnum House Hotel; Playing times are from 8pm to 11pm Admission £3. For further information please contact Bob 01278 794709 or Diane on 01278 788070. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future regular club sessions or additional special events. BD Jazz Club is a non-profit making organisation that aims to preserve and promote New Orleans/ Traditional Jazz. Thank you for supporting your local Jazz Club Bob Reynolds Diane Wilkins

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Trustees (Voluntary Position) MENDIP COMMUNITY SUPPORT Incorporating the MENDIP & SEDGEMOOR VOLUNTEER CENTRE 9a Market Place, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AZ Tel: 01749 34 68 30 support services. Shepton Mallet based charity, Mendip Their services offer free, Community Support which incorporates practical help, advice, support and the Mendip & Sedgemoor Volunteer Centre, are seeking new trustees to join representation of the views of its membership at local, county, regional their existing board. The current board and national level. comprises of four local individuals If you would like to discuss the with a variety of skills and experiences possibility of becoming a trustee please who all give their time on a voluntary call 01749 346830. basis. The charity is looking for people To apply, please send a CV and with at least one of the following; financial/accountancy, legal, marketing covering letter to 9a Market Place, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AZ or or business skills, as well as a keen email: interest in local charities. Follow us on Twitter @MCS_VC There are four board meetings Volunteer Centre Sedgemoor is a per year plus an AGM, generally project of Mendip Community Support in October. If you are interested in Registered Charity No: 1111882 supporting MCS please get in touch. Company Limited by Guarantee No: The objective of MCS is to provide a 5372768 pro-active and accessible service to Member of National Association for all community groups and voluntary organisations, particularly those groups Voluntary and Community Action who do not have access to centralised

Berrow Garden Club Berrow Garden Club is now busy organising a village market to be held at Berrow Village Hall, Parsonage Road, Berrow on Sunday May 19th. The market will be open from 10am - 12 noon and will have a good variety of stalls providing local produce, crafts, bedding plants, shrubs and homemade cakes. Hot food and refreshments will also be available. I f you would like to have a stall at this event, please contact Hilary Cox on 01278 782545 or email hil@"

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