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80th Anniversary of D-Day commemorated in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council had a busy day of events on Thursday 6th June to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy on the 6th June 1944.

It all started with a sunny morning at 8am with Town Councillors, local residents and a large group of students from the Loire region in France attending to the official proclamation reading by the Town Crier, at the flag pole at the junction of Pier Street and Old Station Road.

This was followed by a raising of the flag at 9am in Highbridge outside the Community Centre, attended by the Deputy Mayor and in Burnham-on-Sea the raising of the flag at the flag pole attended by the Mayor and residents.

The Princess Community Choir performed to a full audience on Thursday afternoon during The Princess Theatre’s D-Day Anniversary Concert.  

The audience were treated to renditions of 1940s war-time classics such as “White Cliffs of Dover”, “Lambeth Walk” and “Wish Me Luck (as you wave me goodbye)”, while choir member Tim Champ gave a comedic solo performance of “Why Don’t Women Like Me?”.  There were plenty of sing-a-long opportunities for the audience members who sang with full voices. Catering for the event was provided by Cabaret café bar that opened earlier that week.

This event was the first of The Princess Theatre’s monthly Seniors Events for the over 65s in our community that have been made possible by the generous grant awarded by The HPC Community Fund that the theatre received in March of this year.

At just after 8pm near the jetty in Burnham-on-Sea, the crowds were entertained with a variety of wartime tunes performed by the brilliant Burnham & Highbridge Town Band.

Finally, at 9.15pm along with many other parishes around the country, a commemorative beacon was lit against the setting sun whilst Mayor Sharon Perry read The International Tribute to those attending the event.  The light from the flames of the beacons lit around the country represented the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of war.

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge

 

Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
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