The spot above marks the place where Burnham on sea’s Pier Street Station once stood. The closest you can now get is about 2 miles away at Highbridge Station. This line closed to regular traffic in October 1951 although there was the odd excursion up till September 1962 – then it was gone. I guess the track stop, was where the regular track once ended. Directly opposite is a jetty (pier) where I believe the train could continue onto, to aid loading ships! Apparently it was once nearly 900ft long!
Further along the promenade is the “entertainment pier” which dates from the first world war era. Less than a year before this visit, there was a fire, although damage was done, none was evident these few months later.
In the image above you can just make out the “lower lighthouse”, I walked out to it, made a few photo’s then had a fast walk back as the car park was running out!!
The camera was my Nikon F3, loaded with Kodak Color Plus 200 – from here I travelled north up the coast, to Weston-Super-Mare, via Brean Sands. I have a few photo’s to share from that too, but that’s for another post!
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