On Saturday 3rd June the Burnham Lifeboat Station held their naming ceremony for their new D class lifeboat, D-807 David and Barbara Chapman. With the great generosity of David and Barbara Chapman the Burnham RNLI Crew received their third D class lifeboat from the couple, replacing the 2007 D class Ernest and Rose Chapman ll, named after David's parents, which replaced the 1997, Ernest and Rose. The ceremony started with the national anthem with the accompaniment of Rayleigh Brass (Burnham’s most loved brass band), leading on to a warm welcome from Station Chair Roger Noble. George Rawlinson, Operations Director of the RNLI then [more]
Burnham Week 2017, commencing on Saturday 26th August, marks the 125th anniversary of this popular week long sailing regatta. Growing out of a small town regatta, Burnham Week became famous in yachting circles for sailing, but also for its friendly and inclusive social side – second to none. This year will be no different with racing set for all types of craft; dinghies to ocean-going racing yachts; single or multihull; and all craft between. Competitors can do one to eight days of glorious river racing. With such an historical regatta there [more]
Burnham on Crouch Coastal Rowing Club News 28th May saw BOCCRC take a trip up the river for the Fambridge River Festival, where both boats took part in the gig races. We obtained excellent results, coming first in the men’s and mixed races, as well as completing the fastest lap and High Spirit being the fastest boat in her class. Special mention to Jeremy who had his first race.- or rather races, as he completed the men’s and mixed races back-to-back! On 4th June BOCCR member Colin attended the short range radio course. [more]
Now in its 13th year, the Art Trail began on Saturday 24th with an evening launch on Friday 23rd. At the evening launch our town's Mayor Bob Calver shared his joy for the local art and the continued success of the trail. With many thanks going to all those who help to make the art trail such a triumph. Over eight days, artists have created artwork and events for our community. The free event allows locals and visitors to explore the town seeking out the work of 46 artists covering 28 venues, including [more]
Burnham In Bloom 2017 Well the sun was most certainly shining for this year’s Burnham In Bloom competition. On the 19th and 20th of June, judges Jane Sisterson, Cristina Franchi and myself (Jennifer Williams) had the great pleasure of visiting Burnham homes and businesses to make the tough decisions on who will be this year’s winners. As you can see from the pictures many Burnham residents take great pride in their homes, businesses and schools gardens, making our town such a beautiful place. This year we had over 20 entries with a winner in every category. On the 21st July at 7.30pm the [more]
What a change Toni and Mitchell Duncan have made to The Victoria Inn. A new kitchen, fresh modern décor (including their refurbished pool table) and changing the larger area of the pub into a more sports friendly area giving a spacious and modern feel. The décor and atmosphere is quirky and friendly with art lining the walls and a smile behind the bar.
The Burnham Belles would like to say a huge thank you for all the support they have received whilst fundraising for the London Moonwalk. They wore their decorated bras on the evening of Saturday May 13th round the London streets starting and finishing at Clapham Common. Fortunately the [more]
The May tankard had 46 entries and the scoring was good. Division 1: 1st Paul Hegarty 67 nett 2nd Gordon Howat 68 OCB from 3rd George Grimes 4th James Marchant 69. Division 2: 1st Mark Langley 70 nett 2nd Ian Hodgson 72. The men played the midweek Stableford 1stGary Taylor 2nd Ian Moore 35 points. The men also had the annual match with Boyce Hill and the first leg was a hard fought away game so the loss of 7½ to 5½ means it is all to play for [more]