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Burnham on Sea Freemasons provide a dash of colour to the High St with Flowers

When the local Council decided not to provide Burnham on Sea High street with the usual flower decorations, in the planters this year. John Chinn, the ever hard working Charity Steward and keen horticulturist, was not impressed by this, so he suggested to the Brethren of Rural Philanthropic Lodge that they should step up to the mark, buy the flowers and plant them to give colour to the Town.

L-R Nick Reed, MIchael Young, Malcolm Price, John Chinn(front), Andy Hodge, Justin Weaver, Dave Perret (Burnham in Bloom) and Will Human

The Lodge members agreed unanimously to do this and the call went out for volunteers to help John, clean up the old planters and plant the new flowers. Several members joined in including one of the newest members of 291, Michael Young, who was only initiated in April 2024.

Nick and Malcolm do their best Alan Titchmarsh impression.

This is not the first time Burnham on Sea Freemasons have provided help for the town and contributed to the Flower displays, as well as local play days and have donated over £7,000 in recent years to the local Foodbank. Community engagement at its finest, it is no surprise to learn that the Lodge is one of the biggest in Somerset, with over 75 members, two new joiners to ballot for in October, and another new candidate for next year.

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