Minehead War Hero’s Medals Auctioned

Minehead War Hero’s Medals Auctioned

The medals of the late Sir Mark Henniker, CBE, DSO, MC, were sold at Noonans in London for £100,000 in February.  Mark Henniker was born in Minehead in January, 1906, the son of Frederick and Ada Henniker, who were living at Dunkery Lodge, King Edward Road. He had a...
Harbour Cannon Removed

Harbour Cannon Removed

The removal of two eighteenth century cannon from Minehead Harbour on the 18 October was a complete surprise to the local community. Visitors can see three cannon on their carriages on the harbour wall, but two further cannon, partially sunk barrel first,...

Secure storage required

Many of you will have read of the Flash Flood that occurred in Minehead on Sunday, 17 September. We do hope you were unaffected by this unexpected deluge. The impact varied considerably across Minehead and Alcombe with the Parade closed by Police for a while and some...
A Picture of Minehead

A Picture of Minehead

Collaboration with Minehead u3a We are pleased to announce the latest Shared Learning Project with Minehead u3a. Our original proposal was to research the characters depicted in the wonderful 1913 cartoon of the Town Council election. Such has been the enthusiasm from...
Museum Volunteer receives Butlin’s token

Museum Volunteer receives Butlin’s token

Mari, one of our volunteers, delighted to be given a coveted Butlin’s token by a grateful visitor “A lovely young lady came in last Saturday with her family,” says Mari, “And we had a lovely chat. Before she left she presented me with this as a...