to its full glory! Burnham-On-Sea's lighthouse has graffiti removed
sprayed on Burnham-On-Sea's iconic lighthouse has been removed by
Sedgemoor District Council amid outrage since red lettering was
spray-painted along one of its legs.
first reported here
by Burnham-On-Sea.com, several residents were left 'disgusted' when
the graffiti appeared on the Grade II listed building on Bank Holiday
letters 'FRB' were spray painted in six-inch tall red lettering
along part of one of the nine wooden legs, as pictured below.
Wednesday, Sedgemoor District Council's 'clean surroundings' staff
were seen removing the graffiti, restoring it back to its full glory
spokeswoman Claire Faun thanked Burnham-On-Sea.com for reporting
the graffiti on Monday, enabling a quick turnaround for its removal.
reader, Jane Rogers, told Burnham-On-Sea.com earlier this week:
"I couldn't believe it when we saw this - it's disgraceful
that such a lovely historical building like this has been targeted
in this way. Terrible."
reader, who asked not to be named, said: "Is nothing safe these
days? This is such a high profile building for Burnham and it's
upsetting that someone would do this."
historic building was originally built in 1832 and attracts thousands
of walkers and photographers every year.
2014, the international media website 'Huffington Post' put Burnham-On-Sea
lighthouse on a list of the world's top 10 most beautiful lighthouses,
recognising its iconic status.
lighthouse was given a £20,000 revamp in 2016 when Sedgemoor
District Council awarded a contract to a commercial firm to repair
and paint the exterior of the building using weather-proof paint.