Minehead at the Helm

Creation of a new ‘Maritime Mile’ heritage trail along Minehead seafront linking to a central open-air gallery, and this new destination website supporting tourism in Minehead.

It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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We would like to also acknowledge and thank the following:

Special thanks to Julian Luke from Minehead Museum for sourcing the majority of the images for the trail and gallery, we also thank the trustees for their valuable time, knowledge and contribution toward this project.

Wherever possible acknowledgement has been given to the intellectual ownership and copyright of the images. Due to the historical nature of the remaining images it has not been possible to trace all sources and these have been assumed to be of “orphan” copyright.


Thanks to Sue Lloyd for allowing us to reference her book ‘From Curragh to Ketch: The Story of Minehead's Quay Town’ and for photos of Minehead.

Thanks to the Minehead Information Centre team for their input for website content and photos.

Thank you to Ian Brodie for allowing use of his photography.

Thanks to Butlin’s archive team for assistance with the heritage trail panel 1, and thanks go to many for the production of the trail and gallery.

Research references – information sourced has been wide and varied, but a special mention to for a constant source of reference. Other: Somerset Coast – a living landscape: Nigel Phillips, Natural Time Out Publications 2011. Somerset Coast: Rodney Legg, Halsgrove Discovery Series 2003. Smuggling in the Bristol Channel: Graham Smith, Countryside Books 1989. Exmoor and the West Somerset Coastline: Peter Hesp, Countryside TV Publications 1993. Somerset Stories of the Supernatural: Roger Evans, Countryside Books 2001.


When next visiting Minehead why not download the Maritime Mile Heritage Trail GPS trail App by Audio Trails

(available on iOS and Android)