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Review of the year: Our favourite readers’ pictures from 2017

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 December 2017

A busy beach. Picture: Derek Hitchins

A busy beach. Picture: Derek Hitchins

Derek Hitchins

Stunning pictures have been taken by Mercury readers throughout this year, and we have put together a selection of our favourites.

Donkeys on a misty morning. Picture: John Stephenson Donkeys on a misty morning. Picture: John Stephenson

Weston has once again experienced a raft of changes, with the opening of Dolphin Square, the Brean Down Way cycle path and the revamped Italian Gardens.

Photographers have been out and about documenting these developments, while also capturing some stunning landscapes and wildlife pictures in the process.

Grove Park's pond. Picture: Vultur Sebastian Grove Park's pond. Picture: Vultur Sebastian

Mercury readers have also followed the town’s yearly goings-on, from sporting action, to Comic Con and Weston Pride.

The images, which have been shared on iWitness24, capture Weston at its very best.

Autumnal colours and reflections on a lake. Picture: Nick Page Hayman Autumnal colours and reflections on a lake. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

They show the town’s magnificent parks, its busy beach and the views we often taken for granted.

A stunning shot of the supermoon. Picture: Martin Pearce A stunning shot of the supermoon. Picture: Martin Pearce

The opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger Fry The opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger Fry

The Weston Pride parade. Picture: Peter Elston The Weston Pride parade. Picture: Peter Elston

After the rain by Royal Sands. Picture: Terry Kelly After the rain by Royal Sands. Picture: Terry Kelly

A falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger Fry A falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger Fry

Weston vs North Petherton. Picture: Doug Longhorn Weston vs North Petherton. Picture: Doug Longhorn

A heron takes to the skies. Picture: Mike Bird A heron takes to the skies. Picture: Mike Bird

A firey opening for the Italian Gardens. Picture: Henry Harrison A firey opening for the Italian Gardens. Picture: Henry Harrison

Grove Park's memorial. Picture: Annabell Hawkins Grove Park's memorial. Picture: Annabell Hawkins

A Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally Griffiths A Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally Griffiths

A Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally Griffiths A Comic Con visitor. Picture: Sally Griffiths

Weston's women's team in action. Picture: Simon James Weston's women's team in action. Picture: Simon James

A mechanical horse at the opening of the Italian Gardens. Picture: Nick Page Hayman A mechanical horse at the opening of the Italian Gardens. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

Boats in Uphill. Picture: Mark Brinson Boats in Uphill. Picture: Mark Brinson

The opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger Fry The opening of Brean Down Way. Picture: Roger Fry

A kingfisher enjoys a good lunch. Picture: Karen Mitchell A kingfisher enjoys a good lunch. Picture: Karen Mitchell

A beautiful sunrise. Picture: Terry Kelly A beautiful sunrise. Picture: Terry Kelly

A falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger Fry A falconer and his bird on Uphill. Picture: Roger Fry

A stunning rainbow. Picture: Elsie Poynton A stunning rainbow. Picture: Elsie Poynton

A dog observes a horse ieng trained at Royal Sands. Picture: Terry Kelly A dog observes a horse ieng trained at Royal Sands. Picture: Terry Kelly

A bee. Picture: Steve Britton A bee. Picture: Steve Britton

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