Picture Past: June 25, 1965

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 June 2015

Worlebury Primary School fete. At the

Worlebury Primary School fete. At the "White Elephant" stall are Mesdames L.F. John, D. Atwell, A. Camal, D. Hurley and some of the children who helped at the fete.


ISSUES with buying homes were identified and one parishioner feared his area was at risk of becoming a ‘dumping ground’ 50 years ago this week.

The stories were reported in the June 18 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald back in 1965.

■ Weston Borough Council was recommended to resume making loans to home buyers – but with a possible interest rate of 7.25 per cent.

The loans had been suspended in the previous December because of high interest rates.

Councillor CD Curtis said: “It is a rather dangerous policy. It would not be prudent for the council at this stage to lend much money at 7.25 per cent.”

■ Meanwhile, Uphill County Primary School’s gala sports day was held in the sunshine.

The day, which incorporated sports with ‘fete-type’ activities and was the result of a combined effort between staff and parents, was expected to raise more than £100 for school funds.

■ Members of the Abbeyfield Society were disappointed after a ‘clash’ of events meant their flag day raised only £67.

The society believed the flag day’s clash with other fundraising events, like door-to-door collections, resulted in the low total.

■ Swimmers from Winterstoke Girls’ School saw off competition from places as far away as Cheltenham, Minehead and Wellington to win the Bristol and District Group Four Lifesaving Shield.

The team’s ‘handsome’ shield was placed on display at the school.

■ And a Mr J Hayes told a Berrow Parish Council meeting he feared the parish was becoming a ‘dumping ground’ after four more cars were abandoned there.

Mr Hayes added: “It is a shocking thing that these things are dumped in the countryside.”

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