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Friday, February 9, 2018

An increase in drunkenness and a hospital fish pool made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from the February 9 edition in 1968.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Male unemployment and ‘sacred cows’ in local government funding made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 1968. Here is the news from the January 26 edition.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Pink Floyd performed in Weston-super-Mare 50 years ago, while some parish councils were down to the last pennies. Here is the news from the Weston Mercury on January 12, 1968.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Record-breaking Christmas trade, a public sector ‘financial crisis’ and the ‘appalling’ state of Weston Museum were all making headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald edition of January 5, 1968.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

A Christmas shopping season, widespread power cuts, children’s swimming lessons and problems for the RNLI were among the issues making Weston-super-Mare headlines over the festive period five decades ago.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

An explosion had tragic consequences 50 years ago, shocking villagers. Here is the news from the December 22, 1967, edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wintry weather, political defections, and more than a little ‘bah humbug’ were making the news in Weston-super-Mare 50 years ago this week.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

A reorganisation of Weston-super-Mare’s entertainment was on the cards 50 years ago, so the town could follow ‘modern trends’. Here are the stories from the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in December 1967.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The first British person to be honoured in the International Swimming Hall of Fame during their lifetime was 81-year-old Paulo Radmilovic from Weston-super-Mare.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

A care home applying for a liquor licence and Weston-super-Mare’s population growth were featured in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. These are the stories from the October 27, 1967 edition.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

A sinking building and adverts blocking the scenery featured in the news in Weston-super-Mare 50 years ago. Here are the stories and pictures from the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in October 1967.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Contraceptive pills for pigeons and Weston-super-Mare’s high electricity use made headlines for the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from the October 6, 1967 edition.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Weston’s pedestrian bridge and the sale of a cave and observatory made headlines 50 years ago. The stories were included in the September 27 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1967.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ancient animal bones discovered in a cave were included in an article in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from September 1967.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

A wind-blocking screen for Weston-super-Mare’s open air pool and an unusual punishment made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from September 15, 1967.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Buildings in Weston-super-Mare were suffering because of the town’s pigeon problem 50 years ago. The bird woes were reported in the September 8 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1967.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Did a UFO fly over North Somerset 50 years ago? It was one of the curious tales reported in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1967. Here is the news from September 1 of that year.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Children were thought to have stolen explosives 50 years ago, the Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury reported on August 25, 1967. Here are some of the headlines from that week in Weston-super-Mare.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

A pop group’s visit and a female pilot made the headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from August 18, 1967.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Explosive drama off the coast and sporting action were making the headlines 50 years ago this week, as we delve back into the archives to explore the news from August 11, 1967.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Unexploded bombs and mines were discovered on a Weston-super-Mare beach 50 years ago. Here are the stories from the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1967.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

A bomb hoax on the pier and ancient coins featured in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from July 28, 1967.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

A piano smashing contest was banned from the seafront 50 years ago, the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald reported. Here are the stories from July 21, 1967.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sonic booms shattered the peace over Weston-super-Mare 50 years ago, and the news was reported in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald. Here are some of the headlines from July 14, 1967.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

A school closing due to illness and stolen vegetables made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from July 7, 1967.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

A wicked witch of Weston-super-Mare was included in a historical column of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here are the other stories the paper included.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A street light referendum and a disappearing island made headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from that week.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

APPROVAL was granted for a new £550,000 technical college in Weston 50 years ago this week, while residents were warned about ‘dangerous’ pencils by a senior medical official.

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