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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.