One surprising exception

PUBLISHED: 10:43 08 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

WHILST walking the splendid works already completed on the Promenade between Anchor Head and The Grand Pier, I was delighted to see the excellent display recording the History of the Pier, albeit with one surprising exception which saddened me

WHILST walking the splendid works already completed on the Promenade between Anchor Head and The Grand Pier, I was delighted to see the excellent display recording the History of the Pier, albeit with one surprising exception which saddened me - the minimal mention of the Brenner family - owners throughout the majority of post war years.

Throughout these years, three generations of this family have been great benefactors to the town - impressive annual fireworks, successive Red Arrow displays attracting thousands, maintaining and markedly improving the pier both inside and out as a familiar attraction at the end of Regent Street often much appreciated when the heavens opened - providing so many youngsters with supervised employment during the summer school holidays and so much more.

Westonians owe a great debt of gratitude to the Brenner family and I hope the sponsors of the otherwise excellent Historical Display will enlarge on the single rectangular panel referring to the Brenner's - which is surely disproportionate to this family's input into the town.

JUNE STEPHEN

Uphill Road North, Weston

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