A look back through Weston's history

PUBLISHED: 13:00 17 July 2011

(click on image for larger view) Weston Museum. Old copies of local newspapers on display. Vicki Lambert with Evie and Thomas looking through the papers with Friend of the Museum Heather Morrisey and Vivian Pratt.

(click on image for larger view) Weston Museum. Old copies of local newspapers on display. Vicki Lambert with Evie and Thomas looking through the papers with Friend of the Museum Heather Morrisey and Vivian Pratt.

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VISITORS to Weston Museum had a glimpse of the past as they viewed old copies of newspapers.

The Friends of Weston Museum presented old copies of the Weston Mercury to the public at the attraction in Burlington Street last weekend.

The newspaper collection included important events in the town’s history, like war reports from 1916, the opening of the Tropicana in 1938 and the bombing of Weston in 1942.

There were six books containing editions of the Weston Mercury from 1916-1951.

Friends of Weston Museum chairman Heather Morrisey said: “It was very successful.

“A lot of people were coming in and looking at the newspapers and asking us lots of questions.

“They were also telling us things that we didn’t know.”

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