Hundreds in court for parking on double yellow lines... 50 years ago

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 April 2017

A parade of nearly 50 members of the Special Constabulary were praised by the Chief Constable of Somerset, Mr K.W.L. Steele, when he inspected them at Weston-super-Mare police station.

A parade of nearly 50 members of the Special Constabulary were praised by the Chief Constable of Somerset, Mr K.W.L. Steele, when he inspected them at Weston-super-Mare police station.

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Hundreds of people were going to court because they parked on double yellow lines 50 years ago, the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald reported. Here is the news from April 14, 1967.

The Four Seasons Farye held at Milton Methodist Church. Pictured with the opener, Mrs. J. Owen Clutterbuck, are Catherine Gilbert, Julie Thompson, Jacqueline Gilbert and Elaine Gay.The Four Seasons Farye held at Milton Methodist Church. Pictured with the opener, Mrs. J. Owen Clutterbuck, are Catherine Gilbert, Julie Thompson, Jacqueline Gilbert and Elaine Gay.

* Around 50 people a day were going through Weston-super-Mare’s courts in 1967 because they had parked wrongly on double yellow lines, it was revealed.

The Friends of Sexey's School, Old Sexonians' Reunion Dinner and Dance at the Caveman Restaurant, Cheddar.The Friends of Sexey's School, Old Sexonians' Reunion Dinner and Dance at the Caveman Restaurant, Cheddar.

Weston Borough Council discussed the issue, as it was considering whether it should build more car parks.

Competing in the children's section of the Inter-Town Eisteddfod hosted by Weston-super-Mare's Cymrodorion Society, are Susan Harding, Sian Parry Jones and Katherine Jeffries.Competing in the children's section of the Inter-Town Eisteddfod hosted by Weston-super-Mare's Cymrodorion Society, are Susan Harding, Sian Parry Jones and Katherine Jeffries.

Ald GW Crouch said the number of people getting caught on double yellow lines was so high because they had nowhere else to go.

Dancers in national costume for one of the classes at Weston-super-Mare Junior Arts Festival. Juliet Smith, Miriam Barber, Rachel Alford, Lindsay Jaworska, Mary Tasker, Mandy Doherty and Elizabeth Meadows.Dancers in national costume for one of the classes at Weston-super-Mare Junior Arts Festival. Juliet Smith, Miriam Barber, Rachel Alford, Lindsay Jaworska, Mary Tasker, Mandy Doherty and Elizabeth Meadows.

He said the borough council should build a multi-storey car park because the lack of parking spaces was not leaving a good impression on visitors.

Weston-super-Mare Junior Arts Festival: Hilary Kingston gained top marks for modern musical among the under-sevens.Weston-super-Mare Junior Arts Festival: Hilary Kingston gained top marks for modern musical among the under-sevens.

* However, a survey did find most tourists loved Weston so much they wished they could live there.

Weston-super-Mare Junior Arts Festival: Amanda Winn was first in her class for Greek dancing.Weston-super-Mare Junior Arts Festival: Amanda Winn was first in her class for Greek dancing.

Weston Technical College instructed 100 students to conduct a tourism survey, and the results showed of hundreds of people who visited the town year on year, 40 per cent of them wanted to live there permanently.

Former Home Secretary Lord Brooke pictured with the Mayor and Mayoress (Cllr. and Mrs. R.W. Thomas) and their daughter Joy, and members at Weston Young Conservatives' 21st anniversary party.Former Home Secretary Lord Brooke pictured with the Mayor and Mayoress (Cllr. and Mrs. R.W. Thomas) and their daughter Joy, and members at Weston Young Conservatives' 21st anniversary party.

* A £35,000 road improvement scheme was promised for Congresbury.

Ads 14th April 1967 Edition.Ads 14th April 1967 Edition.

It would involve demolishing the old railway bridge.

Ads 14th April 1967 Edition.Ads 14th April 1967 Edition.

* March 1967 had been the sunniest March for 11 years, with 154 hours of sunlight.

Front Page 14th April 1967 Edition.Front Page 14th April 1967 Edition.

* Weston Football Club suffered its first defeat in eight games, losing 4-2 to Plymouth Argyle.

However, the players could take some comfort in the fact many of Plymouth’s players were professionals.

* The Government announced councils could no longer borrow money from a public works loan board.

Weston Borough Council feared it would have to find £500,000 from public investments instead, leading to higher interest rates.


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