Mercury’s Picture Past: August 26, 1966
PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:32 30 August 2016
The parish council of Banwell refused new plans to ease congestion through the centre of the village, with one councillor describing the ideas as ‘a lot of hooey’.
Picture Past: August 26, 1966
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Wedmore Harvest Home. Some of the lady helpers preparing the food.
Wedmore's Harvest Queen, Grace Wride, with her attendants, Eilleen Kidd and Nesta Potter.
Wedmore Harvest Home. Mandy Peach and Sylvia Wall won prizes as the parish's first zebra crossings.
Wedmore Harvest Home. Getting down to the main business of the day - the luncheon.
Cheddar Scouts and Cubs made a good profit from their fete at the Primary School playing field. The money will go towards the purchase of the plot of land on which the Scout hut now stands. Timothy Sheppard with the aid of some of his fellow scouts gives Steven Westby and John Banwell a ride on the trolley.
Cheddar Scouts and Cubs made a good profit from their fete at the Primary School playing field. The money will go towards the purchase of the plot of land on which the Scout hut now stands. Concentration on the penny-rolling game.
Cheddar Scouts and Cubs made a good profit from their fete at the Primary School playing field. The money will go towards the purchase of the plot of land on which the Scout hut now stands. Guessing the number of peas in the jar are Philip Brown, Tim Marwood, Martin Marwood and Stewart Conning. Alan Carr holds the jar.
Weston-super-Mare and District Football League began its season on Tuesday. Pictured before the start of their match are Alumin United and Westlands.
Road widening in progress at Church Road, Worle, where considerable housing development is taking place.
St. John Ambulance Brigade motor cycle gymkhana. The sidecar races gave the passengers plenty of work on the long wet grass.
St. John Ambulance Brigade motor cycle gymkhana. Solo riders competing in the obstacle race.
Weston Harriers open gymkhana. Amanda White giving her pony a tit-bit after winning the leading rein event.
Weston Harriers open gymkhana. Richard Dyer with Blue Torch and the trophy he won in the junior jumping.
Weston Harriers open gymkhana. Linda Pike on Rusty took third place in the junior jumping.
The proposal came from Leonard Jones, who wanted to install traffic lights to relieve difficulties created by the narrow ‘bottle-neck’ in the main street. His plan was refused.
Cllr H Nicholls said “I am not saying that there is no congestion at any time in Banwell, but this sort of thing commonly met with under today’s traffic conditions.”
- A Weston librarian, his wife and family were among the Somerset dancers who returned from a folk dance festival tour across Central France.
- The Yatton-to-Clevedon railway line was announced to be closing sooner than expected by Western Region of Bristish Rail. The plan was announced as part of a money saving scheme.
- New coloured illuminations went up along Weston seafront. The combined operation between the Hotels and Restaurants Association and the electricians of the Borough Engineer’s department saw 12 pieces go up on lamp-posts between Oxford Street and the open-air pool.
- A speaker at the Wedmore Harvest Home luncheon spoke out about the importance of farming and the industry getting the recognition it deserves.
Chairman Ernest Banwell said: “There will soon come an appreciation of the extent to which agriculture can play its part. If our industry doesn’t prosper, then this country won’t prosper.”
- Weston football team had their first-ever win at Bideford. The team had previously been beaten twice by the North Devon side. Weston won 2-1 with goals from Bobby Gibbs and Brian Owen.