Mercury’s Picture Past: February 10
PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 February 2017
‘Spring is in the air’ became Weston-super-Mare’s tourism motto 50 years ago – in February. Here are the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald headlines from 1967.
* The Government announced work to build a long-awaited new hospital for Weston would begin in 1969-70.
And Weston MP David Webster was less pleased, however, to discover Weston’s operating theatres had been shut for three weeks.
A new machine had been installed in the theatres, but it caused the humidity to rise. This meant there was a risk of the anaesthetics exploding.
Mr Webster said the news was ‘exceedingly alarming’.
* Sweeping changes to Weston’s education system were on the way.
Picture Past: February 10, 1967
Front Page 10th February 1967 Edition.
Ads 10th February 1967 Edition.
Senior executives of head office, staff, wives and friends at a staff party held at Cleeve Country Club by the Western Counties Region of Robinson Rentals Ltd.
The hard work by members of Banwell Youth Club in raising funds and rehearsing for a show to entertain the elderly was more than rewarded by a capacity crowd at the Church Hall, Banwell. Flower girls Cathy Weeks, Anne Colborne, Pat Holland and Hazel Harris.
The hard work by members of Banwell Youth Club in raising funds and rehearsing for a show to entertain the elderly was more than rewarded by a capacity crowd at the Church Hall, Banwell. The "stripper" girls Valerie and Margaret Janes and Gillian Harding.
The Weston League team before their semi-final encounter with Mid-Somerset in the Mavis Tate cup contest.
Technical College catering student tosses a pancake, for Shrove Tuesday, watched by Colin Waterton and Barry Mould.
Photograph taken of the western end of the axbridge by-pass, show that the long awaited route is nearly complete.
in a scene from Wrington Guide Company's production of Aladdin, presented at Wrington Memorial Hall, Margaret Burton (Widow Twankey) gets on with the laundry assisted by Nicola Johnson (Jasmin) and the two policemen (Marilyn Cox and Gloria Richards).
The cast in the finale of the Wrington Guides' production of Aladdin, at Wrington Memorial Hall.
Comprehensive schools would replace grammar and secondary modern schools. It would take around seven months to establish the changes.
* ‘Spring is in the air in Weston-super-Mare’ was the new motto for tourism publicity.
And temperatures were clearly rising already, as people were reportedly already bathing in the sea.
* Married airmen serving at RAF Locking were going to be moving into new ‘luxury’ homes. There were 80 houses in total.
* A Weston pastor strongly opposed the Sunday Entertainment Bill going through Parliament.
The bill aimed to license sport and other entertainment to take place on Sundays. But the pastor said it was good for the whole nation to have a rest.
* Meanwhile, work to create the Axbridge bypass was nearing completion.