Picture Past: April 16, 1965

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 April 2015

Fashion parades staged at the Bristol Co-operative Society Ltd.'s store in High Street, Weston-s-Mare. The parades were part of the Consumer Advisory Week, which has been arranged at the store, and featured a comprehensive selection of spring and summer garments.

Fashion parades staged at the Bristol Co-operative Society Ltd.'s store in High Street, Weston-s-Mare. The parades were part of the Consumer Advisory Week, which has been arranged at the store, and featured a comprehensive selection of spring and summer garments.

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HUNDREDS of jobs would be created if an empty factory was taken over by a new firm.

The news was featured in the April 16 edition of the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1965.

* There were also calls to abandon a £1million 349-house scheme in Worle in light of spiralling costs. But despite Weston Borough councillor Evan Lloyd asking for an end to the project in Preanes Green, the council agreed the homes would be built but said they would not ‘pay a penny more’.

* Everything was looking good for the forthcoming Easter holidays. Publicity officer Edward Turner told the Mercury there was an increase in bookings and at least 70 establishments had no vacancies left for the Easter period.

* A man died when a dingy capsized after ‘gusting winds’ off Brean Down. Two others were saved from the vessel.

Mandy Doherty shows her winner's medal to Miriam Barber and Susan Thompson. They were competing in the 11-12 years ballet class at the Weston Junior Arts Festival.Mandy Doherty shows her winner's medal to Miriam Barber and Susan Thompson. They were competing in the 11-12 years ballet class at the Weston Junior Arts Festival.

* The Andre Rubber Company, which made anti-vibration equipment, wanted to take over the old Henlys factory at Oldmixon. It was thought the new firm could find employment for 400-700 people.

* Weston Borough Council issued a statement on the controversy over the east to west road which cut through the Winter Gardens’ putting green. The Mercury had previously condemned the decision to build the road and had received numerous letters of objection to the scheme. The council said it would be unwise to direct traffic south of the town centre, and the road was necessary to create a balanced economy for Weston generally.

* The Ministry For Health fully accepted the need for a new hospital in Weston, and said extra beds would be provided to ease the strain until the money was found to build one.

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