Picture Past: January 10, 1969 – Weston’s MP dies after family holiday
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Weston’s MP David Webster died suddenly after being taken ill following an Austrian ski holiday with his family.
Weston paid tribute to its MP after his sudden death following a family holiday. The story appeared in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago.
The 45-year-old, who was a stockbroker and former assistant to the director of the British Oxygen Company, became Weston MP in July 1958.
Mr Webster died at Westminster Hospital, in London. He was taken ill after returning from his winter getaway.
During his trip, Mr Webster took a fall while skiing but whether it contributed to his death, it was not known.
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He left behind his wife Irene and three children – David, Fiona and Andrew – who he lived with in Auldcroft in Wedmore.
He had received a masters degree at Cambridge University and served in World War Two as an RAF pilot and was a parachute jumping instructor in India where he trained Gurkas.
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