Picture Past: March 26, 1965

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 April 2015

Youngsters admiring some of the exhibits at the Spring bulb, flower and handicraft show held by members of Compton Bishop and Cross WI.

Youngsters admiring some of the exhibits at the Spring bulb, flower and handicraft show held by members of Compton Bishop and Cross WI.

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WESTON Borough Council was accused of 'capitulating' and 'sacrificing' the Winter Gardens this week in 1965.

Leaving Springfield Nurseries, Banwell, carrying their Mothering Sunday daffodils are Pamela and Nicholas Harding, of Knightcott. Polly their pet lamb, went with them, and Shirley Whitehead, who works at the nurseries, is there to see them all safely over the road.Leaving Springfield Nurseries, Banwell, carrying their Mothering Sunday daffodils are Pamela and Nicholas Harding, of Knightcott. Polly their pet lamb, went with them, and Shirley Whitehead, who works at the nurseries, is there to see them all safely over the road.

Here are some of the stories reported in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in the March 26 edition.

* The borough council had previously objected to plans for an east to west road which would take one-and-a-half acres from the Winter Gardens’ putting green. But both the Ministry of Transport and County Council refused to accept the amendments. The borough council agreed to go along with the original plans, and the Mercury said it had ‘capitulated’ and that it would lead to the ‘ruination’ of the Winter Gardens.

* Two of Weston’s beach donkeys and two ponies were killed by a train after they wandered onto the Worle to Uphill line from a field in Winterstoke Road.

* Sports facilities in Wedmore were likely to be improved after a vote at the parish assembly. Fundraising to build new changing areas on the playing fields was due to get underway.

* Parents were becoming ‘frightened’ of taking their children on the sands between the Royal Hospital and Uphill because of cars and motorcycles, according to borough councillor PF Hess. The council agreed additional attendants would keep an eye over the car park.

* Kewstoke Parish Council was opposed to a further extension of the Pontins holiday camp, where an additional 500 chalets would be built.

Click here for the reports from March 19.

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