Picture Past: May 12, 1967 - Dual carriageway announced

PUBLISHED: 17:33 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:49 17 May 2017

Classes in Medan rhythmic movement, as a means of keeping fit, are held weekly at Uphill, where this picture was taken, and at the Albert Hall, Oxford Street. Leader is Miss H.M.Hyam (right foreground).

Classes in Medan rhythmic movement, as a means of keeping fit, are held weekly at Uphill, where this picture was taken, and at the Albert Hall, Oxford Street. Leader is Miss H.M.Hyam (right foreground).

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A new dual carriageway was announced 50 years ago, and reported in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald. Here is the news from the May 12 edition, in 1967.

The mid-Somerset battalion of the Boy's Brigade held its annual church parade at Churchill Secondary School.The mid-Somerset battalion of the Boy's Brigade held its annual church parade at Churchill Secondary School.

A £1million dual carriageway to link the proposed M5 from St Georges to Weston-super-Mare’s town centre was announced by the Government as part of its traffic plan for the 1970s. The transport minister pledged £30million for the South West in total.

* Weston Borough Council was going to press ahead with an objection to a rise in bus fares, despite the surrounding councils choosing not to contest the issue.

Members of St Peter's, Milton, Young Wives Group held a fashion show and modelled garmets they had made themselves.Members of St Peter's, Milton, Young Wives Group held a fashion show and modelled garmets they had made themselves.

One Weston councillor thought the rise would mean it would be cheaper for a family to take a taxi than to get a bus.

Another said there had been too many fare increases in recent years, and people were getting into a position where they could not afford it at all.

Members of St Peter's, Milton, Young Wives Group held a fashion show and modelled garmets they had made themselves. Margaret Rice in a bridal gown with attendants Louise and Julie Southcombe.Members of St Peter's, Milton, Young Wives Group held a fashion show and modelled garmets they had made themselves. Margaret Rice in a bridal gown with attendants Louise and Julie Southcombe.

The issue would be put before the Traffic Commissioner.

* Parish council elections were held, and presented an unusual problem.

With Moliere's play, La Malade Imaginaire, Weston-super-Mare Dramatic Society is certainly breaking new ground and trying material refreshingly different from the amateur's usual choice.With Moliere's play, La Malade Imaginaire, Weston-super-Mare Dramatic Society is certainly breaking new ground and trying material refreshingly different from the amateur's usual choice.

In Weare, which had seven councillors, four of them had the same surname, Ham.

And in Wedmore, three men and one woman were called Duckett, out of 15 councillors in total.

A children's concert arranged by the Young Wife's Club at Banwell raised over £20 towards the cost of equipment for the playgroup they formed last year. A children's concert arranged by the Young Wife's Club at Banwell raised over £20 towards the cost of equipment for the playgroup they formed last year. "Old King Cole" (D.Dennis) and her fiddlers three, Gail Kirby, Stephanie Crandon and Lorraine Weston.

* A Birmingham engineering firm planned to open a factory on the Oldmixon estate, creating 50 new jobs.

* Just 17 grains of cannabis was enough to be sniffed out by a police dog in one Somerset village.

A children's concert arranged by the Young Wife's Club at Banwell raised over £20 towards the cost of equipment for the playgroup they formed last year. A group of children in the dancing display.A children's concert arranged by the Young Wife's Club at Banwell raised over £20 towards the cost of equipment for the playgroup they formed last year. A group of children in the dancing display.

* The Somerset County Federation of Young Farmers Clubs hosted a rally in Langford.

It drew a crowd of more than 1,500 people, who also watched the Wurzels perform.

The annual rally of the Somerset County Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, held at Langford House, Langford, attracted nearly 1500 people despite heavy showers of rain. Adge Cutler and the Wurzels drew a large crowd during their performance.The annual rally of the Somerset County Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, held at Langford House, Langford, attracted nearly 1500 people despite heavy showers of rain. Adge Cutler and the Wurzels drew a large crowd during their performance.

* A Weston lifebelt was discovered on the other side of the Bristol Channel. No-one knew how it had come to be washed up there.

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