PICTURE PAST: Swimming pool plans revealed
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Plans to build a school in Worle were running on schedule despite rumours saying otherwise. The story featured in the Weston Mercury & Somerset Herald in 1969.
A model of a proposed new swimming pool was revealed 50 years ago.
A pool, which was expected to cost around £110,000, was to be built behind the Burnham Community Centre, in Berrow Road.
n The construction of Worle Comprehensive School was set to be completed by January 1972.
Concerns were raised amid rumours the new school would not be ready by September 1972 but these were proved false by the divisional education officer J F Mason.
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The first stages of the school would in fact be completed on time, made up of the lower and middle form blocks, administration offices and a school library.
n A parish council feared alterations to the crossroads near the Fox and Goose Inn, in Brent Knoll, would increase the danger to traffic.
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Work had begun on building an intersection similar to the one where the A370 meets the A38 at East Brent and Brent Knoll Parish Council was worried the new junction would become as potentially dangerous as the one in East Brent.
n The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) shared photos of the improved conditions at Berrow Primary School.
The county council paid £280 to improve the toilet facilities there, but the school's success irritated the local education executive.
The PTA's direct approach to the county's chief education officer upset members of the Weston Divisional Education Executive as neither the executive or managers of Berrow School had been consulted.
n A 19-year-old publican's daughter was the winner of the 1969 Modern Venus bathing beauty contest.
Wendy Anne George took home the coveted crown after she won the fourth round of the contest.
The young bartender was a runner-up the previous year and was placed third in the Miss Britain contest.
n History seemed to repeat itself when a torrential downpour ended a month of warm, sunny weather.
The bad weather flooded some areas almost a year after the great floods of 1968.
This time, Weston felt the brunt of the bad weather, with 2.91 inches of rain falling in 16 hours.
However, the flooding was not as bad in 1969, with only three bungalows in Locking reported to be two feet deep.