Picture Past: August 18, 1967 – The Tremeloes arrive in Weston

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 August 2017

East Huntspill Harvest Home Carnival entry

East Huntspill Harvest Home Carnival entry "Harvest King", Mr. E. Kidner with "attendants" Messrs. A. Ganfield and R.J. Bowyer.

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A pop group’s visit and a female pilot made the headlines in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Here is the news from August 18, 1967.

Jill Short and Jane Savage look at one of the begonias on display at Yatton and District Horticultural Society Show.Jill Short and Jane Savage look at one of the begonias on display at Yatton and District Horticultural Society Show.

• Pop band The Tremeloes arrived in Weston-super-Mare faced with 100 screaming fans and a number of holidaymakers desperate for their autographs.

The group, formed in 1958 and known for their cover of Do You Love Me and the number one single Silence Is Golden, were in the town to open a new boutique.

The shop, Funny Girl Boutique, was opening at Dolphin Square and aimed to cater for the ‘with it’ girl.

Members of the Scout expedition which set out this week for France and the Eastern Pyrenees under the leadership of Senior Scout David Perriman. Looking at the map are Graeme Jupp, John Smith, Nicholas Wild, Christopher Underwood, David Wright, John Garner, Richard Flew, Philip Kennell and Jeremy Stott.Members of the Scout expedition which set out this week for France and the Eastern Pyrenees under the leadership of Senior Scout David Perriman. Looking at the map are Graeme Jupp, John Smith, Nicholas Wild, Christopher Underwood, David Wright, John Garner, Richard Flew, Philip Kennell and Jeremy Stott.

It stocked trouser suits, mini skirts and dresses, and ‘Twiggy’ dresses.

The Tremeloes were greeted with a crowd outside the shop, and only three people were allowed in at a time.

• One of the country’s best-known female pilots was temporarily filling in as a pleasure flight pilot in Weston.

In the Butchery business in this East Huntspill Harvest Home carnival entry are Eric and Ray Puddy and Ricky Popham.In the Butchery business in this East Huntspill Harvest Home carnival entry are Eric and Ray Puddy and Ricky Popham.

Jackie Moggridge received her pilot licence 30 years previously, when she was 16, and she had completed around 10,000 flying miles.

She said some people were surprised to see her sitting in the pilot’s seat, but they were not worried about it.

• An aerial survey of Sand Bay had been planned after a series of wartime bombs and mines were discovered on the beach.

Ads 18th August 1967 Edition.Ads 18th August 1967 Edition.

However, it had to be called off as the RAF aircraft was needed elsewhere.

Instead, a careful search was carried out on foot.

Lieutenant Larry Park said: “Inevitably there must still be something else out there somewhere.”

East Huntspill Harvest Home Carnival, The East Huntspill Harvest Home Carnival, The "Old Woman who lived in a shoe" (Mrs Joan Plant and "children").

An official protest was going to be sent from Weston to the Government Department of Technology after a series of supersonic test flights over the town.

The tests were carried out in preparation for the Concorde airliner going into service and to see how people would react to the sonic booms.

If Weston was anything to go by, the answer was ‘not well’.

East Huntspill Harvest Home Carnival, Garry and Christopher Puddy were in the cup-winning entry, East Huntspill Harvest Home Carnival, Garry and Christopher Puddy were in the cup-winning entry, "Tulip Time in Old Amersterdam."

• Somerset County Council was going to press ahead with more than £30,000 of improvements in its schools despite a Government cut to its finances.

Somerset had a greater proportion of pre-20th century school buildings than the rest of the country.

This meant sanitary conditions in the schools were not up to scratch, and the council agreed to spend the money on the improvements.

Two young visitors admiring a display of cut flowers at Yatton and District Horticultural Society Show.Two young visitors admiring a display of cut flowers at Yatton and District Horticultural Society Show.

MORE: Picture Past from August 11, 1967.

East Huntspill Harvest Home. Sally Alford joins in the carving with Messer. J. Tripp, M. Wall and Puddy.East Huntspill Harvest Home. Sally Alford joins in the carving with Messer. J. Tripp, M. Wall and Puddy.

Against the background of the tent at East Huntspill's Harvest Home, with floral basket and decorated hoop providing traditional touches, Miss Elizabeth Boley, East Huntpill's Havest Queen, helps to serve the lunch.Against the background of the tent at East Huntspill's Harvest Home, with floral basket and decorated hoop providing traditional touches, Miss Elizabeth Boley, East Huntpill's Havest Queen, helps to serve the lunch.

Ads 18th August 1967 Edition.Ads 18th August 1967 Edition.

Front Page 18th August 1967 Edition.Front Page 18th August 1967 Edition.

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