Weston project misses out on Lottery cash

A WESTON project has narrowly missed out on thousands of pounds of funding.

A WESTON project has narrowly missed out on thousands of pounds of funding.

Then and Now - Teens Through the Time Warp, based at North Somerset Museum in Burlington Street, made it through to the final stages of the National Lottery Award's best heritage project category.

The exhibition, which shows teenage life from the 1950s to the present day, competed against two other finalists in the same category, via a public vote, to win £2,000.

The finals of the competition were shown on BBC One last weekend and a runners-up trophy was presented to project representatives by Dermot Murnaghan.

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The museum-based exhibition was pipped to post by a London theatre group.

Project spokesman, Liz Neathey, said; "We were absolutely thrilled to have reached the finals of the awards.

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"Being part of the competition and getting to appear on the BBC show had a positive impact on everyone involved with the project."

Lottery funding was used to purchase a variety of equipment used in the exhibition when it was originally set up.

Because the project has proved so popular in recent weeks the museum has decided to keep it open for the rest of the year. It will open again on Monday.

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