Weston residents invited to historic photo reacreation

PUBLISHED: 13:30 27 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:30 27 September 2013

The original photo taken in 1888 which will be recreated on Sunday

The original photo taken in 1888 which will be recreated on Sunday

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THE people of Weston are being invited to help recreate an iconic image of Weston seafront from 1888 this weekend.

Weston Museum is organising for a new version of a snap of the town taken from where the Cabot Court Hotel currently is in Knightstone Road.

The old photo shows members of Weston Cycling Club on the seafront 125 years ago.

On Sunday residents are being asked to join in and play a part in the photo, which shows hundreds of people milling about in the promenade dressed in Victorian clothing, several with penny farthing cycles.

The attempt is in honour of a new cycling exhibition being put on at the museum called Going For A Spin.

It will be held on the seafront at 2pm on Sunday.

A spokesman for the museum said: “This photograph will be part of the exhibition and we would like to try and recreate the photograph on a modern scale and invite local cycling clubs and members of the public to join us at the junction of Knightstone Road on the promenade and become part of history.

“Although the Weston Half Marathon is on in the morning we are hoping this will only take approximately 30 minutes.

“We are hoping to also get in contact with a local penny farthing club and ask them to also join in to mix the old with the new.”

Museum supervisor Adam Brown said: “We hope this new exhibition will not only be enjoyed by our visitors, and the new photograph will also become a new part of the town’s history.”

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