Weston-super-Mare is a fascinating town with a
long history, but no period has been more
exciting, interesting or eventful as that within living
Weston-super-Mare, like every place, large or
small, is the product of its people. Some may
become famous but the majority will only be
known to family, friends and the local community.
The contribution of these people to the health,
wealth and happiness of the town is immense and
often goes unknown and unmarked.
Weston is facing new challenges as we approach
the end of the first decade of the new millennium.
But one thing is certain - whatever happens to
Weston, it will be achieved by the people of the
town, for the people of the town.
This book celebrates the activities and achievements
of the people of Weston-super-Mare over
the last seventy years. Using a wide range of
photographs of people, events, groups, and sports
teams, nearly all of which have never been
published before, it has been produced in an
album style to stir memories and truly ‘reunite’
Westonians old and young, past and present.
Sharon Poole moved to Weston from
Clevedon in 1971, the same year she
began to work for the Museum
Service. Part of her work at this time,
involved compiling a photographic
record of Weston and the many
changes that were occurring during
this period. Over the subsequent
years, she became curator of the local
and social history collections at North
Somerset Museum. Her first book was
published in 1987 and since then she
has produced another thirteen books
on Weston and the surrounding area.
Although Sharon left the Museum
Service in 2001, she continues to take
an active interest in the history of
Weston as a freelance speaker, writer
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 016 9, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published August 2010.