Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 July 2019 Pupils of Windwhistle School on a cycling proficiency course. Picture: WESTON MERCURY Archant The Weston Mercury & Somerset Herald shared pictures from the first summer carnival in seven years - which raised hundreds of pounds for a hospital improvement scheme. Fishing hopefully at the bottle stall at Axbridge Parish Church garden fete are Christine Leavey, Cherry Vincent, Sandra Budden and Muriel Canon. Picture: WESTON MERCURYThere was a surprise for authorities in Weston and Clevedon 50 years ago.The House of Commons announced it considered the area between the two towns to be suitable to house a potential site for maritime industrial development. Among the plans was a deep-water port. Trying to calculate the weight of a lamb at Mendip Vale Players' garden fete at Sandford are the opener, Mrs. E.P. Rackman, Mrs K.A. Simms (president, Mendip Vale Players), Mr. Bill Rimer (chairman), Katherine Palmer, Micky Rimmer, Ann … [Read more...] about PICTURE PAST: July 25, 1969
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PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 July 2019 Michael Harper, Nicholas Taylor, Julian Parsons, Alan Letherby and Paul Robinson at the turntable at Walliscote School's open day. Picture: WESTON MERCURY Archant One of the town's rugby clubs hunted for hundreds of pounds to avoid increasing subscriptions. The story appeared in the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald 50 years ago. Young Farmers Dairy Festival Stock Show. Kevin Wilson, of Holt Farm, Blagdon, with the champion beast that gained a prize award. Picture: WESTON MERCURYThe show could not go on in Weston after hot weather postponed a puppet show.A heatwave brought the beach's Punch and Judy to a halt. The popular children's show had a notice stating: "Weather permitting, too hot to perform."The show saw the puppets joke and hit each other with clubs to get laughs from the young audience.Young Farmers Misses Mary and Phyllis Dament, of Shiplate House Farm, who won cups for "best led and groomed" and the Culm challenge trophy at the … [Read more...] about PICTURE PAST: July 18, 1969
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press Updated 5:44 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 People hold signs protesting the treatment of asylum seekers held in immigration detention centers Tuesday, July 2, 2019, outside the office of Sen. Pat Roberts in Overland Park, Kan. The protest, with about 150 participants, was one of several held outside congressional offices nationwide calling for the closure of the detention centers. less People hold signs protesting the treatment of asylum seekers held in immigration detention centers Tuesday, July 2, 2019, outside the office of Sen. Pat Roberts in Overland Park, Kan. The protest, with about ... more Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 People hold signs protesting the treatment of asylum … [Read more...] about Jarring images of border cells surface ahead of July 4
Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., left, and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., right, talks to reporters about the need for the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to speak to reporters following the Republican Conference luncheon, at the … [Read more...] about Showdown looms as House approves $4.5B in border aid
PUBLISHED: 19:08 12 May 2019 Steve Russell Julie Welham had, probably, eight horses over the years Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Tributes to Julie Welham - 'the sister I never had' - who ran Julie's Afro Hair Supplies in Norwich Road Baby Julie Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONThere's a lovely tribute to Julie Welham on Facebook. "I remember the first time I went to Julie's hair shop. She was so lovely and helpful," writes Talaya Seeley. "She was part of my childhood and adulthood and I will always have nothing but the fondest of memories of this beautiful soul. "Julie, you will be part of Ipswich history and you will be missed."Cancer claimed the 54-year-old after a shortish illness, leaving so many people with so many vivid memories.Friends and family talk of "the sister I never had"; a brave and gutsy lady; a person content with her life; a woman who would check neighbours were all right when it snowed, for example; the possessor of a wicked and dry … [Read more...] about Did you know Julie Welham and her Norwich Road shop?