The History of Somerset's Seaside Gem
Do you have happy memories of a trip to the seaside at Weston-super-Mare? Did you arrive by paddlesteamer from Wales, or look forward to that essential ride on a donkey? Then this presentation, filmed during the best summer in living memory, is for you. The DVD includes previously unreleased archive film from 1935 showing the naming of a new motor lifeboat by the Duke of Kent and there is also a fascinating glimpse of holidaymakers at leisure in the inter-war period. An excerpt of colour archive film shows Weston in all its glory during the 1950s and 1960s, as the great British seaside holiday enjoyed a revival. Researched and presented by local historian and author Sharon Poole, this is a real treat for anyone with an interest in Weston-super-Mare.