It’s a very exciting time to be in Weston at the moment, especially if you have an interest in history, architecture and hidden secrets.
This week I was lucky enough to bag myself a ticket to the official launch of Historic England’s new book Weston-super-Mare: The town and its seaside heritage. The book celebrates the heritage of the town and looks to the future.
The event itself was completely sold out and packed full of fascinating people. The evening comprised of a series of illustrated talks by some of the books authors Allan Brodie, Johanna Roethe and Kate Hudson-McAulay. We saw a glimpse of the work that has been going on with an the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone Aerial Mapping project headed up by Edward Carpenter.
All of the evening was set to a beautiful backdrop of images which now feature as part of the book and aerial mapping project. It was lovely to physically see the development of Weston over the years and hear about the curious tales behind the architecture of the town. Having lived in Weston for many years now the one thing I had never done was look up.
Look up from the shop fronts. Look up from the streets. Look up from the restaurants. You will see the true beauty of Weston-super-Mare, hidden in plain sight. The book will be available soon from Weston Museum for £14.99.
Visitor Services Manager at Weston Museum
For more information, here are some useful links for you: