Weston-super-Mare’s history is long and varied and people from the town and those who visited have left a lasting legacy. Weston Town Council decided to put blue plaques around the town and are joined by Weston Civic Society who also contribute half the cost for the plaques.
We already have a few commemorative blue plaques around Weston highlighting Earl Alexander of Hillsborough (Churchill’s wartime First Lord of the Admiralty born George Street), Capt George Fiott Day VC (Crimean hero who lived Claremont Crescent) and Mary Webb (novelist who lived Landeman Circus) along with different style plaques such as that commemorating Professor Sir Arthur Eddington (astrophysicist lived Walliscote Road) and Kathleen Thomas who, aged twenty-one, was the first person to swim across the channel from Penarth to Weston in a seven and a half-hour slog back in the late summer of 1927. In addition, Jill’s Garden in Grove Park commemorates Jill Dando, the television presenter and journalist.
Weston Town Council decided to put more blue plaques around the town and are joined by Weston Civic Society who also contribute half the cost for the plaques.