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‘Weston Past and Present’ opens at The Grand Pier

by mikebell on 26 June, 2018

The Grand Pier has teamed up with the Great Weston Heritage Action Zone initiative to host the ‘Weston Past and Present’ aerial photography exhibition.

The exhibition runs from 23rd June until 10th January 2019 in Tiffany’s Restaurant and is open to view every day from 10am-3pm.

As part of their work in the Heritage Action Zone, aerial photographs were taken over the course of the last few months by Historic England. The exhibition shows a selection of these images next to images of Weston that were taken many years ago.

Cara MacMahon, Heritage Action Zone Officer said: “As part of the HAZ scheme with Historic England, we wanted feature archive and new imagery side-by-side to show how the landscape of Weston has changed in the last hundred years. It’s been a delightful project to work on with The Grand Pier and I’m looking forward to seeing visitors’ reactions to some beautiful images of our seaside town.”

Michele Michael, Director and co-owner at the Grand Pier said: “Tiffany’s Tea Room offers some unrivalled views of Weston Bay, so it’s the perfect place for this fascinating exhibition, which allows guests to see the town from a whole different perspective.

“We hope many people will visit and see for themselves Weston has changed over the past century while being able to admire the spectacular scenery today from a perfect viewing point.”

The Heritage Action Zone is part of the Weston Town Centre Regeneration Programme which is delivering improvements to key sites within the town and encouraging inward investment.

The vision for the town centre is focused around the themes of living, learning and lifestyle, with plans to attract more people to live in the town centre, creating a lively university town which will further improve the local economy.

Weston was one of the first places to be awarded Heritage Action Zone status. There are now 18 Heritage Action Zones in villages, towns and cities across England.

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