Weston Hospicecare’s Big Drop is back!

“Weston Hospicecare’s  Big Drop 2014! Sites have been set up across Weston-super-Mare during May and September and is an ideal way to drop off a bag of charity goodies because they’re set up at the places you visit the most like community centres, shops and businesses. Weston Hospice Care welcome donations of any kind that […]

RNLI receives visit from HRH The Duke of Kent

Weston-super-Mare RNLI enjoyed a royal visit today (Thursday 15 May) when The Duke of Kent met volunteer lifeboat crew at their station at Knightstone Harbour.   His Royal Highness, the President of the RNLI, was shown around the temporary facilities before moving on to an RNLI hosted reception at the Winter Gardens on the Royal […]

Pete Holder RNLI

Pete Holder Retires: The End of an Era

On May 17th 2014 the head of Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station retires from the RNLI after 40 years’ service. Sadly, after that date he will no longer represent the RNLI nor have any function within it. For many years the words ‘Pete Holder’ and ‘Weston RNLI’ have been synonymous. Unfortunately that all has to change. […]

Photo of the RNLI bringing a Jet Ski ashore

RNLI Volunteers Save Jet Ski In Trouble

The Weston RNLI Crew were taking part in the annual Lifeboat Pull when their pagers sounded off. A Jet Ski rider in Weston Bay had engine problems and was drifting dangerously. Bank Holiday Monday was the time of the Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat Pull. This is an annual event when a lifeboat is towed by crew […]

A photo of bowls players at Clarence Bowling Club

Clarence Bowling Club Open Day

Clarence Bowling Club are holding an open day on Sunday 18th May 2014 at Clarence Park Bowling Club, Clarence Park, Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare. Adults and children are welcome and all the equipment needed, including bowls shoes, will be available for your use. There will also be an opportunity to try Pétanque and refreshments will also be available. […]

Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society Open Day

Weston-super-Mare & District Family History Society hold help sessions in the Local Studies section at the library each Saturday from 2pm to 3.30pm. If you are new to family history or have hit “a brickwall” then come and talk to us. We will be holding our biennial Open Day on Saturday 12th July at St […]

Picture of a lifeboat on a trailor

RNLI Annual Lifeboat Pull on the Spring Bank Holiday

Monday, 28th April 2014 For many years, following the custom in many seaside towns, Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat volunteers have towed a lifeboat along the sea front promenade to raise funds for the charity’s work of saving lives at sea. This year the Lifeboat Pull will take place at midday on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th […]

A photo of HRH the Duke of Kent visiting Padstow

HRH the Duke of Kent to visit Weston-super-Mare

Monday, 17th April 2014 HRH the Duke of Kent KG is visiting the Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station to meet the crew and encourage them as they face a difficult time. The volunteers of Weston RNLI have had to leave their base on Birnbeck Island after 132 years. They are coping with a temporary station which […]