Weston-Super-Mare Then & Now
The nineteenth century saw Weston-super-Mare grow from a tiny village of about 100 inhabitants to a thriving Victorian seaside resort of 20,000 people. Today it has a population of over 80,000. Despite changing fortunes during the twentieth century, as the traditional English week at the seaside was replaced by holidays overseas and short breaks in the UK, Weston has managed to adapt – and still flourishes.
Illustrated with ninety beautiful colour photographs, Weston-super-Mare Then & Now explores the modern townscape to discover what remains of Weston’s past, and what has replaced features that have gone for ever.