Weston, an early-American treasure, is one of Fauquier County’s most completely preserved nineteenth-century farmsteads. Standing on ten of its original 440 acres, the old house and its... More > outbuildings are surrounded by giant oaks, lawns and gardens, woodlands and cornfields. In this book are gathered the history of Weston and stories about the estate collected from neighbors whose families have lived in the area for generations.< Less
Bev Mattocks spent the first 18 years of her life enjoying idyllic summer holidays with her Grandparents in Weston-Super-Mare. In January 2009, Bev began blogging for the Weston Mercury newspaper... More > about her fond memories of Weston-Super-Mare in the 1960s and 1970s. "To Weston with love" is the 'best of' Bev's blog - "Weston From Afar" - updated for 2013.
Bev talks about how she learned to swim in the Knightstone Baths and how she went on the paddle boats on the Marine Lake, marvelled at the Model Railway, swam in the Open Air Pool, rode donkeys on the beach, sailed to Barry Island on the paddle steamer and drank hot chocolate in Forte’s ice cream parlour.
Bev's mum chips in with her own memories of Weston in the 1930s. And Bev discovers why, if it wasn't for a relative on her Dad's side, the iconic Winter Gardens may never have been built.
A book for anyone with a soft spot for Weston-Super-Mare!< Less