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‘B’ Company 8th Weston Bn. Home Guard 1941
‘B’ Company 8th Weston Bn. Home Guard 1941
Weston c1835, from Worlebury hill
Weston c1835, from Worlebury hill
Knightstone, c1838
Knightstone, c1838
Weston beach c1900 before the Grand Pier
Weston beach c1900 before the Grand Pier
Council Offices and Library
Council Offices and Library
Weston beach, summer 1903
Weston beach, summer 1903
Grand Pier, c1906
Grand Pier, c1906
Rough sea at Glentworth Bay
Rough sea at Glentworth Bay
Wintergardens c1926
Wintergardens c1926
Glentworth Bay c1880
Glentworth Bay c1880
South Parade c1916 - 2018
South Parade c1916 - 2018
South Parade
South Parade
Wadham Street Baptist Church WW2
Wadham Street Baptist Church WW2
Moorland Road 1927-2020
Moorland Road 1927-2020
Weston beach c1890
Weston beach c1890
Weston Sanatorium c1910
Weston Sanatorium c1910
Cliton Rd. c1910-2020
Cliton Rd. c1910-2020
40 Meadow St. c1920-2020
40 Meadow St. c1920-2020
Oxford St. c1850-2017
Oxford St. c1850-2017
Severn Rd. c1920-2020
Severn Rd. c1920-2020
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Documents:
Central Board School Teachers 1889-1934
Weston Memories of WW2
Weston and Clevedon Blitz WW2
Old Pubs in Weston
Weston Worthies - An Introduction
Weston Worthies - 01 Samuel BAKER
Weston Worthies - 02 & 03 Thomas & Harriet BARRY
Weston Worthies - 04, 05 & 06 The BURGE Family
Weston Worthies - 07 George COOMBES
Weston Worthies - 08 Isaac COUNSELL
Weston Worthies - 09 James DARE
Mayors of Weston from 1937
Weston Worthies - 10 Richard FRY
Weston Worthies - 11 Mary GIBBONS
Weston Worthies - 12 George GILL
Weston Worthies - 13 Mrs Hannah GOULD
Weston Worthies - 14 John GREGORY
Weston Worthies - 17 Mrs Elizabeth HARRIS
Weston Worthies - 15 Cornelius HANCOCK
Weston Worthies - 18 George HARSE
Weston - 1829
Weston Worthies - 20 Christopher KINGDON
Weston Worthies - 21 Mrs Jane KITCHEN
Weston Worthies - 22 John LIGHT
Weston Worthies - 23 & 24 Richard and Betty MUGGLEWORTH
Weston Worthies - 25 Frederick MARTILL
Weston Worthies - 26 John MAUNDER
Weston Worthies - 27 Sir William MILES bart M.P.
Weston Worthies - 28 Samuel NORVILL
Weston Worthies - 29 & 30 John PARSONS and Son
Weston Worthies - 31 Isaac PEARCE
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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 10:14

Splendid pictures of the Weston Worthies - looking forward to reading all about them...

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 10:20

A brilliant start to the Weston Worthies collection, Pat - fantastic documentation.

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 10:12

I'm loving these tales of the Weston Worthies - so much detail...Fascinating stuff!!

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 11:20

I think the letters in the left hand column of the bapt reg is the capital letter of the surname...

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Sat, 16/01/2021 - 16:44

Now, why didn't I notice that?  Thank you!

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Submitted by gricharduk on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 4:47

Happy New Year to all. Fantastic articles Pat - really excellent work - it has been fascinating reading about their lives. I stumbled across this article on page 5 of the Weston-super-Mare Gazette, and General Advertiser for Saturday 11 May 1907. It reports on the auction of William Henry Beedle's effects (mentioned on the Weston Connections - 2 page) and makes some interesting remarks on the possible origin of the portraits:

"The water colour portraits of Weston worthies (to which reference has previously been made) were not sold. The origin of the series is decidedly interesting. About fifty years ago Mr. Barker, of Bath, one of the well-known artist family — probably Thomas — was sojourning at Weston-super-Mare, and during his visit received a commission from "Old Squire Pigott" the great grandfather of the present Lord of the Manor of Weston, to produce for him portraits of the principal "squatters" on his estate, and when completed each picture was endorsed by the original. When Mr. Smyth Pigott died the portraits passed into the possession the late Mr. Thomas Tutton Knyfton, who was then Lord the Manor of the adjoining parish of Uphill. When he, too, passed away, the pictures were again sold, and became the property of Mr. Beedle."

There is a Wikipedia article on Thomas Barker and his son Thomas Jones Barker (and his uncle for that matter). None of the paintings look like they were painted by either of them - but what do I know! Although it is reported elsewhere that Smyth Pigott was a collector of Thomas Barker's works (the father). Thomas Barker died in 1847, so given the reported timelines, it is more likely to be the son. I think the subsequent provenance is probably accurate but the artist is still in doubt. Smyth Pigott was also a fairly-skilled watercolourist.

I am looking to see if I can find any clues to the identity of Jarrett - I will let you know if I do.

Richard

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 14:44

I knew of the BARKER theory and like you, comparing the skill of the artists had ruled them out as possible Worthy Artists but the BEEDLE connection is new to me. Thank you. I understood that before they were taken in by the museum that they had hung in the Railway Inn for several years.  I love the idea of them being \"Squatters\" on the Pigott estate!

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 12:12

...Joseph Garland must have had the fright of his life in that bell tower!  I wonder how many of the congregation ever returned to worship in that church...?!!

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Sun, 14/02/2021 - 11:28

...a complex character indeed!

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Submitted by Jenny Towey on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 13:49

Another splendid and well researched account of the latest Weston Worthy...

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Submitted by Derrick Norton on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 19:57

Dear Pat,

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Thank you for an enlightening series of Weston Worthies.

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You once helped me with the obituary and other information for William Dyer 1838-1919, Town Commissioner and ag lab turned land agent for the Smyth-Pigotts over his career. I hope he\'s on your list for the future!

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Best wishes,

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Derrick

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