In photos: How Weston-super-Mare’s beloved floral clock has changed over the years

The concreted-over floral clock is set to be restored after an outcry

Residents in Weston-super-Mare were stunned when the iconic floral clock was unexpectedly covered in concrete, but now there's hope for its revival. 

The council has stepped in to restore the beloved clock, which has been a fixture since the 1930s.

The Lions Club, who have maintained the clock for the past decade, took matters into their own hands after struggling to find support for watering the flowers and decided to concrete over the beds, with plans for a mural. 

Initially, the council claimed there were no plans to undo the concrete due to budget constraints.  

But after an urgent meeting with the Lions Club, the council has had a change of heart. They have committed to removing the concrete and bringing back the flower beds. 

The council's executive member for culture and leisure, Mike Solomon, said: “Following an urgent meeting with the Lions Club of Weston-super-Mare, who maintain the site, we’ve agreed that North Somerset Council will remove the concrete and restore flower beds.

“We hope to work with volunteers on this project to make the site the best it can be.”  

Take a look at the photos below to see the clock's ever-evolving appearance over the past 90 years.

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