High Street Tales is a project run by Historic England, part of the High Street Heritage Action Zones cultural programme in partnership with the seven Regional Literature Development Agencies in England.

As part of this project, we commissioned writer Rebecca Tantony to explore the high street of Weston-super-Mare and tell its High Street Tale. Throughout November and December Rebecca conducted a range of on the ground and online research, collecting stories of the high street and writing her story. She also ran a series of workshops for local writers, exploring the importance and power of place in writing.

Rebecca’s High Street Tale launches in eBook format alongside the six other tales from high streets around the country on Wednesday 10th February 2021. The tales will also be released as a weekly podcast, available via your preferred podcast subscription service.