Historically though, the Backwater was exactly that, a back water as opposed to the sea front. Weymouth, or to be more precise, what used to be Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, were two separate settlements that were divided by this estuary. (The name Weymouth: of course means mouth of the river Wey)
Hands up, I’ll admit to having deserted my scribings on our website over the last few months. It’s been a hard one to focus on, hence most of our postings have been on our Facebook page. The year 2020 has been one hell of a ride so far. We are all living through something previously…
It’s that time of year, Christmas done and dusted, visiting families returned from whence they came, beds stripped, washed and remade, cats enjoying last remnants of the turkey, me praying for a swift return to those lighter evenings, and our thoughts turn towards what was and what will be.
You might have even spotted (you surely would have heard!) some strange goings on in Radipole gardens (and no they’re not electioneering! There have also been reports of strange glows emanating from St Aldhelm’s church, but panic not.
Me thinks the following couple of years are going to be very exciting indeed, so make sure to come along and climb aboard with us as we take Radipole park and gardens into the future. This evening is open to everyone, members or not.