Weymouth’s Long Lost Estuary

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)

Summer is Here! Keeping it Simple

Our website was created to promote, inform about events and share our love of Radipole gardens here in Weymouth. But sometimes it’s just nice to post simple photos of our stunning gardens. Weymouth parksmen busy mowing the grass in Radipole’s famous willow grove, ready for our next event. We are so lucky in that we…

Today’s Children Making Tomorrows Memories; Radipole’s Heritage.

As a Friends group of Radipole Park and Gardens, we are frequently found giving talks about the history of our gardens to various groups around the area, from schools to nursing homes. Rosie Osbourne, Weymouth’s parks development officer, and Yvonne Leicester went along to Southill primary school where they told a captivated audience exciting tales…

Wet & Windy Weather Warning; Radipole Park 1955-2012

I spend some of my time researching old images, and often come across real gems, albeit ┬áby mistake. (Also makes it very hard not to go off on a tangent!) Such was the case over the weekend when someone posted a wonderful photo of old Weymouth. Intrigued I hastened over to the site and uncovered…