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)

And the Band Played On; Weymouth Concert Brass Band

I can’t believe we are already over half way through the year! Summer is finally upon us, delicious warmth on face, birds music-making in the trees and it’s time to drag out and brush off those picnic baskets. What better way to spend a hot summer’s day than lying in the dappled shade of our…

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…

People Share Some Wonderful Memories

We often get links and pieces sent to us via our site and we appreciate every single one of them. They all add to our archives and enrich our living history. Such was the case last week when this wonderful piece popped up in my mails, though sadly no e-mail address with it to thank…

Discovering Images of Radipole Gardens Lost Past

Some might think that an odd title seeing as the gardens were only created during the 1930’s, but if you’re fan of good old Tony Robinson and Time Team, you’ll know that sometimes it’s easier to research, read and know more about centuries ago than it is our more recent history! Radipole park and gardens…