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…

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…

Radipole Gardens Goes All Out in True Patriotic WWII style.

Well, that’s the final big event of our year done and dusted and boy did we go out with bloody big bang! Greeting the crowds coming to our event was this Big Beast shown below. This monster vehicle was parked out in the tennis club car park (sadly minus the even bigger tracked beast who…

Discover Radipole Park & Gardens links to WWI and WWII

In a couple of weeks time we will be hosting our annual Big Fun Day, only this year is a very special one. Last winter we received the exciting news that we had got though stage I of or £1,4000,000 Parks for People Heritage Lottery Bid. That’s no mean feat either. It has taken our…