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)

Wet & Windy Weather Warning; Radipole Park 1955-2012

I spend some of my time researching old images, and often come across real gems, albeit  by 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…

Nurture Nature and Welcome Wildlife to Weymouth

Our next event is one that is packed with something for people of all ages and all interests in nature and wildlife. Not only how we can help them but they help us. Come along and meet many of the experts in their field and those volunteers who beaver away caring for local wildlife such…

Radipole Lake…More Nostalgia.

A couple more old photos have come in my possession thanks to my illicit night time trawling of the auction sites. They show an extensive Radipole Lake before Radipole Park Drive and the gardens were created. The first depicts a wonderful steam train as viewed from Alexander bridge. I love the little fellow stood down…

Four Men and a Floating Tin Shack

Now you might well wonder what on earth the grainy old photo of four men and  a floating tin shack has to do with our beautiful park and gardens. Let me explain. For those that have been (avidly) following our posts, you’ll already know that Radipole gardens was once part of Radipole Lake (or Backwater)…