The Ground Beneath your Very Feet…

As a continuation of the history of Radipole park and gardens, here’s a couple more photos from the 1930’s showing their construction. Pictured below is the partly infilled, swampy land, and the original, very much shorter, Alexander Bridge, with Hanover Road running off into the distance and Lyndhurst Terrace facing the the tracks. Most of…

Radipole Park under Construction…1920’s-1930’s.

Radipole park and gardens is probably one of the ‘newer’ recreational areas in Weymouth. It was constructed between the two World Wars, at a time when when the country was suffering from economic depression and the accompanying high unemployment. The government of the day had set out loans to those councils that wanted to avail…

Radipole Lake before Radipole Park

I love this old image in so many ways. It is a snapshot of where I grew up in Hanover Road, living virtually next to the original Alexander Bridge shown here. But more importantly, it shows just how extensive ┬áRadipole Lake ( the Backwater) was until Radipole Park Drive was built in the 1920’s and…