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)

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…