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…

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…

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…