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)…

Parks Have Many Roles to Play

Have you ever thought about why you use your local park? Is it purely because it’s the prettiest route on your way to and from some destination? To let the boisterous children run off some steam maybe, to walk the pooch or just to keep ¬†yourself active. Some people view it a hallowed space, where…

Powerful words…Powerful Memories; Holocaust Day 2018

Our local parks and gardens, besides being somewhere that gives us great pleasure, they can also provide us with a wealth of memories. Some are happy, some may be sad, but some hold very powerful messages for those who visit. So it is for Radipole Gardens who will be holding their annual Holocaust Memorial Day…

Childhood memories of Radipole playpark

To many people of a certain age this insignificant low wall will bring back many happy and fun-filled memories. For those NOT of a certain age you may wonder what the dickens I’m on about. Let me explain… This low, curvaceous stack of bricks once represented excitement and adventure, a place where your imagination could…

Why Radipole Park remembers the American soldiers of WWII

In the summer of 2017, Weymouth’s Mayor arrived to open our Teddy Bear’s Picnic via jeep complete with out riders. Radipole gardens was invaded by American troops. (Courtesy of the D Day Centre Castletown Portland) You might well wonder what connection there could possibly be between these two. In fact there is a big connection…and…