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)…

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…