The Battle of Weymouth, February 27th/28th 1645

Originally posted on The Crabchurch Conspiracy:
On this day, from midnight on the 27th February 1645, a large Royalist army commanded by George, Lord Goring, attacked the twin towns of Weymouth & Melcombe in Dorset, determined to overthrow the Parliamentarian garrison therein. Outnumbered six to one, the Weymouth garrison commanded by local man, Colonel William…

The Original Bell.

Originally posted on The Crabchurch Conspiracy:
This is the original bell that was hanging in the bell tower of the Weymouth Old Town Hall on the night of 27th February 1645 when thousands of men under the command of the famous Royalist General, George, Lord Goring smashed through the town gates and attacked the town…

Evidence Of Civil War !

Originally posted on The Crabchurch Conspiracy:
Many people have heard of and seen Weymouth’s famous Cannonball in the Wall in Maiden Street, Melcombe, but who has spotted this other cannon blast in the side of Pilgrim House in Hope Square ? The house itself was rebuilt in the 18th century, but Geologist and Civil War…

Sad Case of Poverty and Neglect at Weymouth; 1896

A court case appeared in the local papers in March of 1896 of a family who were living in Weymouth at the time. It reveals the true horrors of poverty and neglect that some families found themselves in during the Victorian period. Lucy Eudora Stickley ¬†had been born in the little village of ¬†Milborne st…