1828; Chesil beach gives up her riches.

Now, if you’ve ever been stood on Chesil beach and watched nature’s fury as she crashes in on this huge pebbled bank, you’ll know why treasure hunters love to visit after a storm. West Bay was referred to ¬†as ‘Deadman’s Bay’ by our own world renown local author, Thomas Hardy, and for very good reason….

Victorian books, their articles and artwork….what to do?

I seem to have somehow accumilated rather a humongous stack of Victorian, mainly religious, weighty tomes, purchased primarily for the artwork they contain. However, reading through them revealed a vast amount of¬†interesting articles on people, places and social history, which I’m still pondering what to do with. These are articles that I feel sure someone,…

Great Western Trippers flock to Victorian Weymouth 1870

Weymouth was once one the popular detinations for the Victorian Day trippers. They arrived by railway in their thousands. swindon Large factories and workshops would close for a week and the workers and their families would decamp en masse to the seaside to enjoy the healthy benefits of the sea and fresh air. One example…

Introduction to my blogging world.

Well, here I am at last…I’m a silver surfer blogger! Why? A multitude of reasons really. I was born and have lived In Weymouth, Dorset for most of my life, and have always been fascinated by the history of the town. A few years ago my hubby brought me a super camera, which made me…