Toll Out the Old-Ring in the New;Weymouth 1890/91

We’ll start with a touch of Christmastide shenanigans. A well respected farmer and businessman, Thomas Hole, was stood in the dock garbed only in a sheet and rug, much to the amusement of the court’s public attendees, in stark contrast his hands and face were blackened. Thomas was accused of being drunk and disorderly at the Crown hotel.

Victorian Weymouth; Bicycle Club.

Cycling, or rather as the¬†Victorians¬†referred to it, bicycling, became a popular up and coming sport in the late Victorian era, and some Weymouth residents were quick off the mark to take up this past time. As usual, there were those who took it very seriously, they’d formed a Bicycle Club in the town, but as…