Smugglers Secrets Revealed 100 Years Later! Weymouth’s George Inn.

I know, I know, I’m always banging on about my love of old newspapers, but they really are fascinating. They fittingly flesh out Weymouth’s history. Such was the case when I read an article in the Dorset County Chronicle of Thursday 5th June 1884. It’s headline revealed ‘A Record of Smuggling Days.’ Apparently some modernisation…

1879; Tragedy at the George Inn, Weymouth.

The imposing George Inn has stood on Weymouth’s quayside for centuries in one form or another. Wealthy businessman Sir Samuel Mico had purchased the George Tavern in the 17th c for use as his residence when he came to Weymouth to see to business matters, many of his trading ships came into what was then…