Old Weymouth’s High Street; everyday life in the 1850’s.

I just relish rummaging through ancient newspapers, digging into dusty old books and researching random records, catching snapshots of the lives of Weymouth’s past residents. One district of Weymouth that is undergoing major redevelopment at the moment is along the quayside of the inner harbour. In the past, this North Quay and back harbour  was the place…

1895 Wheeling and dealing ……..

The governments advice for people to get on their bikes and look for work is not a new sentiment. Even during the Victorian period people moved freely around the country following the work, such was the story of one northern family. In the 1860’s Enoch and Mary Ann Birkin had been living in their local…