Park Street, Weymouth; 1901

Often I see pictures, or catch snippets of a conversation that lead me to a subject that I want to write about in my blog. Todays offering is about the old Park Street, Weymouth after seeing a fantastic photo of the  street taken back in the early 20th c on a Facebook website that I often frequent,…

Lennox Street; 1915

Lennox Street; 1915 Taken from the Weymouth website that covers the Park district.

1834; Weymouth’s Grand Park.

Isn’t it odd, you grow up somewhere, and the place names of streets, areas, and houses just trip off the tongue. You’ve always called them that, never known them as anything different. But have you ever stopped and wondered why they were so named in the first place? I was born in Weymouth more than…

1867; Devastating explosion at Weymouth saw mills.

One Tuesday morning in March of 1867, the men made their way to work at the business premises of 37-year-old William Sketchley. He ran a successful steam saw mill business in the Park district of Weymouth. William was not a native of the town, he had moved his family and business here from the London…