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.

New Years Eve in Weymouth Victorian Style.

Weymouth is a fun place to be on New Years Eve, it’s reknown as the party town of the South West, everyone, but everyone who’s out is adorned in fancy dress. I recall one New Years Eve when a police car roared up through town with the theme tune from a Mr Whippy’s ice cream…