A Happier Weymouth Christmas of 1862…

Well…this is my second attempt at writing a blog post this year about life in Victorian Weymouth in the build up to the¬†Christmas period. My first attempt at writing one that gave the reader a warm fuzzy glow, the feel-good factor, full of Christmastide cheer, had somehow ended up instead laden with the doom and…

December 1888; Weymouth Drunks, Domestics and Deaths

Picture this, it’s the year 1888, it’s December, on the cusp of Christmas and the good folk of Weymouth are going about their everyday business as usual. For some though, it was not to be a good ending to their year. Pretty much like todays inhabitant’s of our seaside town, those of the Victorian era…

Who stole the Christmas dinner?…Weymouth 1862.

Well…that time of year is almost upon us again, when¬†everyone scurries around filling their baskets and trollies with a seemingly bizarre amount of food and goodies. Perhaps it’ll be a good time to take a peek back into history, see what sort of Weymouth our ancestors were living in, the everyday lives of the townsfolk…

Victorian Christmas….

Back from the christmas market; WEYMOUTH CHRISTMAS MARKET -DECEMBER 1859. The provision made by the butchers at this market for the wants of the festive season, was liberal in the extreme. The various substantialities that minister to creature comfort were supplied in great profusion and made a most tempting appearance. The Messrs. Baunton’sshow was remarkably…