Victorian books, their articles and artwork….what to do?

I seem to have somehow accumilated rather a humongous stack of Victorian, mainly religious, weighty tomes, purchased primarily for the artwork they contain. However, reading through them revealed a vast amount of interesting articles on people, places and social history, which I’m still pondering what to do with. These are articles that I feel sure someone,…

Easter at Weymouth in 1896

Weymouth is basically a tradition bucket and spade seaside town, that is how we began our rise as a resort in Georgian times, and so it has been ever since! The town council has the task of helping to promote the town, as it always has done, but as the recession has hit, they have…

Sad case of poverty and neglect at Weymouth 1896

A court case appeared in the local papers in March of 1896 of a family who were living in Weymouth at the time, it display the horrors of poverty and neglect that some families found themselves in during the Victorian period. Lucy Eudora Stickley  had been born in the little village of  Milborne st Andrew…

Introduction to my blogging world.

Well, here I am at last…I’m a silver surfer blogger! Why? A multitude of reasons really. I was born and have lived In Weymouth, Dorset for most of my life, and have always been fascinated by the history of the town. A few years ago my hubby brought me a super camera, which made me…