Victorian Weymouth; sea bathing, from starkers to stilettos….

I had previously written about the habit of nude sea bathing in places like Weymouth during the Victorian era, but thought as it was summer, and the Weymouth beach packed with locals and visitors during what has been a lovely season weather wise so far, it might be a chance to share some of the…

1869; Battery, Assault and Burial on Weymouth Beach!

In 1869 a little incident occurred on Weymouth sands, it really shouldn’t have been a problem, but it was, and one that ended up in the national papers much to the local council’s horror! William Wynn, a well-educated gent from London had been residing in Weymouth with his family for a much welcomed holiday. The…