Weymouth’s Tommy Atkins and Jolly Jacks.

Something that many of the younger generation might not realise but Weymouth has a long and fascinating history with the army and navy. Even during my own lifetime I can recall a certain ‘liveliness’ when  hundreds of sailors would take their shore leave, hoards of men streaming along the esplanade heading for town, all eager to make the most of their…

Park Street, Weymouth; 1901

I shall take you for a nostalgic stroll down what was once a very well-heeled and extremely  busy street, bustling with numerous shops, businesses and public houses. The main fairway for most of the thousands of Victorian train travellers into and out of the town.

Victorian Weymouth; Bicycle Club.

Cycling, or rather as the Victorians referred to it, bicycling, became a popular up and coming sport in the late Victorian era, and some Weymouth residents were quick off the mark to take up this past time. As usual, there were those who took it very seriously, they’d formed a Bicycle Club in the town, but as…