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┬áChristmas 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…

Old Weymouth’s High Street; Everyday Life in the 1850’s.

We stop first at no 10 High Street, here lives 45-year-old Charles Buck, a coal merchant.

Love and matrimony came late to Charles, at the ripe old age of 40 he finds himself waiting nervously at the alter of Holy Trinity church for his bride to be.