1899; Ding dong dell…Mary’s in the well

The length of Weymouth’s ancient quayside is lined with an eclectic jumble of historic buildings, each one has a thousand stories to tell, they have witnessed fights, lovers, joy, tears, death and birth….the ghostly whispers of so many events lie within their walls, and under their eaves. This time, our story starts not in Weymouth,…

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…