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    A series of informative local history talks organised by The Friends of Weymouth Museum and held in nearby Hope United Reform Church.




    6 days ago

    Weymouth Museum

    In this 1957 photograph Mayor Charles Bell is showing what are though to be Borough seals to a very famous American actor of the time. He was in Portland for the filming of "The Key" which also starred Sophia Loren and Trevor Howard.
    We think the picture was taken in the Guildhall but if anyone recalls the event, or knows who the other two people in the picture are, we would love to hear from them. We will leave the name of the actor for you to identify 🤔
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    In this 1957 photograph Mayor Charles Bell is showing what are though to be Borough seals to a very famous American actor of the time. He was in Portland for the filming of The Key which also starred Sophia Loren and Trevor Howard.
We think the picture was taken in the Guildhall but if anyone recalls the event, or knows who the other two people in the picture are, we would love to hear from them. We will leave the name of the actor for you to identify 🤔

     

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    Agree with these ladies William Holden

    William Holden - my Hollywood heart-throb year’s ago

    1 week ago

    Weymouth Museum

    Another great Upham from the Museum's collection. This aquatint from 1825 shows the old Guildhall. The "house with the cannonball" can be seen just to the left of the Guildhall and the Duke of Cornwall must be hiding in between. The "Red Warehouse" can be seen In the top right corner. This was demolished in 1958 and the site was then a car park for many years before the extension to the Ship Inn was built on it. ... See MoreSee Less

    Another great Upham from the Museums collection. This aquatint from 1825 shows the old Guildhall. The house with the cannonball can be seen just to the left of the Guildhall and the Duke of Cornwall must be hiding in between. The Red Warehouse can be seen In the top right corner. This was demolished in 1958 and the site was then a car park for many years before the extension to the Ship Inn was built on it.

     

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    This was a street of butchers.

    Can’t see the cannon ball

    Still can't believe some idiot at WPBC gave the go ahead to turn Weymouth's most iconic building, the Cannonball House, into a bloody toilet ! 😠 Then again .... if they bulldozed a Medieval High Street into oblivion and replaced it with what they did, perhaps I'm not that surprised.

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    2 weeks ago

    Weymouth Museum

    In this photograph from 3 December 1947, Major General Clayton L. Bissell, the US Military Attaché is just about to unveil the American Memorial which commemorates the town's part in the D-day embarkation. In the months that followed D-day over 500,000 troops and 144,000 vehicles departed from Weymouth and Portland for France.
    The Memorial was designed by G.C.Wilkins of the Borough Engineer's department. The light atop the 20 foot high Portland stone column is always on and a bell from one of the invasion craft chimes each hour.
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    In this photograph from 3 December 1947, Major General Clayton L. Bissell, the US Military Attaché is just about to unveil the American Memorial which commemorates the towns part in the D-day embarkation. In the months that followed D-day over 500,000 troops and 144,000 vehicles departed from Weymouth and Portland for France. 
The Memorial was designed by G.C.Wilkins of the Borough Engineers department. The light atop the 20 foot high Portland stone column is always on and a bell from one of the invasion craft chimes each hour.

     

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    Thank you. I didn’t know any of these facts though I’ve never heard the bell ❤️🙏🏾

    D Day celebrations should have been held at Weymouth

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