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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.




    1 day ago

    Weymouth Museum

    One of our volunteers is currently working through our map collection to produce an index. As they do so they are also repairing the edges which inevitably suffer much wear and tear over the years.
    These maps containing fascinating details about the town's history and development. This small extract of a 1927 map shows, among other details, four public houses and the location of the town pump.
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    One of our volunteers is currently working through our map collection to produce an index. As they do so they are also repairing the edges which inevitably suffer much wear and tear over the years.
These maps containing fascinating details about the towns history and development. This small extract of a 1927 map shows, among other details, four public houses and the location of the town pump.

     

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    Would be very interested on details of Springfield Estate - now Portwey Close - and the path from top of Rodwell Road , junction with Rodwell Avenue leading into Portwey Close towards Rodwell railway station .

    You all do a splendid job to preserve local history

    would it be worthwhile getting together a dedicated group to help with this project and in time an online access could bring you in some revenue?

    If you are interested in digitalising these and putting them on your website I can help (I assume they are out of copywrite now)

    Shows the setting out lines for the yet-to-be built Westwey Road.

    And not forgetting the old ground of Weymouth FC , now the site of ASDA

    Lovin the 'mud' reference 😁

    And even a urinal

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    1 week ago

    Weymouth Museum

    Many people will recognise this picture taken around 1938 as being Commercial Road, from Bond Street down to Westham Road. However the only building in this photograph that remains today is the Bethany Hall. (And even this is not instantly recognisable since the chimneys have now been removed and the roof-line altered).
    Just out of view to the right was Weymouth Middle School which in 1955 became the, now sadly missed, Weymouth and South Dorset Arts Centre
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    Many people will recognise this picture taken around 1938 as being Commercial Road, from Bond Street down to Westham Road. However the only building in this photograph that remains today is the Bethany Hall. (And even this is not instantly recognisable since the chimneys have now been removed and the roof-line altered). 
Just out of view to the right was Weymouth Middle School which in 1955 became the, now sadly missed, Weymouth and South Dorset Arts Centre

     

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    The gates are 34 Commercial Road, this is where Mrs Head, my great grandmother lived there. The house with the bay window was the home of Mrs Cain.

    Workshop with doors open was Rendell and Sons, painters and decorators, opposite them was Theo Conways, general builders. To the right of the open top car was entrance to Mulberry Terrace. All gone now!

    What is there now? Is it where Wilkinsons is?

    Bethney Hall stands out with the brick worh

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    2 weeks ago

    Weymouth Museum

    If you visit Weymouth Museum in the next couple of weeks you can see an excellent display of photos in the Weymouth Camera Club Annual Exhibition. The display will be there until 23 August.Weymouth Camera Club 2019 Annual Exhibition at Weymouth Musuem, setting up on Friday the 9th of August ... See MoreSee Less

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