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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.




    4 days ago

    Weymouth Museum

    This postcard was posted on 7 October 1962, less than a month after President John F. Kennedy made his famous "we choose to go to the moon" speech.
    This weekend the moon will be over Weymouth and it definitely will not be obscured by clouds.
    Do not miss this incredible event at the Nothe Fort:
    dorsetmoon.com/weymouth/
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    This postcard was posted on 7 October 1962, less than a month after President John F. Kennedy made his famous we choose to go to the moon speech.
This weekend the moon will be over Weymouth and it definitely will not be obscured by clouds.
Do not miss this incredible event at the Nothe Fort:
https://dorsetmoon.com/weymouth/

    2 weeks ago

    Weymouth Museum

    This is Pilgrim House in Hope Square around 1950 when it was still a private house. By the1960s it was derelict and was acquired by Weymouth Rotary who opened it as a senior citizen's day centre in 1962. Today it is run by the Pilgrim House Trust and is an important part of the South Harbourside community.
    The original building dates back to the early 17th century but it was given its Georgian façade in the late 18th century.
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    This is Pilgrim House in Hope Square around 1950 when it was still a private house. By the1960s it was derelict and was acquired by Weymouth Rotary who opened it as a senior citizens day centre in 1962. Today it is run by the Pilgrim House Trust and is an important part of the South Harbourside community.
The original building dates back to the early 17th century but it was given its Georgian façade in the late 18th century.

     

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    Those repairs next to the left-hand bottom window have stood up well 👍🏻

    When my dad died of cancer in 2001 mum joined the club held there on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was her lifeline. After 59 years of marriage she was lost without him. Mum helped out at the club and often referred to the old ladies (she was late 80s at the time) sadly mum also had dementia like my dad. But the help and support of all the club members helped mum to remain an active member until her death in 2009. Thank you on behalf of our family for your support, I don't know how we would have coped with mums declining abilities without your help and support

    Goodwins lived in there until 1960

    Claudia Webb

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    2 weeks ago

    Weymouth Museum

    This is the Museum’s “Armada Chest” on display in the old Melcombe Regis School museum.
    The chest reputedly came from the Spanish Galleon San Salvador which was captured following the Armada’s first encounter with the English fleet on 31 July 1588. A ship named Golden Hind towed the San Salvador into Weymouth after she was abandoned and set adrift by the Spanish.
    The Golden Hind involved was not the ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe as this was by then the world’s first museum ship in Deptford. Sir Francis Drake, whose game of bowls was famously interrupted by news of the Armada, was by then on the Revenge.
    While we considered Francis Drake to be a privateer, “El Draque” was branded a pirate by the Spanish who placed a bounty of 20,000 ducats on his head. (This is the equivalent of £6 million today).
    There will, of course, be lots of pirates in Weymouth this summer, at the Parlay, this coming weekend www.facebook.com/groups/1692527694300540/
    and at the Pavilion later this month. www.facebook.com/pavilionpirates/
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    This is the Museum’s “Armada Chest” on display in the old Melcombe Regis School museum.
The chest reputedly came from the Spanish Galleon San Salvador which was captured following the Armada’s first encounter with the English fleet on 31 July 1588.  A ship named Golden Hind towed the San Salvador into Weymouth after she was abandoned and set adrift by the Spanish.
The Golden Hind involved was not the ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe as this was by then the world’s first museum ship in Deptford.  Sir Francis Drake, whose game of bowls was famously interrupted by news of the Armada, was by then on the Revenge.
While we considered Francis Drake to be a privateer, “El Draque” was branded a pirate by the Spanish who placed a bounty of 20,000 ducats on his head.  (This is the equivalent of £6 million today).
There will, of course, be lots of pirates in Weymouth this summer, at the Parlay, this coming weekend https://www.facebook.com/groups/1692527694300540/
and at the Pavilion later this month. https://www.facebook.com/pavilionpirates/

     

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    I remember seeing this!! Where is it now?!

    Fascinating

    Remember it well at the old museum by westham bridge, along time ago mind😃

    How wonderful !

    Beauty.

    Kelly Tyler

    Kiyoshi

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