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DJ Property, the new owners of The Rectory, the Grade II Listed building in Weymouth Town Centre, formerly home to The Clipper pub, have found a new home for the building sign.

They have gifted the historic ‘Clipper’ sign to Jo Holland as a surprise moving in gift for her parents, Jon and Julie Andrews, in exchange for a donation to Weymouth Foodbank.

The Clipper first opened its doors in 2010, and was at the heart of Weymouth’s night time economy. Despite The Clipper’s closure at the end of October 2013, the sign has remained on the empty building, serving as a nostalgic landmark for the community.

The sign’s new owners, hold a long and special attachment to the area, and even named their beloved boat “The Clipper”. Each time the family strolled past the historic sign, Jon Andrews expressed his wish to one day claim it as his own.

Recently, Jo’s parents fulfilled their lifelong dream to return to Weymouth, purchasing a new home in the area. To mark this significant moment, Jo reached out to DJ Property to purchase the sign as a surprise moving in present for her parents.

Touched by her story, DJ Property decided to gift the iconic sign to Jo, in return for a donation to Weymouth Foodbank.

Mickey Jones, Chief Executive at DJ Property said, “Jo’s heartfelt connection to Weymouth and her desire to fulfil her father’s wish deeply resonated with us. We are delighted to be able to play a part in this special moment for Jo and her family, while also contributing to the important work of the Weymouth Foodbank.”

The donation to the Weymouth Foodbank underscores DJ Property’s commitment to supporting local initiatives and making a positive impact in the communities it serves.

Jean-Paul Dervley, Chair at Weymouth Foodbank said. “We are incredibly grateful for DJ Property’s generosity and support. This donation will enable us to continue providing vital assistance to those in need within our community.”

The historic building sign will serve as a cherished memento for Jo and her family as they embark on this new chapter in Weymouth.

Jo said, “This gift means the world to me and my family. The sign holds such significance to my family and our long standing connection to Weymouth. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to the community in this way, and I’m grateful to DJ Property for their kindness and generosity.”

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