To celebrate the opening of Weymouth’s Heritage Centre a group of invited guests enjoyed the summer sunshine with a specially created Weymouth Heritage Treasure Trail.
The group started at the Heritage Centre and followed a series of clues around Old Weymouth from Brewers Quay, up to Nothe Fort and then back along the old harbour. The group leader was the sartorially elegant Dave Allen, owner of the Heritage Centre, who told them the history of Weymouth including all about its rumoured buried treasure.
Said Dave Allen, “ The area has so much history from the 1914 scuttling of the battleship HMS Hood in Portland Harbour through to the spot where the Plague first came into this country. There’s even connections with the legendry Van Trapp Family of Sound of Music fame while many believe there is buried treasure still hidden and waiting to be found.
Caroline Paul of Treasure Trails added, “With the stories about buried treasure and with the fantastic history we had to launch a special Weymouth Heritage Treasure Trail. The opening of the Heritage Centre gave us the chance to do this.”
The Weymouth Harbour Heritage Trail is a fun way of following this treasure trail around the harbourside at your own pace. Researched in great detail by Caroline with the input of Dave’s local knowledge a series of more than 20 clues guide you around the harbourside discovering it’s fascinating history as you go.
The Weymouth Harbour Heritage Trail along with other Dorset treasure trails are now available to buy in The Weymouth Heritage and Visitor Centre in Trinity Street adjacent to Hope Square, Weymouth Old Harbour. Full details of all dorset treasure trails can be found at www.treasuretrails.co.uk