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Army child and went to eight different schools 1936-1946. There was an all boys school called St Johns at Weymouth. On one of my return trips to my native county from Canada, I was perturbed to see it had been pulled down . I understand it was done just a year inside it's designation as a historical building. In (...Read full memory)
When i left school i wanted to go on yhe stage so my first experance was at the ALEX GARDEN THEATRE, with Peter Powell (Sandy Powells son),Unfortunaly My first husband destroyed my photos of the Panto,(Divorced) and as im writting of my life experances it would be nice if anyone could help me, Iremember being (...Read full memory)
I first visited Weymouth as a small child during the second world war to see my rather strict widowed maternal grandmother who lived at 10 Carlton Road South, within walking distance of the beach. I particularly recall the strong smell of gas in the kitchen and geraniums in the porchway. I have a photo of me dated (...Read full memory)
I was born in 1952. My Mum and Dad were brought up in Weymouth and although they moved to Gloucestershire after the war, all four grandparents remained in Weymouth. So the whole family, which included my three sisters, would catch the train from Stroud or Stonehouse and spend the entire long school holiday (...Read full memory)
I was born in 1942 and since I was 8 have returned to Weymouth many times since. What priceless memories I have of this place and people that come to mind, school and village coach trips from Norton Fitzwarren in Somerset with our parents sat around on the beach as us children played, sadly the older folk all now (...Read full memory)
In the 50's Bertram Mills Circus used to come to town and I remember there was a great procession through the streets near the harbour, this included the elephants and the prancing horses! On Saturday mornings there were rolling-skating sessions in the Sydney Hall at the bottom of Boot Hill. The old (...Read full memory)
I have great memories of Weymouth, we used to stay just outside Weymouth at Moonfleet Manor. My parents first stayed there just after the 2nd world war, it was a complimentary holiday after a double booking at blackpool. The owners had just purchased Moonfleet and turned it into a hotel as it was used as a hospital for the (...Read full memory)
I love Weymouth and would like to retire here one day! We came on holiday in July, bringing our little girl, Isobel, on her first holiday, also two of my other children and other members of the family. I love this picture, we stayed just behind where this was taken and had to walk past this part of the harbour (...Read full memory)
As a family we would holiday in Weymourth every year from about 1958-1963. We used to stay in a bed and breakfast owned by a Mrs Walkadine. As I was so young my memories revolve around the wonderful beach, the donkeys and egg sandwiches full of sand. I would love to visit the house we stayed in but my parents are (...Read full memory)