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Weymouth Photographic Memories

Weymouth Photographic Memories

The photo 'Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove c1955' appears in this book

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Caption for Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove c1955: Weymouth's beach has gently sloping sands and is mostly sheltered from the storms and swells of the English Channel, making it suitable for the youngest and most inexperienced of bathers. If the weather is bad, there is still a great deal to do, for new places of entertainment opened in the latter years of the 20th century.

An extract from Weymouth Photographic Memories.

Memories of Weymouth

I first visited Weymouth in 1948 with my mother, father, brother Terry and sister Joan. We travelled down from Chesterfield in Derbyshire in dad's pre-war Morris 8 saloon, and camped at Waterside in Bowleaze Cove, which was then owned by Mr. A.H.Pheby. We were amazed at our first view of Weymouth and (...Read full memory)

My parents were married in this church in June 1943. My father Ernest was in the Navy (based at Portland) and my mother Joan worked as a secretary at Tilleys Garage.

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)

I enjoyed the photos of Weynmouth and other memories - I used to visit my aunt and uncle through the 1950s when they ran a hotel right on the quay called The Edward Hotel, now made into apartments I believe. It was right opposite the Alexandra Gardens Theatre and I enjoyed seeing so many summer shows and meeting (...Read full memory)

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