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Caption for Weymouth, In The Harbour 1898: The port was able to send twenty ships to Calais in 1347, thanks to the financial success of the wool trade, but its privileges were curtailed by Henry VIII in favour of Poole, and the trade declined for a while. By the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588, Weymouth managed to send out only six vessels.

An extract from Weymouth Photographic Memories.

Memories of Weymouth

My mum and dad had their annual holidays in Weymouth in the late 1950s through to the middle 1960s. My dad worked at Vauxhall Motors in Luton but always went on the train as he did not own a car! My earlist memories of visiting Weymouth was of standing in the corridor of the steam train waiting to get the first glimpse of (...Read full memory)

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)

My first girlfriend went on holiday here in 1955 so I waited impatiently for a letter from her. Lovely memory

I was only small when we moved to Longfield Road but old enough to remember walking through the bombsites on the corner of Buxton Road with Rodwell, and Chapelhay, and noticing wallflowers, buddliea and butterflies among the heaps of rubble and being concerned when coming across a fireplace or something that looked like a part of someone`s house.

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