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Weymouth Photographic Memories

Weymouth Photographic Memories

The photo 'Weymouth, Punch and Judy Show on the Beach c1955' appears in this book

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Caption for Weymouth, Punch and Judy Show on the Beach c1955: Some scenes at the seaside never seem to change. From early Victorian times, Punch and Judy shows moved away from the fairgrounds and streets and on to the beach in pursuit of lucrative new audiences. This photograph shows a full-size Punch and Judy booth, much wider than many of the booths used these days.

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 Portland (...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 gone. (...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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