Weymouth, The Pleasure Pier And The Pavilion 1909
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This pier was known as the Commercial or Pleasure Pier, to distinguish it from the town's old harbour pier. The pier pictured here dates from 1840; a new passenger landing stage was built in 1888-89 for the Great Western Railway. A Pavilion Theatre was constructed in 1908.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

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A Selection of Memories from Weymouth

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Weymouth

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My first girlfriend went on holiday here in 1955 so I waited impatiently for a letter from her. Lovely 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 place I saw a building called St Johns bed and breakfast. My year there was 1938 and graphic ...see more
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 billetedat a lodging in Marine Parade,and having to run out of the theatrewhen the show finishedto ...see more
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 1945 playing on the beach with a metal bucket and spade and in the background can be seen two naval ...see more