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It was the early use of bathing machines that made Weymouth such a popular resort for sea bathing. The larger machines shown here ran down to the water on rails, and had a number of cubicles. Affluent visitors would hire single-cubicle machines for themselves.

Other Memories from Weymouth

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

Added 25 September 2014
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

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