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Caption for Weymouth, the Sands c1955: Weymouth emerged from the Second World War to cater for a new generation of holidaymakers. A large number of bombs had been dropped on and around the town, with over a hundred civilians and many more service personnel killed in the raids. As a D- Day embarkation port, Weymouth had been in the front line throughout the war.

An extract from Weymouth Photographic Memories.

Memories of Weymouth

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 (...Read full memory)

In the 50's Bertram Mills Circus used to come to town and I remember there was a great procession through the streets near the harbour, this included the elephants and the prancing horses! On Saturday mornings there were rolling-skating sessions in the Sydney Hall at the bottom of Boot Hill. The old fishermen, (...Read full memory)

As a family we would holiday in Weymourth every year from about 1958-1963. We used to stay in a bed and breakfast owned by a Mrs Walkadine. As I was so young my memories revolve around the wonderful beach, the donkeys and egg sandwiches full of sand. I would love to visit the house we stayed in but my parents are both (...Read full memory)

I have great memories of Weymouth, we used to stay just outside Weymouth at Moonfleet Manor. My parents first stayed there just after the 2nd world war, it was a complimentary holiday after a double booking at blackpool. The owners had just purchased Moonfleet and turned it into a hotel as it was used as a hospital for the (...Read full memory)

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