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Caption for Weymouth, Town Centre c1955: Weymouth residents tend either to love or to hate the statue of George III, erected by grateful townsfolk to mark his golden jubilee, and seen in the middle distance of this photograph. It would, however, be difficult to over- estimate the importance of the king's patronage to the resort itself.

An extract from Weymouth Photographic Memories.

Memories of Weymouth

I was born in 1952. My Mum and Dad were brought up in Weymouth and although they moved to Gloucestershire after the war, all four grandparents remained in Weymouth. So the whole family, which included my three sisters, would catch the train from Stroud or Stonehouse and spend the entire long school holiday 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 have lived in Weymouth since 1947 when I was 2 years old. In July 1955 one of my brothers was born. This was about a week after a massive thunder storm causing a flood. The water at Westham bridge was a foot deep. It's good to to look at these photographs to see how things have changed.

I love Weymouth and would like to retire here one day! We came on holiday in July, bringing our little girl, Isobel, on her first holiday, also two of my other children and other members of the family. I love this picture, we stayed just behind where this was taken and had to walk past this part of the harbour (...Read full memory)

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