A postcard from Weymouth

A postcard from Weymouth series of posts is a quick way for folk to discover Weymouth and its history. We try to describe some main features of the resort and the many events taking place here. Topics include the Beach, Harbour, Esplanade, Bay, Town and Events. Each year, up to 200 events take place on the Beach or in the Harbour. One of the largest is the annual Seafood Festival. Mid-summer sees the Weymouth Carnival celebration. Other great events include Veterans Day, August Fireworks, Santa Fun Run and Christmas Day Harbour Swim.

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A postcard from Weymouth Events

Postcard Series In a normal year, there are over 200 Weymouth events, mostly on the Beach or Weymouth Bay. The Seafood Festival takes place on the Harbourside. Harley Davison bikes gather on the Pavilion forecourt. Britain’s biggest New Years Eve Fancy Dress Party stretches right across the Town. Rather than write a massive tome, we…

A postcard from Weymouth Town

Postcard Series Weymouth has a long and distinguished history The town we presently know as Weymouth was originally two towns. Melcombe lay to the North of the shared Harbour and “old” Weymouth was across the water, to the South. The Harbour came to prominence in the 13th Century, mainly trading wool. The two rival towns…

A postcard from Weymouth Esplanade

Postcard Series Weymouth Esplanade is a broad street sweeping around the Bay towards the Pavilion Theatre A brief history of Weymouth Esplanade In the late 16th century, there was no sign of what was to become the Esplanade. There was a grassy strip, separating the small town of Melcombe Regis from the Beach. The only…

A postcard from Weymouth fishing fleet

Postcard Series Weymouth is one of Britain’s busiest fishing ports A (very) brief history There has been a fishing port at Weymouth since Roman times (strictly at Radipole via the River Wey). The Port moved to Melcombe Regis in the mid-13th Century, trading spice and other goods. A century later, the port was the entry…

A postcard from Weymouth Bay

Postcard Series Blue sky and sea, with boats Weymouth Bay is an oasis of blue sky and sea, with excellent sailing conditions. This is because it shelters from the worst of the English Channel weather behind the Island of Portland. The Bay includes Portland Harbour, Weymouth Beach, Studland Bay and Lulworth Cove. It is home…

A postcard from Weymouth Beach

Postcard Series Golden sand, full of dogs, donkeys and people, in that order….. Formation of Weymouth Beach Weymouth Beach is a wide, long arc of golden sand, stretching from the Pavilion Theatre towards Bowleaze Cove. From approximately the Jubilee Clocktower northwards, the beach increasingly contains pebbles. Some of these are thought to arise from weed-rafting….

A postcard from Weymouth Harbour

Postcard Series – Peace and quiet in Weymouth Harbour Weymouth Harbour has been a port since Roman times and played a role in many historical events. These included contributing vessels for the Siege of Calais, capture of San Salvador from the Spanish Armada, the English Civil War and D-Day. There is a plaque on the…