Weymouth’s historic Nothe Fort has been transformed from awful to award-winning thanks to the dedication of an army of volunteers. Jill Dunning investigates.
Rare colour film of the invasion forces, many of whom embarked from Weymouth and Portland,
Mike Greenham of the Weymouth Scouts and John Gage of the Dorchester Scouts are also preparing to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the movement in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester. Troops were formed in 1909 just two years after the first Scouting movement began at Brownsea island near Poole.
Read the full story in the Dorset Echo.
50 years ago the Dorset Echo was reporting on the pigeon problem in Weymouth, where the council was being asked to employ experts to rid the town of pigeons. Ironically the campaign appers to have been led by Councillor Arthur Pidgeon.
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On Saturday 7th February 2009 a spectacular re-enactment took place in commemoration of the Battle of Weymouth and the Crabchurch Conspiracy of 1645.
The civil war in Weymouth is mostly remembered for an incredible plot which was hatched by one of its’ leading citizens and royalist sympathisers, Fabian Hodder.. Together with his wife, her friend Elizabeth Wall and several others, the plot, which has become known locally as the Crabchurch Conspiracy, was aimed at bringing the town once more, under the control of the Kings army, and, before its’ desperate conclusion would result in the deaths of many of the conspirators and the soldiers of both sides.
An article in London’s General Evening Post from October 1770 claimed that Charlotte Catherine Babb from Weymouth could name constellations, read and write in Italian and read a lecture on the map of Europe at the age of three.
Read the full story by Harry Hogger in the Dorset Echo
Like all good stories, the tale of Holy Trinity School at Weymouth, Dorset, England has three parts – a beginning, a middle and a happy conclusion.
Read the full story by Nicola Rayner in the Dorset Echo
This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902