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The Easton Massacre 1803

Press Gangs In the 18th and 19th centuries,  the Navy was not seen as a good ‘career move’ for the average working man. Working and living conditions were harsh and pay was low. Recruitment was in short supply so men were “pressed” into service. Press…

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Unleash the Hounds

From today (1st October 2014) dogs are once again allowed back onto the main beaches of Weymouth until  next May.

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The Floundering of the Lanoma Barque

Following on from the last post about Melcombe Regis Cemetery, I thought it would be interesting to find out more about some of its Victorian “residents.” It did not take long before one headstone grabbed my attention.     The Lanoma Barque( a three mast…

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Melcombe Regis Cemetery – A Victorian Experience

By the middle of the 19th century, it was clear that England was running out of space to bury its dead. The population had grown rapidly and all over Britain, churchyard cemeteries had been struggling to cope with the demands of the dead. Churchyards were…

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Centenary Poppy Campaign

The Centenary Poppy Campaign is an initiative from the Royal British Legion. The aim of the campaign is to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary period in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the First World War.   The national…

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Curtis Fields

Markham and Little Francis, about it known locally as Curtis Fields, viagra are approximately 46 acres of unspoilt fields between the suburban areas of Westham, shop Lanehouse and Wyke Regis. With far reaching views of Weymouth Bay and the Fleet it is a popular walking…

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Leash The Hounds

Note to dog owners:  From today  dogs are only  allowed on the Pavilion end of Weymouth Beach and on Preston Beach.  This ban runs  until the 1st October. They also need to be on their leads at Nothe Gardens until the summer season is over.…

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